Black Mass (2015) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Black Mass

Scott Cooper, 2015

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Black Mass
Dick Lehr, Gerard O'Neill, 2000

Black Mass is a movie directed by Scott Cooper in 2015 and based on the book Black Mass: The Irish Mob, the Boston FBI, and a Devil’s Deal by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill, first published in 2000. The movie features Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rory Cochrane, Jesse Plemons, Dakota Johnson, and others.

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RATING

6.9

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Movie Poster: Black Mass (Scott Cooper, 2015)

7.5

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Book Cover: Black Mass (Dick Lehr, Gerard O'Neill, 2000)

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Audiobook cover of Black Mass, the 2000 book by Dick Lehr, Gerard O'Neill.

Black Mass

Read by: John Rubinstein

Storyline

In 1975, James Whitey Bulger, leader of the Winter Hill Gang, controls most organized crime within South Boston, along with his right-hand man Stephen Flemmi, newcomer Kevin Weeks, and callous hitman Johnny Martorano. Bulger’s supremacy is challenged by the North End-based Angiulo Brothers, a rival gang that is part of the New England Mafia family.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Black Mass, the 2015 movie by Scott Cooper

Year

2015

Minutes

123

Movie Rate

6.90

Source: IMDb

Movie

Black Mass

Country: USA

Year: 2015

Length: 2h3m

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Cover of Black Mass, the 2000 book by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill

Year

2000

Pages

400

Book Rate

7.58

S: Goodreads

Book

Black Mass

Subtitle: The Irish Mob, the Boston FBI, and a Devil's Deal

Country: USA

First published in: 2000

Length: 400 pages

Genre: Biography

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Poster of Black Mass, the 2015 movie by Scott Cooper

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Cover of Black Mass, the 2000 book by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill

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