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Live by Night | Money and power

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Ben Affleck stars as an outlaw whose motto is to ‘Live by Night’.

It's the Roaring '20s and Prohibition hasn't stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve, and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston police superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals there are rules, and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll.

Live by Night is an American crime drama written, directed, co-produced and starring Academy Award winner Ben Affleck, based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane. The film also stars Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Academy Award winner Chris Cooper.