Chicago Month Continues with Tom Hanks in Road to Perdition

This movie has it all, a fantastic cast with a great story.  Tom Hanks play Mike Sullivan, a respected and ruthless Hitman for the Irish mob in Chicago during the depression.  The head of the gang is Paul Newman who treats Hanks like a son.  Daniel Craig plays Newman’s son who is jealous of Hanks and sets him up.  Craig double-crosses Hanks and kills his family.  One of Sullivan’s Sons survives.  The story is about how Sullivan avenges his family as well as protects his only son.

The scene above is the double-cross scene.  Craig sends Hanks on an errand where the errand is actually a hit on Hanks.  Hanks shows his ruthlessness and reaction speed to evade the hit.

Filmed in Chicago, with a great story and fantastic acting, Road to Perdition is one of my favorite Chicago movies.


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