Growing up in Dorchester presented real challenges, but once Tom took over his father's auto repair shop in South Boston, life became intense. Mob-enforcers, drug dealers and killers became his friends and clients. Thomas Cirignano experienced Southie's era of extreme crime and violence, first hand. He managed to not just co-exist, but to thrive in that environment. At the shop, Whitey Bulger threatened Tom with a gun. A neighbor was gunned-down at the gas pumps.
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As a young outcast in a tough neighborhood, "Nick" makes a life-changing decision, to do whatever it takes to gain respect and acceptance. That resolution leads to serious complications when Southie's Irish and Italian mobs both crave access to Nick's large, secure garage. It's the perfect place to store hijacked trucks, hold covert meetings, and much more. Choosing sides proves hazardous within the unforgiving environment of extreme crime and violence that was 1980s Southie.