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CHARLESTOWN/SOMERVILLE

From street crimes to crime films

Filmmaker Mike O'Dea caught a break when his YouTube clip was noticed by a Hollywood producer. Filmmaker Mike O'Dea caught a break when his YouTube clip was noticed by a Hollywood producer. (Dina Rudick/Globe Staff)
By James O'Brien
Globe Correspondent / January 11, 2009

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When indie filmmaker Mike O'Dea announced he was going to make "the most realistic mob movie ever," he didn't exactly mean that he wanted to bring armed police expecting a shootout onto his Charlestown set. (Full article: 1086 words)

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