This is a great story. I don’t know how much our resident Bostonians (you’re transplants, right?) followed this story but the real South Shore lifers, e.g. most of my extended family, talk about Whitey all the time:
James (Whitey) Bulger, a legendary Boston crime boss indicted in 19 murders and who is on the F.B.I.’s 10 Most Wanted list, was arrested by federal authorities Wednesday night in Santa Monica, ending an international manhunt that had gone on since Mr. Bulger disappeared nearly 16 years ago, the F.B.I. announced.[….]
One tipster reported spotting Mr. Bulger watching the Boston gangster movie “The Departed” at a theater in San Diego in 2006, according to The Boston Globe.
I love “The Departed”, my favorite movie since “Pulp Fiction”, especially the scene where they smash DiCaprio’s cast on the pool table, but I think it would have been better with Brian Dennehy or Charles Durning in the Whitey Bulger role instead of Jack Nicholson.