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Oxy Morons Screening This Saturday at Royale (WIN FREE TIXX)
As some readers might remember, earlier this year I dropped a bomb on Boston with an article about former Charlestown drug dealer turned federal...
| November 04, 2011
In the triumphant 6/17 issue: Best Music Poll victors, Oxy Morons, and Teflon Deval on a winning streak
It's been one hell of week for Boston -- a Stanley cup victory, a parade that drew over a million people. So, too, has it...
| June 20, 2011
Hickey's Current event
Four months ago, the Boston Phoenix published an exclusive story about Charlestown native Johnny Hickey, and his metamorphosis from Oxycontin bandit, to undercover anti-drug agent, to aspiring filmmaker. In the time since, his feature-length hometown t
| June 17, 2011
Charlestown Pharma-Bandit Flick "Oxy Morons" Back For Another Theater Run
A few weeks ago I wrote a story for the Phoenix about Charlestown native Johnny Hickey and his semi-autobiographic feature-length film Oxy Morons. After playing...
| February 25, 2011
Podcast: Chris Farone & Johnny Hickey 2-7-11
Oxymoron director and screenwriter Johnny Hickey shares his story, alongside Boston Phoenix writer Chris Faraone.DOWNLOAD: Podcast Chris Farone & Johnny Hickey 2-7-11.mp3To save podcast, right...
| February 07, 2011
The secret life of a Charlestown drug dealer
The next face Shane Mauss saw, though, was unmistakable. It was Johnny Hickey. A fast-talking tattooed Charlestown native with a tough brogue and checkered past, he used to sometimes work security at a comedy club Mauss used to play back in Boston
Hickey flipped for the Feds — and lived to make a movie about it
| February 04, 2011
Charlestown Oxy Contin Movie Trailer Finally Arrives
A few months ago - while Ben Affleck was in Boston shooting The Town - we ran a story about that film and Oxy Morons,...
| January 27, 2010
A Tale of Two Towns
Charlestown was baptized in bloodshed. Yet this unique, fertile turf has been generally overlooked by Hollywood, which has preferred instead its old rival South Boston, the primary backdrop for Oscar winners Good Will Hunting and The Departed .
Renowned for its roguish history, Charlestown is finally getting Hollywood's attention
| September 18, 2009
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