Trivia / The Town

  • Career Resurrection: The widely lauded movie is credited with completely restoring Affleck's credibility as an actor, as well as showing his good promise as a director. It also proved that Gone Baby Gone wasn't a fluke.
  • Directed by Cast Member: Ben Affleck as Doug.
  • Fake American: Claire and Fergie are played by British actors (the latter is also a case of Fake Irish).
  • Fake Irish: Averted in some notable cases (e.g. Ben Affleck has Irish ancestry, which is expanded into Doug's character, and Slaine is outspokenly Irish-American and it is seen in his performance as Gloansy), but mostly played straight.
  • Those Two Actors: Titus Welliver and Slaine were in the previous film that Ben Affleck directed, Gone Baby Gone, which included Ben's brother Casey. Welliver and Victor Garber (Claire's boss) would also appear in Affleck's next film Argo.