Character He Plays: Captain Ellerby
Best Line: "I'm gonna go have a smoke right now. You wanna smoke? You don't smoke? What are you, one-a those fitness freaks? Go fuck yahself."
Boston Guy's Assessment: Baldwin's accent is actually pretty good, but I can't help imagining his scenes as an SNL skit, which hurts his credibility.
Long Island's greatest son Alec Baldwin would later show off this Boston accent as Jack Donaghy in 30 Rock, so yeah, it does have a hint of parody to it. But as with Corrigan, Baldwin's charisma goes a long way towards making the accent believable. I also appreciate that Baldwin says "fuck" instead of "fahk" in this movie. Not every Bostonian is from Southie, so I don't mind hearing this more refined twist on the accent.