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The Boondock Saints (1999)

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Two Irish Catholic brothers become vigilantes and wipe out Boston's criminal underworld in the name of God.

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Troy Duffy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willem Dafoe ... Paul Smecker
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Connor MacManus
Norman Reedus ... Murphy MacManus
David Della Rocco ... Rocco
Billy Connolly ... Il Duce
David Ferry ... Detective Dolly
Brian Mahoney ... Detective Duffy
Bob Marley ... Detective Greenly
Richard Fitzpatrick ... The Chief
William Young William Young ... Monsignor
Robert Pemberton Robert Pemberton ... Macklepenny
Bill Craig Bill Craig ... McGerkin
Dot-Marie Jones ... Rosengurtle Baumgartener (as Dorothy-Marie Jones)
Scott Griffith ... Ivan Checkov
Layton Morrison ... Vladdy
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Storyline

Two Irish brothers accidentally kill mafia thugs. They turn themselves in and are released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and start knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he comes to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing. Written by KevinYang(meowdragon@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Thy Kingdom Come. Thy Will Be Done. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MySpace | Official Fansite | See more »

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Spanish | Papiamento | Russian | Latin

Release Date:

19 November 1999 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boondock Saints See more »

Filming Locations:

Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,930, 21 January 2000

Gross USA:

$25,812
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Ivan comes to the bar at the beginning of the movie trying to close it early, Doc tells him to "Make like a tree and get the fuck out of here!" The brothers had just been making fun of him for getting his proverbs mixed up, however, this line works as it is a more profane reference to a quote from Back to the Future (1985), in which Biff tells Marty the same thing, only without "fuck." See more »

Goofs

At the bar, when Murphy speaks to the Russian mob leader Ivan Checkov, Murph refers to him as 'Vanya'. Although a diminutive of the name Ivan, the subtitles, in which Murphy is speaking in Russian, say 'Ivan' rather than 'Vanya'. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mackiepenny: Our father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, the glory, now and forever. Amen.
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Crazy Credits

Clips of people being interviewed about their opinions on "the saints" are shown while the credits roll. See more »

Alternate Versions

In May 2006, a special one-time showing of the uncut, unrated version was shown in US theaters and later released in a 2 disc special edition box set. See more »

Connections

References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Holy Fool
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Performed by 'The Boondock Saints'
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a whole new kind of comedy/action/crime drama
20 September 2004 | by tsavageSee all my reviews

My son called me from Korea (Army Medic) to tell me that I had to see this movie. He brought it home with him on leave and we watched it together and he was absolutely right. It was "off the chain" as he says. It was so different from the standard fare that only substitutes different faces into the same tired story lines. We love it and I am now buying my own copy. I recommend it to any one that I know is a discriminating movie lover. I can't wait for the sequel. By the way , I'm a 43 year old mom of three so it's not just for 20 something males. Willem Dafoe was over the top but absolutely perfect for this movie. My husband hates movies and any TV that doesn't have a ball and a score, but he actually loved this movie too. It kept him on the edge of his seat and he actually laughed out loud several times.


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