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Overnight (2003)

R | | Documentary | 8 July 2005 (UK)
A documentary on the rise and stumble of Troy Duffy, the bartender-cum-filmmaker who was swept up by Miramax's Harvey Weinstein to turn his script for The Boondock Saints into a feature film.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jeffrey Baxter Jeffrey Baxter ... Himself (as Jeffrey 'Skunk' Baxter)
Chris Brinker Chris Brinker ... Himself
Jake Busey ... Himself
Emmanuelle Béart ... Herself (archive footage)
Gordon Clark Gordon Clark ... Himself
Billy Connolly ... Himself
Jim Crabbe Jim Crabbe ... Himself
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Himself
Willem Dafoe ... Himself
David Della Rocco ... Himself
Marie Duffy Marie Duffy ... Herself
Robert Duffy Robert Duffy ... Himself
Tate Duffy Tate Duffy ... Himself
Taylor Duffy Taylor Duffy ... Himself
Troy Duffy ... Himself
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The rags-to-riches-to-rags story of Troy Duffy, a blue collar Boston twenty something that struck a dream movie deal with Miramax in 1997 to direct the $15 million project "Boondock Saints" from his own script. It was a deal that received worldwide attention. But when Miramax jumped ship and put the film in turnaround, Duffy's overnight success soon starts to crash and burn. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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There's More Than One Way To Shoot Yourself

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, sexual references and some nudity | See all certifications »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 2005 (UK) See more »

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Всю ночь See more »

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$550,052 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Filmed over four years. See more »

Quotes

Troy Duffy: Opinionated-ass fuckin' film students are about the most putrid lot I can think of.
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References The Boondock Saints (1999) See more »

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Fascinating documentary #minor spoiler#
19 July 2005 | by maxwellsmartSee all my reviews

In 1997, Troy Duffy was dubbed the next big thing in Hollywood before he even got a movie into production. Eight years later, he still only has one film to his credit. "Overnight" follows Duffy's almost unfathomable fall from grace, in such a way that it is nearly impossible to turn away from the screen, making the viewer constantly wonder what blunder Duffy will make next. What is shocking is not so much that the script for the pretentious though passable film The Boondock Saints generated such enormous hype, but that Duffy was able to take an opportunity that every aspiring filmmaker and/or musician dreams about and not just blow it, but obliterate it.

From the outset, Duffy is established as an aggressive, take charge individual which could have been a great asset for him if he knew where to draw the line. As the documentary progresses, Duffy's hubris comes to the forefront. He fancies himself as a businessman extraordinare and visionary that can't be bothered to listen to anyone else's opinion in any given situation. Brick by brick, he tears apart his potential career, and we get to see it every step of the way. In the end, his boorish behavior led to him being blacklisted from Hollywood, and his band's album sold so poorly that they were released from their recording contract soon after its release. In a final piece of irony Duffy, after making it known that he's smarter than everyone else, failed to secure any backend profit rights for video and DVD sales of Boondock Saints. The film, after barely being released in theaters, went on to produce strong sales in the home video market.


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