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The Boondock Saints (1999)

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Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent.

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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)

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fbi agent | irish | fbi | mafia | friend | See All (320) »

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

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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

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19 November 1999 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Der blutige Pfad Gottes  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,930, 21 January 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,812, 28 January 2000
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After shooting, the film was shopped at the 1999 Cannes film festival in the hopes of finding a distributor - every major studio in the US turned it down, due to the Colombine Shooting one month prior. After failing to find a distributor at Cannes, the film was eventually picked up by a small company for a limited theatrical release of five theaters in the US for a period of seven days. See more »

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When Rocco rushes into the room and is packing: he grabs some albums out of the rack and packs them. In the next shot they are back again. Shortly thereafter the albums are again gone. The actual selection of albums remaining on the rack varies also. See more »

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

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Michael Keaton/Carly Rae Jepsen (2015) See more »

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Somewhere between Tarantino and Ritchie lies Duffy
5 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

A fourth year film student with a chip on his/her shoulder will probably tell you that this film is simple, uninspired, derivative, gratuitous..... ignore him/her just like you always do and see this genuinely funny movie. It has an inspired performance by Willem Dafoe and enough new ideas to keep you glued. The social commentary should probably be looked at as more of a plot device than intelligent thought, but I found myself watching this movie repeatedly and enjoying it more the second and third time around. This is definitely a naughty pleasure for the movie enthusiast.


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