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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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Storyline

Two Irish brothers accidentally killed mafia thugs. They turned themselves in and were released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and started knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he was 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 | fbi | irish | mafia | justice | See more »

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

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

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19 November 1999 (Denmark)  »

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The Boondock Saints  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Was given a very limited release in the United States due to the Columbine Massacre. It was only shown in five theaters for only one week. However, it would later develop a large cult success from word of mouth following the success of DVD sales and would follow up with the sequel The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009). See more »

Goofs

The Boston Police Department patches that are seen on uniforms and ballcaps are not the right color or shape of the actual BPD patches. The actual BPD patches are conical and blue with yellow lettering that says "Boston Police, 1630 AD". 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 »

Connections

References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Composed by Robert J. Walsh
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Somewhere between Tarantino and Ritchie lies Duffy
5 August 2003 | by (Chicago, IL) – 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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