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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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Rosengurtle Baumgartener (as Dorothy-Marie Jones)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 November 1999 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Der blutige Pfad Gottes  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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When Connor and Murphy acquire their ammunition, the wall reads, "While the wicked stand confounded, call me with thy saints surrounded". This is the English translation of the Latin words "Confutatis maledictis, voca me cum benedictis" from a Latin religious hymn by Franciscan monk Tommaso da Celano. See more »


The angle that Roc/Funny Man is pointing his gun at the priest in the confessional booth. See more »


[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 »


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Composed by Ronan Hardiman (as Ronin Hardiman)
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User Reviews

A wonderful movie,

...albeit a little too proud of itself. I waited a long time before actually watching this film, then an ex-girlfriend loaned it to me telling me I wouldn't be disappointed. And I wasn't. Boondock Saints looks and feels like a fan film, and it is well done. The actors, I felt, were carefully chosen, did a wonderful job, and composed themselves well. The only real annoyances were Willem Dafoe's character being a know-it-all, and David Della Rocco who screams his head off throughout the whole movie. Its rare that a movie of this genre has a gratifying ending, and when the credits started rolling, I was a little sad that there wasn't more. This movie kept me entertained thoroughly, and I was happy that I finally watched it. For those who haven't seen it, sit back and enjoy the violent ride, for it's a fun one.

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