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The Boondock Saints (1999)

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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Airs Fri. Sep. 29, 4:00 PM on TMC

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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)

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fbi agent | irish | fbi | mafia | friend | See All (321) »

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They're on a Mission From God See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,930 (USA) (21 January 2000)

Gross:

$25,812 (USA) (28 January 2000)
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Trivia

For the role of Paul Smecker, Miramax preferred Sylvester Stallone (with whom the studio had an existing relationship), Bill Murray or Mike Myers. See more »

Goofs

When the Monsignor relates the story of Kitty Genovese, he mentions that the attack took place "almost 30 years ago" and "in broad daylight." The attack occurred in 1964, a full 35 years prior to the movie taking place, and at 3:30 AM (albeit under streetlights). These errors may have been purposeful to demonstrate that people's indifference continues, and is even greater now. See more »

Quotes

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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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Followed by The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Danny Boy
Composed by Ronan Hardiman (as Ronin Hardiman)
Jim Long Music Publishing (ASCAP)
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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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