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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Director: Troy Duffy


Credited cast:
Jeffrey Baxter ...
Himself (as Jeffrey 'Skunk' Baxter)
Herself (archive footage)
Gordon Clark ...
Jim Crabbe ...
Marie Duffy ...
Robert Duffy ...
Tate Duffy ...
Taylor Duffy ...


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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Release Date:

8 July 2005 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Всю ночь  »

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Box Office


$550,052 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to a RUSiriusRadio.com pod-cast interview, Director Terry Zwigoff based his direction for Ethan Suplee in Art School Confidential (2006) on the way Troy Duffy acts as a director in this documentary. See more »


Troy Duffy: Opinionated-ass fuckin' film students are about the most putrid lot I can think of.
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References Dead Man Walking (1995) See more »

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an interesting take on pain
13 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a doc that makes you squirm in pain at what you see happening on the screen-- no matter how you feel about the "Harvey" referenced repeatedly in the film, Troy Duffy manages to make you take Harvey's side. That, in itself, is a major accomplishment. There is no sugarcoating what you see on the screen, no Moore-ish distortions, just Duffy managing to show the viewers exactly what he is made of, and how he feels about himself, and everyone else to boot.

A great documentary, well worth watching-- and when available, buying on DVD to keep on your shelf in case you need to remind yourself about "staying humble."

An interesting take on pain-- emotional pain-- on giving it, receiving it, and living through it. .

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