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8 July 2005 (UK) See more »
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There's More Than One Way To Shoot Yourself
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Shelf Life: The Boondock Saints
 (From TheMovieBit. 28 September 2014, 7:00 AM, PDT)

Troy Duffy tweets first page of Boondock Saints 3 script
 (From Flickeringmyth. 29 January 2014, 1:36 PM, PST)

Boondock Saints director Troy Duffy has lined up his next film and a TV series
 (From JoBlo. 10 December 2013, 7:35 AM, PST)

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Could have had more insight and comment generally but Duffy's unfounded arrogance is fascinating and totally destructive See more (59 total) »

Cast

 
Jeffrey Baxter ... Himself (as Jeffrey 'Skunk' Baxter)

Chris Brinker ... Himself

Jake Busey ... Himself

Emmanuelle Béart ... Herself (archive footage)
Gordon Clark ... Himself

Billy Connolly ... Himself
Jim Crabbe ... Himself

Vincent D'Onofrio ... Himself

Willem Dafoe ... Himself
Marie Duffy ... Herself
Robert Duffy ... Himself
Tate Duffy ... Himself
Taylor Duffy ... Himself

Troy Duffy ... Himself
Tyson Duffy ... Himself

Cassian Elwes ... Himself

Sean Patrick Flanery ... Himself
Jason Flom ... Himself

John Goodman ... Himself
Shaun Hill ... Herself
Ramses Ishak ... Himself
Jimi Jackson ... Himself

Ron Jeremy ... Himself

Matthew Modine ... Himself
Tony Montana ... Himself

Jerry O'Connell ... Himself

Norman Reedus ... Himself

Paul Reubens ... Himself

Joel Roman ... Himself
Ron Saint Germain ... Himself (as Ron Saint Germaine)

Daniela Saioni ... Herself

Patrick Swayze ... Himself

Mark Wahlberg ... Himself

Sharon Waxman ... Herself

Harvey Weinstein ... Himself (as Harvey)
John West ... Himself

Billy Zane ... Himself
Dave Zerr ... Himself
Ray Carney ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Tony Montana 
Mark Brian Smith 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tony Montana 
Mark Brian Smith 

Produced by
Todd Fossey .... co-producer
Tod Lancaster .... co-producer
Tony Montana .... producer
Jennifer Scherpenborg .... co-producer
Mark Brian Smith .... producer
John Timpone .... associate producer
John West .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Jack Livesey 
Peter Nashel 
 
Cinematography by
Tony Montana 
Mark Brian Smith 
 
Film Editing by
Tony Montana 
Jonathan Nixon 
Mark Brian Smith 
 
Sound Department
Jamie Santos .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Mitch Paulson .... digital preview colorist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Montana .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Kevin Finn .... additional editor
Sean Humphries .... assistant editor
Geoff Plymale .... post-production assistant
Jeff Roe .... additional editor
Dylan Sanford .... assistant editor
Ryan Tanner .... assistant editor
Yoram Tal .... additional editor (uncredited)
 
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Kathleen McInnis .... special thanks
Morgan Spurlock .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive strong language, sexual references and some nudity
Runtime:
82 min
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Canada:18A (Ontario) | UK:15 | USA:R
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Trivia:
Troy Duffy has disavowed this documentary, stating that directors Tony Montana and Mark Brian Smith left many things out and "Their anger at me overrode their judgment as filmmakers. That's the tragedy of it. And they stabbed everybody who ever helped them in the back."See more »
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Jeffrey Baxter:Very very few people have all the necessary ingredients for ultimate self-confidence.See more »
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References Sleepy Hollow (1999)See more »

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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Could have had more insight and comment generally but Duffy's unfounded arrogance is fascinating and totally destructive, 24 August 2006
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

When his script for action thriller The Boondock Saints got picked up by Miramax, Troy Duffy found himself going very rapidly from an unknown barman in West Hollywood to being the hot new property in the movie business. Not only that but his agency manages to use this heat to wrangle Duffy money for the sale of his script, the permission to direct the film and a recording deal for his band to work on the soundtrack; it is the dream opportunity presented to Duffy, his family and friends and it is his to embrace or ruin.

Having not seen Boondock Saints for several years I have not been able to review it but I do recall that it was OK without being anything that special. What I didn't know at the time was the story behind the film, which is far more interesting than the film and serves as a good cautionary tale about the nature of fame and Hollywood politics. Well, I suppose it is actually more about Troy Duffy himself and is more a warning about how you have to play the game to get ahead. It is a fascinating and depressing tale because it shows Troy going from captain at the start, to immediately going below decks and scuppering his own ship. There is a quote at the end of the movie from Albert Goldman about how fame is a revealer rather than a creator and indeed that is true in this case. At the start Duffy is pretty full of himself and being made the centre of everything just makes this worse and he becomes more and more of an arrogant pr1ck who treats everyone around him like he is doing them a favour and they should be glad to be in his presence – and this applies from Weinstein himself right down to Troy's bandmates. And this is the focus of the film – one man's shocking ability to take a goose laying golden eggs and p1ssing it all away.

It is fascinating stuff and it is hard not to feel anything but sympathy for Duffy's friends, some of whom struggle to pay their rent while Troy pockets $300,000 for his script. That he immediately sets himself above them and refuses to give them a break in the same way he got one is a shocking condemnation of the man. I suppose it is interesting to think how we would react in the same situation but it was hard for me to imagine being such a jerk as was shown here. It could have been a stronger documentary by bringing more insight into the political games played within Hollywood or the wrangles behind every film, but in fairness Duffy is such an architect of his won downfall that Montana and Smith just seems to let their material do the talking.

Overall this is not a great documentary but it is a fascinating one. It could have been stronger in regards insight and comment but it is rare to see someone so completely destroy a brilliant opportunity simply by the power of their own arrogance. For this alone the film is well worth seeing and is engaging and interesting.

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