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The Boondock Saints (1999)

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Two Irish Catholic brothers become vigilantes and wipe out Boston's criminal underworld in the name of God.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Paul Smecker
... Connor MacManus
... Murphy MacManus
... Rocco
... Il Duce
... Detective Dolly
... Detective Duffy
... Detective Greenly
Richard Fitzpatrick ... The Chief
William Young ... Monsignor
Robert Pemberton ... Macklepenny
Bill Craig ... McGerkin
... Rosengurtle Baumgartener (as Dorothy-Marie Jones)
... Ivan Checkov
... Vladdy
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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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They're on a Mission From God See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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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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Der blutige Pfad Gottes  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,930, 21 January 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,812, 28 January 2000
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When Ivan comes to the bar at the beginning of the movie trying to close it early, Doc tells him to "Make like a tree and get the fuck out of here!" The brothers had just been making fun of him for getting his proverbs mixed up, however, this line works as it is a more profane reference to a quote from Back to the Future (1985), in which Biff tells Marty the same thing, only without "fuck." See more »

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Arriving at the crime scene, Smecker asks one cop his name. After he examines the scene with the headset on, he suddenly knows everyone's name. However, given his quirky and arrogant nature, it would be typical of him to intentionally ask someone's name despite already knowing it (intended as disrespect, etc.). See more »

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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 »

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References JFK (1991) See more »

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Danny Boy
Composed by Ronan Hardiman (as Ronin Hardiman)
Jim Long Music Publishing (ASCAP)
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A wonderful movie,
14 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

...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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