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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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Thou shalt not kill. It's the one commandment they cannot keep. 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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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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The Desert Eagles the Russians use have the hammer and sickle symbol just below the bore of the gun. See more »

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At the beginning of the film, the audience is informed that the day is St. Patrick's Day, and the location is Boston, MA. However, all of the trees in Boston seen in the initial establishing shot and every shot thereafter are in full leaf, indicating that the actual date must be several weeks after March 17th, when all the trees in Boston are still bare from winter. 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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Referenced in The Boondocks: Home Alone (2007) See more »

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a whole new kind of comedy/action/crime drama
20 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

My son called me from Korea (Army Medic) to tell me that I had to see this movie. He brought it home with him on leave and we watched it together and he was absolutely right. It was "off the chain" as he says. It was so different from the standard fare that only substitutes different faces into the same tired story lines. We love it and I am now buying my own copy. I recommend it to any one that I know is a discriminating movie lover. I can't wait for the sequel. By the way , I'm a 43 year old mom of three so it's not just for 20 something males. Willem Dafoe was over the top but absolutely perfect for this movie. My husband hates movies and any TV that doesn't have a ball and a score, but he actually loved this movie too. It kept him on the edge of his seat and he actually laughed out loud several times.


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