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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

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Trivia

The maximum security prison that Il Duce is being held in is actually the old Suffolk County Jail in Boston, which is now a 4 star hotel. See more »

Goofs

When at the Lake view, Rocco fires the first bullet through the left side of his jacket. For the rest of the movie there is no hole in the coat. 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

References First Blood (1982) See more »

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Stained Glass
Composed by James Kenelm Clarke (as James Clarke}
Jim Long Music Publishing (ASCAP)
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Somewhere between Tarantino and Ritchie lies Duffy
5 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

A fourth year film student with a chip on his/her shoulder will probably tell you that this film is simple, uninspired, derivative, gratuitous..... ignore him/her just like you always do and see this genuinely funny movie. It has an inspired performance by Willem Dafoe and enough new ideas to keep you glued. The social commentary should probably be looked at as more of a plot device than intelligent thought, but I found myself watching this movie repeatedly and enjoying it more the second and third time around. This is definitely a naughty pleasure for the movie enthusiast.


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