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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.

Director:

Troy Duffy

Writer:

Troy Duffy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willem Dafoe ... Paul Smecker
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Connor MacManus
Norman Reedus ... Murphy MacManus
David Della Rocco ... Rocco
Billy Connolly ... Il Duce
David Ferry ... Detective Dolly
Brian Mahoney ... Detective Duffy
Bob Marley ... Detective Greenly
Richard Fitzpatrick ... The Chief
William Young William Young ... Monsignor
Robert Pemberton Robert Pemberton ... Macklepenny
Bill Craig Bill Craig ... McGerkin
Dot-Marie Jones ... Rosengurtle Baumgartener (as Dorothy-Marie Jones)
Scott Griffith ... Ivan Checkov
Layton Morrison ... 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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Taglines:

Thou shalt not kill. It's the one commandment they cannot keep. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The church where Connor (Sean Patrick Flanery) and Murphy (Norman Reedus) attend Mass, Church of the Covenant, is not a Catholic church, but a Lutheran one. No Catholic churches in the area would allow filming in their sanctuaries due to their objections to the plot of this movie. See more »

Goofs

While Smecker is chastising the precinct for leaking the story to the press, right before he says "They're angels!", his hands come out to his sides. From the front, they are shown palms up, but from the back, they are palms down. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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 »

Alternate Versions

The version at the German Fantasy Film Fest (1999) and the Canadian DVD release differ in 3 cuts. The DVD cuts are:
  • the Hotel Shootout: This scene has a cut about 7 seconds, showing bloody bullet hits, when the two brothers are hanging on the rope.
  • Rocco shoots the Mafia-Guys in the bar: The headshot and the shot in the chest are cut away on the DVD. You only see the blood coming out of the back of the bench.
  • Shootout in the pool room: One scene is cut which shows several bullet hits in the body of the guy who opens the door.
  • Pool room shootout: The guy that's holding the phone, standing in the back left corner, gets shot twice. The second bullet hit is cut out from the US R-rated DVD.
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Connections

References First Blood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

War Not War
Composed by Ian Anderson
Jim Long Music Publishing (ASCAP)
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User Reviews

 
Solid and great action movie

Cool action scenes, good pacing and much funny entrateinment. A dark comedy in Irish world Willem dafoe does a good job on the acting and it has a decent soundtrack. I don't see why critics hate this movie.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

19 November 1999 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boondock Saints See more »

Filming Locations:

Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,930, 23 January 2000

Gross USA:

$30,471

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,471
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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