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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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Troy Duffy

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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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And shepherds we shall be, for thee, my lord, for thee. 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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Trivia

The aria played during Paul Smecker's (Willem Dafoe's) investigation of the three Russians is from Giacomo Puccini's opera "La Boheme". The title of the aria is "Mi Chiamano Mimi". See more »

Goofs

As Connor is carrying the toilet onto the roof, you'll notice that before he drops the toilet, the toilet does not have a seat or lid. After the toilet hits Checkov, it begins to turn towards the camera and a closed toilet lid is fully visible. 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 104-minute version circulating on the Web has many shots restored, most notably the shootout while hanging from the rope. The whole shootout is in super slow motion including the man in the red shirt and gray suit running up and behind the couch. The R-rated American version shows a different angle and take of most of the bullet hits and the man in the gray suit runs by the camera at normal speed. See more »


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A wonderful movie,
14 September 2004 | by ashestwoashes2000See 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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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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Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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