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Overnight (2003)

R | | Documentary | 8 July 2005 (UK)
A documentary on the rise and stumble of Troy Duffy, the bartender-cum-filmmaker who was swept up by Miramax's Harvey Weinstein to turn his script for The Boondock Saints into a feature film.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jeffrey Baxter Jeffrey Baxter ... Himself (as Jeffrey 'Skunk' Baxter)
Chris Brinker Chris Brinker ... Himself
Jake Busey ... Himself
Emmanuelle Béart ... Herself (archive footage)
Gordon Clark Gordon Clark ... Himself
Billy Connolly ... Himself
Jim Crabbe Jim Crabbe ... Himself
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Himself
Willem Dafoe ... Himself
David Della Rocco ... Himself
Marie Duffy Marie Duffy ... Herself
Robert Duffy Robert Duffy ... Himself
Tate Duffy Tate Duffy ... Himself
Taylor Duffy Taylor Duffy ... Himself
Troy Duffy ... Himself
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Storyline

The rags-to-riches-to-rags story of Troy Duffy, a blue collar Boston twenty something that struck a dream movie deal with Miramax in 1997 to direct the $15 million project "Boondock Saints" from his own script. It was a deal that received worldwide attention. But when Miramax jumped ship and put the film in turnaround, Duffy's overnight success soon starts to crash and burn. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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There's More Than One Way To Shoot Yourself

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language, sexual references and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Drunk 'n Poor See more »

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$550,052 (estimated)
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Stereo

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Troy Duffy has disavowed this documentary, stating that directors Tony Montana and Mark Brian Smith left many things out and "Their anger at me overrode their judgment as filmmakers. That's the tragedy of it. And they stabbed everybody who ever helped them in the back." See more »

Quotes

Troy Duffy: Harvey Weinstein is afraid of me.
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References Sleepy Hollow (1999) See more »

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All good things come to those who wait
4 August 2005 | by captstaceySee all my reviews

I gave this movie 9 of out 10 because it gave me great pleasure in the end to see the outcome and downfall of an arrogant, foul-mouthed, fat, dirty, self-centered fool. The other delight is knowing that his downfall is taped and recorded - every word, every damning phrase, every ridiculous self-centered comment all on tape for all to see and enjoy. I wonder if Duffy even has enough money now for a Blockbuster membership to rent this sad depiction of a very sad man - himself. He had everything - incredible luck, family, friends, tremendous support, talent (although this is only proved by his movie not his actions in the documentary) and several chances but he chose to crap all over every single one of them till he ended up sadly where he deserves - with no one, going no where and seeing no plausible way out of it. I would never wish ill on anyone but there is a sweet justice in seeing an arrogant, sad and vain fool get what he deserves in the end. Stacey Brooks, Atlanta, Georgia


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