The Boondock Saints (1999)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Thriller


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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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27 January 2019 | thomasjay-52277
8
| Brilliant Gem of a film
Finally got round to watching this and was not dissapointed in the slightest. A bonefied cult classic of a film there's so much on offer here be that the cast which comprised of: Sean Patrick Flanery, Willem Dafoe, Billy Connolly or the now "A lister" Norman Reedus of Walking Dead fame, or even the fantastically stylish and well executed plot of the film it's highly enjoyable. Fitting of many of the films released around the turn of the millennium it possesses that flair and charm which the dawn of 2000 bought with it see for example Snatch which has a fairly similar 'look' to this film and certainly a common charm. The story is full of laughs, highs and lows, dramatic and fantastic action and a surprisingly decent twist which personally upon first viewing wasn't obvious so in all this is a hidden gem of a film that's certainly worth your time. I highly recommend

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Trivia

Composer, Writer, and Director Troy Duffy received no royalties from this movie due to the structure of the contract he signed with the distribution company. According to Duffy, neither he, his producers, nor his principal cast got paid. He sued Franchise Pictures and other undisclosed companies for royalties of this movie and rights to the sequel. After a lengthy lawsuit, Duffy, his producers, and the principal cast received an undisclosed amount of royalties, as well as the sequel rights.


Quotes

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 ...


Goofs

Sean Patrick Flanery's stunt double is obvious when he is carrying the toilet to the balcony of the apartment.


Crazy Credits

Clips of people being interviewed about their opinions on "the saints" are shown while the credits roll.


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.


Soundtracks

Ahmedabab Theme
Composed by
Jack Arel and Jean-Claude Petit
Jim Long Music Publishing (ASCAP)

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Genres

Action | Crime | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

19 November 1999

Language

English, Spanish, Papiamento, Russian, Latin


Country of Origin

USA, Canada

Filming Locations

Massachusetts, USA

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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