The Boondock Saints (1999) Canada
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Director:Troy Duffy
Studio:20th Century Fox
Producer:Don Carmody, Chris Brinker
Writer:Troy Duffy
Date Added:2006-03-27
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:2.35:1
Sound:Dolby Digital 5.1
Languages:English, Dolby Digital 5.1 EX, Commentary by Writer/Director Troy Duffy, and Actor Billy Connolly, Unknown
Subtitles:English, Spanish
Troy Duffy  ...  (Director)
Troy Duffy  ...  (Writer)
Willem Dafoe  ...  Paul Smecker
Sean Patrick Flanery  ...  Connor MacManus
Norman Reedus  ...  Murphy MacManus
David Della Rocco  ...  David Della 'Roc / Funny Man' Rocco
Billy Connolly  ...  Il Duce
David Ferry  ...  Detective Dolly
Brian Mahoney  ...  Detective Duffy
Bob Marley  ...  Detective Greenly
Richard Fitzpatrick  ...  The Chief
William Young  ...  Monsignor
Robert Pemberton  ...  Macklepenny
Bill Craig  ...  McGerkin
Dot Jones  ...  Rosengurtle Baumgartener (as Dorothy-Marie Jones)
Scott Griffith  ...  Ivan Checkov
Layton Morrison  ...  Vladdy
Comments: Brothers. Killers. Saints.

Summary: Charismatic young stars Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus play two Irish brothers, Connor and Murphy, who believe themselves ordained by God to rid the world of evil men. Their first killing is in self-defense; but after that, they start killing with devotion, gunning down a summit of the Russian mafia. Willem Dafoe plays a gay FBI agent (he listens to opera while examining crime scenes) who knows what the boys are doing but feels that their vigilante tactics are necessary. There's not much plot to The Boondock Saints--it's mostly a series of violent scenes in which the boys are partially ingenious and partially lucky. The movie seems to want to provoke debate about vigilantism, but the scenario is too implausible to stir any real controversy. The peculiar mix of earnestness and machismo will not appeal to everyone, but it's certainly unique and may acquire a cult following. --Bret Fetzer