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A Look Back...The Boondock Saints

A Cult Classic..Mature Language and Graphic Violence...
The Boondock Saints is a 1999 crime thriller film written and directed by Troy Duffy. The film stars Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus as Catholic Irish American fraternal twins, Connor and Murphy MacManus, who become vigilantes after killing two members of the Russian Mafia in self-defense. After a "message from God", the brothers set out to rid their home city of Boston, Massachusetts of crime and evil; all the while being pursued by FBI Special Agent Paul Smecker. (Willem Dafoe who steals the show) The film experienced a limited theatrical release of only five theaters for one week, and was met with poor critical reviews; but the film has grossed over $50 million in domestic video sales. Troy Duffy's screenplay for The Boondock Saints was inspired by his disgust at seeing a drug dealer taking money from a corpse across the hall from his apartment. Duffy, who was working as a bartender and bouncer, had never written a screenplay before.

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The film opens with Irish brothers Connor (Sean Patrick Flanery) and Murphy (Norman Reedus) MacManus attending Mass at a Catholic Church, where the priest mentions the fate of Kitty Genovese (Catherine Susan Genovese (July 7, 1935 March 13, 1964), commonly known as Kitty Genovese, was a New York City woman who was stabbed to death near her home in the Kew Gardens section of Queens, New York on March 13, 1964. Genovese was buried in a family grave at Lakeview Cemetery in New Canaan, Connecticut. The circumstances of her murder and the lack of reaction of numerous neighbors were reported by a newspaper article published two weeks later; the common portrayal of neighbors being fully aware but completely nonresponsive has later been criticized as inaccurate. Nonetheless, it prompted investigation into the social problem that has become known as the bystander effect (seldom: "Genovese syndrome") and especially diffusion of responsibility. In other words they give a medical term for ignoring the obvious and someone that could use some help. Thanks to wikipedia for the explanation.

I think this has alot to do with the plot to the story; bystander's standing by and letting the neighborhood getting taken over by the scum on the streets and the predator's preying on the weak. The weak cannot alway's defend themselves i'm not on a political or personal agenda; i just see it all the time where i'm from and I "know" it's worse in other places and the monster's make it where people are afraid to walk the street's and go outside. Anyway's now let's get back to The Boondock Saint's, while celebrating St. Patrick's Day with friends, the two get and thier freinds get into a bar brawl with three Russian mobsters who wanted to evict the pub, as a result the Russians receivd a good beating. The morning after, two of the Russians seek revenge on Connor and Murphy, who kill their attackers in self-defense.





FBI Special Agent Paul Smecker, remains the prime reason to see this movie. Willem Dafoe as Agent Smecker is an eccentric nutso. Dafoe swallows every scene up, masticates it and spits it back out at the audience. It’s hard to notice anything else on screen.


He is asissted by Detectives Dolly, Duffy, and Greenly these 3 have thier moments usually when Smecker tries to teach em something. He is assigned to the case and surmises that the death of the Russians was not a professional hit, but probable self-defense. The brothers decide to clear their names and arrive at the police station, where they find that the police and local news reporters see them as heroes. To avoid press attention the brothers decide to spend the night in a holding cell, where they receive what appears to be a "calling" from God telling them to hunt down wicked men so that the innocent will flourish.



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Connor and Murphy set out to rid Boston of evil men, Connor learns of a meeting of Russian syndicate bosses at a hotel from a pager taken from one of the dead Russian mobsters and the brothers quickly kill nine bosses and underbosses—saving the leader, Yuri Petrova—later referred to as "Fat/Fag Man" for last. They recite their family prayer and kill him with two gunshots to the back of the head—the bullets cross and go out his eyes. They place coins on the eyes of all nine bodies, as if to pay the toll to cross the River Styx.



The Family Prayer..

"And Shepherds we shall be
For thee, my Lord, for thee.
Power hath descended forth from Thy hand
Our feet may swiftly carry out Thy commands.
So we shall flow a river forth to Thee
And teeming with souls shall it ever be.
In Nomeni Patri Et Fili Spiritus Sancti."

With their friend and former mob errand boy Rocco (David Della Rocco) eventually joining them to help them after he finds out he find's out that his Boss is after him.



Rocco has one of the Funniest moment's of the movie involving one particular cat.



After hunting down Vincent

in a porn shack, underboss of the Yakavetta crime family, the three vigilantes undertake a series of increasingly violent missions, cleansing the city of the most vicious criminals. In response to this threat, Giuseppe "Papa Joe" Yakavetta contracts the feared hitman, Il Duce (Billy Connolly) The Real Star of the Movie.


This is where the movie gets good, to deal with the vigilantes. After killing a criminal that Rocco had a personal hatred for at his house, the three men are ambushed by Il Duce. Although they manage to chase Il Duce away, the three men suffer from wounds, the most serious being the loss of Rocco's finger. Hours later as Smecker conduct an investigation on the spot of where the firefight took place, this was the greatest FBI investigation ever!! Dafoe took it and made music with it.. made it a masterpeice.

They exited out the front door. They had no idea what they were in for. Now they're staring at six men with guns drawn. It was a [frick]ing ambush.
[they exit the house to find Il Duce, one man with six guns]
Paul Smecker: This was a [frick]ing bomb dropping on Beaver Cleaverville. For a few seconds, this place was Armageddon!
[shouts]
Paul Smecker: There was a firefight!


Eventually, Agent Smecker finds the part of the finger lost by Rocco. Smecker decides to do an independent investigation to see who was behind the gun battle, and is able to track the evidence down to Rocco and his two allies. Struggling with his conscience (and after receiving advice from a reluctant priest, who was under the "persuasion" of Rocco), Smecker decides to help the three men. Later the brothers and Rocco infiltrate the Yakavetta headquarters to finish off the family, followed by Smecker who dresses in drag to gain admittance.

Smecker kills two men, before being knocked unconscious by Il Duce. Meanwhile, the brothers are captured, and Rocco is shot and killed by Papa Joe. As the brothers say their family prayer over Rocco;

"And Shepherds we shall be
For thee, my Lord, for thee.
Power hath descended forth from Thy hand
Our feet may swiftly carry out Thy commands.
So we shall flow a river forth to Thee
And teeming with souls shall it ever be.
In Nomeni Patri Et Fili Spiritus Sancti."


Il Duce enters the room; It is revealed that Il Duce is the brothers' father Noah. (continue's on with) May Our feet may swiftly carry out Thy commands.So we shall flow a river forth to Thee And teeming with souls shall it ever be. In Nomeni Patri Et Fili Spiritus Sancti."


Here is the Real Deal for the Fan's



Three months later, Papa Joe is sent to trial. However the reporters on-scene anticipate his acquittal. The brothers and Il Duce, aided by Agent Smecker and three detectives, infiltrate the trial (by sliding their weapons over the metal detector), unmasked, and make a speech stating that they intend to eradicate evil wherever they find it..

Il Duce: Never shall innocent blood be shed, yet the blood of the wicked shall flow like a river. The Three shall spread their blackened wings and be the vengeful striking hammer of God.

"Whosoever shed last blood. By man shall his blood be shed. For immunity of god make he the man. Destroy all that which is evil. So that which is good may flourish. And I shall count thee amoung my favoured sheep. And you shall have the protection of all the angels in heaven."

Connor& Murphy next:

Connor: Now you will receive us.
Murphy: We do not ask for your poor, or your hungry.
Connor: We do not want your tired and sick.
Murphy: It is your corrupt we claim.
Connor: It is your evil that will be sought by us.
Murphy: With every breath we shall hunt them down.
Connor: Each day, we will spill their blood till it rains down from the skies.
Murphy: Do not kill, do not rape, do not steal, these are principles which every man of every faith can embrace.
Connor: These are not polite suggestions, these are codes of behavior and those of you that ignore them will pay the dearest cost.
Murphy: There are varying degrees of evil, we urge you lesser forms of filth not to push the bounds and cross over, into true corruption, into our domain.
Connor: For if you do, one day you will look behind you and you will see we three. And on that day, you will reap it.
Murphy: And we will send you to whatever god you wish.
[Murphy and Conner join II Duce behind Yakavetta]


Connor, Murphy, Il Duce: And shepherds we shall be, for Thee, my Lord, for Thee. Power hath descended forth from Thy hand, that our feet may swiftly carry out Thy command. So we shall flow a river forth to Thee, and teeming with souls shall it ever be.
Il Duce: In nomine Patri.
Connor: Et Fili.
Murphy: Spiritus Sancti.

Here is the real deal for the fan's..Thanks youtube..



The Courtroom scene is just a scene it's Epic in the word's of my felow nerd's; it's the reason to watch the movie..
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SHHH
4/13/2010

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14 Comments

The Courtroom scene is not just a scene it's Epic word's of my fellow nerd's it's the reason to watch the movie..


SHHH - 4/14/2010, 12:02 AM
Ive never seen it :)
teabag - 4/14/2010, 6:06 AM
you need to see it..
SHHH - 4/14/2010, 11:36 AM
Great show!! Haven't seen the sequel yet.
ecksmanfan - 4/14/2010, 10:50 PM
Cool little recap! The sequel's pretty good, but can't really touch the original. If anyone's interested in seeing why Troy Duffy was blacklisted from Hollywood, see the documentary "Overnight". Duffy had one of the best sweetheart deals in the biz, but he chose to butt heads with the Weinsteins. Woops!
MatchesMalone - 4/15/2010, 10:20 AM
@MatchesMalone: I'm very interested to see....
SHHH - 4/15/2010, 11:31 AM
@SHHH-The cover of the dvd has a pic of Duffy holding a 16mm camera to his head signifying career suicide. It started out as a "behind-the-scenes, making-of" movie, but quickly degenerates into Troy Duffy making a huge douche of himself. It was made by the guy at the end credits of Boondock Saints who says the line about "Batman, Superman, and these Saints", who is actually one of Duffy's best friends in real life.
MatchesMalone - 4/15/2010, 11:47 AM
SHHH @ I've got this on DVD and the sequel, not yet seen 'em yet!!

I will now thanks dude!!

Awesome article!
777LEEE - 4/15/2010, 12:12 PM
@MatchesMalone: I heard about Troy Duffy being a douche..But basicaly ruining himself. No Idea he used his freind I know the scene..

@777LEEE: You will not be disappointed!!
SHHH - 4/15/2010, 1:54 PM
Awesome movie and the sequel was pretty good too! Nicely done SHHH!

This movie features in an article I'm working on about quality movies that have been passed by or simply not appreciated enough.
Ron - 4/18/2010, 12:29 PM
I've seen the documentary. Duffy was pretty much a dumbass. He made basically no money on the first movie, and it's become so popular through word of mouth since it was only in theaters for like 3 or 4 days. One of my all time faves. Still need to see the sequel. Haven't seen it because I don't want to ruin how I feel about the first one. Good documentary though, if you liked the first movie, you need to watch it.
tobuttica - 4/24/2010, 6:58 AM
Haven't seen it because I don't want to ruin how I feel about the first one...

The second movie "might" do that ..
SHHH - 4/28/2010, 1:35 PM
See I totally liked the second movie. But, I went into it expecting it to not be the first one at all. I think they made a totally awesome sequel though.
joslezio85 - 6/2/2010, 11:45 PM

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