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R| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
Tired of the crime overrunning the streets of Boston, Irish Catholic twin brothers Conner (Sean Patrick Flanery) and Murphy (Norman Reedus) are inspired by their faith to cleanse their hometown of evil with their own brand of zealous vigilante justice. As they hunt down and kill one notorious gangster after another, they become controversial folk heroes in the community. But Paul Smecker (Willem Dafoe), an eccentric FBI agent, is fast closing in on their blood-soaked trail.

Cast: Willem Dafoe , Sean Patrick Flanery , Norman Reedus , David Della Rocco , Billy Connolly , David Ferry , Brian Mahoney , Bob Marley

Director: Troy Duffy

Genres: Crime drama, Thriller

Distributor: Indican Pictures, New City Releasing [us]

The Boondock Saints (1999)

Release Date: January 21st, 1998|1 hr. 50 min.

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  • (Duffy) navigates the twisted collision of religious faith and the thrill of the kill, altruism and brutality, with an ingenious mix of humor, horror, mysticism, and just plain hipness. show more

  • More interested in finding fresh ways to stage execution scenes than in finding meaning behind the human urge for self-appointed righting of wrongs, (the film) is stuffed with effects that have no lasting impact. show more

  • (Duffy's) assembled a fine cast -- it's hard to take your eyes off the two young leads -- but he's given them little to do but squeeze triggers and mouth platitudes. show more

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  • November 12, 2008 Rachel
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    Missed this one when it first came out, but just watched it and it rocks! Its original and Flannry and Reedus were perfectly cast. I'm in love with Reedus now. You got to check out the deleted scenes to see the guys in the buff. Wonder how your looking now Norman. Who'd ever thought killers could be so sexy! Love the way it was done. Great story. Beyond its time. Live to Ride!!!

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A Wicked Frackin' Good Boston-Movies-Cursing Mashup

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Gabrielle Dunn on Apr 5th, 2011 6:00PM

Boston movies are known for their grit, accents and abundance of colorful language -- and we don't just mean great scripts like 'The Departed' or 'Good Will Hunting.' It seems Hollywood thinks...

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