The Boondock SaintsNovember 19, 1999
Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent.
Release Year: 1999
Rating: 7.8/10 (114,754 voted)
Critic's Score: 44/100
Stars: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus
Two Irish brothers accidentally killed mafia thugs. They turned themselves in and were released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and started knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he was to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing.
Sean Patrick Flanery
David Della Rocco
(as Dorothy-Marie Jones)
The MacManus Brothers aren't angels, they're just sent from heaven to make life a hell for all sinners
Release Date: 19 November 1999
Filming Locations: Boston Common, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $19,930
(21 January 2000)
(28 January 2000)
Did You Know?
Body count: 33
When Conner is ripping the toilet out of the ground, the top gets chipped at the front and at the side. But when you see the top view of him carrying the toilet it's not chipped.
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 temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, the glory, now and forever. Amen.
The Saints Come Marching In!
The Boondock Saints is one of the most pleasant surprises I've had in my
years of watching indies, and it proves conclusively that you don't need a
massive budget to do a terrific action film!
Two blue-collar Boston Irish brothers (Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman
Reedus, who are both terrific!) rid their favorite pub of an influx of
Russian gangsters, and soon decide they are on a Mission from God to execute
all the 'heavy hitter' criminals from the city. While this makes them local
heroes, it also sets sympathetic detective Willem Dafoe on their
The story is reminiscent of the 'Death Wish' series, without the glossy
superficiality of the Bronson films. At times funny, at times disturbing, it
never loses momentum, with a twist ending is both satisfying and thoroughly
While the violence is graphic, the story is character-driven, and never
allows the executions to overwhelm the plot. You actually like the brothers,
and may be hard-pressed NOT to root for them, even if you do feel a bit
guilty about it!
The Boondock Saints is a fabulous film, one that deserves your