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The Boondock Saints (1999)

Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent.

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Two Irish brothers accidentally kill mafia thugs. They turn themselves in and are released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and start knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he comes to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing. Written by KevinYang(meowdragon@hotmail.com)

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fbi agent | irish | fbi | mafia | friend | See All (321) »

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They're on a Mission From God See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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19 November 1999 (Denmark)  »

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Der blutige Pfad Gottes  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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The outside of the church at the beginning of the movie is "Old South Church". The pulpit is from "Trinity Church", they are steps away from each other. See more »

Goofs

During Smecker's investigation of the Russian mobster's deaths, he places a bottle of some liquid he uses on the Russian's hand on the ground about a foot and a half in front of the Russian's body. When the close-up of the Russian's hand is shown, however, the bottle is much closer, then it returns to its previous position on the ground when the shot switches again. Then as Smecker stands to investigate the bullet hole farther down the alley, he leaves the bottle on the ground. The bottle disappears in the next shot as the camera zooms out away from the body. See more »

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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 temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, the glory, now and forever. Amen.
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Clips of people being interviewed about their opinions on "the saints" are shown while the credits roll. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Michael Keaton/Carly Rae Jepsen (2015) See more »

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Tell Me
Composed by Robert J. Walsh
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Great unusual action film
8 February 2004 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Very intelligent action movie, about two Irish brothers who kill 'sinners' to punish them. The movie is a bit different from the typical action movie, as it doesn't have car-chases or explosions. The action consists of stylish shooting sprees. It also has a fairly original idea that is utilized in nearly every action scene in the movie, and that should be used more often in action films; first you see the aftermath, the crime-scene, the police investigating, counting bodies, etc. After/as the police come up with theories to the crime, we see the actual scene, of the brothers punishing criminals. It's a different kind of vigilante movie. It's particularly gory and bloody, but this just makes it all the more realistic. In real life, there is a significant amount of blood when someone is shot in the head. The movie has some Christian subtexts, I think I've heard about five major theories about the whole movie's meaning. This shows, in my opinion, that there was obviously a lot of thought put into the movie. I'd recommend it to anyone who can stand the gore, even if they aren't Christians. 10/10


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