This Weeks Movie Recommendation: The Boondock Saints

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What’s up GEEK NATION? Thank you for joining me again this week for another movie recommendation. So, with this week being St. Patrick’s week- and the amount of Irish blood running through my veins- I can’t help but make Troy Duffy‘s The Boondock Saints  my movie recommendation for this week.

The_boondock_saints_Giustizia_finaleNow for most of you that are BDS fans know that this film is one of the biggest cult films of all time and has one sequel that we really don’t talk about. But did you know that Troy Duffy has finished the final draft of the 3rd film? Yes you read that right: we will indeed get a third film.

Lets talk a little bit about the film.

It stars Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus and Willem Dafoe.   The chemistry that Reedus and Flanery had on screen was amazing. They really felt like they were brothers and the way they are on film translates into their off screen relationship. Willem Dafoe’s role in this film is one of my favorite roles he has had and is one reason why he is one of my favorite actors.

For you that have never seem the film here is the film synopsis:

“Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus as fraternal twins, Connor and Murphy MacManus, who become vigilantes after killing two members of the Russian Mafia in self-defense. After both experience an epiphany, the brothers, together with their friend “Funny Man” (David Della Rocco), set out to rid their home city of Boston, Massachusetts of crime and evil, all while being pursued by FBI Agent Paul Smecker (Willem Dafoe).”

Check out the trailer:

Here are some cool things about the film.

Did you know that The Boondock Saints has a two-part comic book story, serving as a companion to the movie sequel,  and was released in May 2010. The series is written by Troy Duffy, produced by Innfusion Inc. and released through 12 Gauge Comics.

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  • “The church where Connor and Murphy attend Mass, Church of the Covenant, is not a Catholic church, but a Protestant one. This is because no Catholic churches in the area would allow the film makers to film in their sanctuaries due to the churches objection to the plot of the film.”
  • “The word “fuck” and its derivatives are used a total of 246 times.”Troy and Norman
  • “The maximum security prison that Il Duce (Connor and Murphy’s Pa) is being held in is actually the old Suffolk County jail in Boston. The prison is next to Massachusetts General Hospital. It is now a 4 star hotel.”

Some interesting stuff there. This film has seen releases on both VHS, DVD and Blu-Ray and has an extended directors cut available. Geeks what do you think of this film is it a favorite of yours or is it one that you have passed on? Let us know!

So, there you have it The Boondock Saints! Happy Saint Patty’s Day and week Geek Nation and until next week keep being Geeky.

Article By Shane Holly/Obiwon
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