Troy Duffy

Boondock Saints

If there’s any proof that fate has a sense of humor, it’ll come when Boondock Saints 3 starts rolling its cameras. The first film was a sleeper hit that was so perfect in its ridiculousness and bloodshed that it was impossible for it not to earn a dedicated audience. When a sequel didn’t come, but a lawsuit against Franchise Pictures did, director Troy Duffy became something of a legend. His low budget feature had scored big with video sales, but Duffy was also used as an example of what not to do when finding Hollywood success in the documentary Overnight where he acts like a complete jackwagon to his close friends and business associates. The noise calling for a sequel was deafening, but Duffy was unable to make it happen until ten years later. Unfortunately, Boondock 2: All Saints Day was the terrible kind of ridiculous, and it alienated all but the most hardcore of fans. Still, it also did pretty damned well in video sales. Now that almost  no one is calling for a third entry, star Norman Reedus says it might happen. In an interview with IFC, the actor said, “I’m meeting with Sean [Patrick Flanery] and Troy [Duffy] tonight. I just landed a couple hours ago and tonight I’m going over to Troy’s house with Sean. It’s definitely in the works. Look for it. It’s gonna be crazy.”


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Some of you out there are fans of Troy Duffy‘s The Boondock Saints. Don’t worry, we’re not naming names here. But if you fall into that group you’ll be happy to hear a third film just may be heading your way in the near future. The first one didn’t blow up right away, but it eventually found itself a pretty healthy cult following. (And it even found a spot in our list of the 14 Most Mundane Movie Murder Weapons, so that’s something at least.) The movie follows the blood-spattered, bullet-strewn, revenge-fueled adventures of fraternal twins Connor and Murphy MacManus (Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus). It’s not a great movie, but it has its charms thanks mostly to the two leads and the support of Willem Dafoe in a fairly goofy role as the detective on their trail. It was followed a decade later by the even less kindly received sequel, All Saints Day, that saw the brothers return to Boston to dispense more Christ-approved justice. It’s unclear if any of you will admit to being fans of that one.


Commentary Commentary: The Boondock Saints

We all love The Boondock Saints? Right? Right? Guys? Where you going? Look, I’m fully aware of the animosity for this film, especially its writer/director, Troy Duffy. Hell, even the DVD is annoying me right this second with this “You wouldn’t steal a car, so why steal movies” PSA. But there’s a point in everyone’s life where you have to realize bad filmmakers like talking about their film just as much as the geniuses. So we’re gonna let Mr. Duffy speak, and we’re gonna be taking detailed notes as to what he has to say. Yes, this one comes with the decade long-backlash. And I’m sure Troy Duffy’s commentary here is going to be filled with all kinds of insightful anecdotes about crafting the film, honing the story so its concise yet layered. I’m sure there isn’t going to be anything on this commentary track that puts Troy Duffy in an angelic light. And, in case you didn’t catch it, I put the sarcastic tone on the word “angelic.” So here is everything we learned from Mr. Troy “Overnight” Duffy’s commentary track for The Boondock Saints. That damn PSA is still going by the way. Don’t steal, folks.



There is no denying that for better or worse, Troy Duffy’s brainchild The Boondock Saints is a freak of nature. Despite a very well documented shut down by Harvey Weinstein, a budget less than half the size it was originally going to have and a school shooting that kept it from theaters, somehow the boys from Boston have been able live on for the last decade, becoming such a huge hit that a sequel was made two year ago. And while the sequel hardly did gangbusters at the box office, the fan base is still a passionate one. So passionate that Duffy has been approached to turn his beloved films into a television series. In an interview with We Got This Covered for the Blu-Ray re-release of the original film, Duffy shared the news and also included the stance of stars Sean Patrick Flannery and Norman Reedus. We’ve been approached to do a possible Boondock Saints TV series. So the fans may be getting a part 3 as a television show. We might be able to pull that off….I actually called both Sean and Norman and they both said “hell yeah, we’ll drop everything.



To celebrate the release of The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day on DVD and Blu-ray today, the folks at Sony Picture Home Entertainment have provided us with a little prize pack to share with our lovely readers. One (1) lucky winner will receive a Boondock Saints II poster, a beanie hat and a copy of the movie on DVD. All you have to do to enter is answer a simple question.



Troy Duffy, writer/director of The Boondock Saints and The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day sits down with FSR during his bus tour to talk about his films, being controversial and what’s up next before Boondock Saints III.



IGN has debuted the first trailer for Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day this afternoon, giving longtime Saints fans their first look at the long-awaited sequel.



I am curious as to whether or not all of you are still interested in Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. Curious to see if like me, you have lost enthusiasm for the franchise.


Troy Duffy has a very exciting and long overdue message for Boondock Saints fans.

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