Overnight The Boondock Saints

26/09/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 26/09/2005
  |  167 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Double-bill. The documentary 'Overnight' (2005) is about the rise and rapid fall from grace of bartender Troy Duffy, who was plucked from obscurity by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein to turn his script 'The Boondock Saints' into a movie. The deal received worldwide attention, and Duffy soon started leading the excessive Hollywood lifestyle he thought went with his new status, but when Weinstein put the film into turnaround, Duffy soon found himself on the long slide down to the bottom. Includes interviews with and footage of stars such as Willem Dafoe, Matthew Modine, and Billy Zane, amongst others. Also included is the feature 'The Boondock Saints' (1999), about Conner MacManus (Sean Patrick Flannery) and his brother Murphy (Norman Reedus), two Boston boys who believe it is their divinely-appointed mission to eliminate all the criminals in their neighbourhood. The local people are pleased by this, applaud the killings, and turn the boys into saints. But with FBI agent Paul Smecker (Willem Dafoe) on their trail, it seems their days might be numbered.