History Film / TheBoondockSaints

22nd Sep '16 9:09:19 PM billybobfred
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* MundaneWish: The punchline to the racist joke Rocco tells.
2nd Sep '16 9:12:51 AM YT45
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** Subverted in the first film - [=McManus=] brothers say something to the Russian mobster before starting a bar fight in what is supposed to be Russian. What they really say however is utter gibberish.

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** Subverted in the first film - [=McManus=] brothers say something to the Russian mobster before starting a bar fight in what is supposed to be Russian. What they really say however is utter gibberish.gibberish, [[GeniusBonus which could be why Chekhov gives them a perplexed "Huh?"]]



* IconicItem: The pennies that the Saints [[DueToTheDead place on their victim's eyes]], as well as Il Duce's [[MoreDakka vest full of guns.]] Romeo is able to figure out who they are quickly in the sequel, since not only do they ''talk'' about [[ExactEavesdropping matching their police sketches and dying their hair to reduce the risk of being recognized]], but they are a pair of Irish guys carrying a bunch of pennies.

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* IconicItem: The pennies that the Saints [[DueToTheDead place on their victim's eyes]], as well as Il Duce's [[MoreDakka vest full of guns.]] Romeo is able to figure out who they are quickly in the sequel, since not only do they ''talk'' about [[ExactEavesdropping matching their police sketches and dying their hair to reduce the risk of being recognized]], but they are a pair of Irish guys carrying a bunch of pennies. The brothers' wooden rosaries also count.



* MoralDissonance: The brothers' moral compass is a bit loose. They give Rocco a free pass, despite him having a career in the Mafia which failed only because of his own incompetence, because he's a good drinking buddy. And they are perfectly willing to buy all their guns from a man ''heavily'' implied to be [[TheTroubles IRA]]. Not to mention they seem to have no qualms about stealing from the mobsters they kill even before they receive their MissionFromGod. Also Connor [[spoiler: somehow seems to know what heroin tastes like]] in the sequel. Lampshaded by Rocco:

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* MoralDissonance: The brothers' moral compass is a bit loose. They give Rocco a free pass, despite him having a career in the Mafia which failed only because of his own incompetence, because he's a good drinking buddy. And they are perfectly willing to buy all their guns from a man ''heavily'' implied to be [[TheTroubles IRA]]. Not to mention they seem to have no qualms about stealing from the mobsters they kill even before they receive their MissionFromGod. Also Connor [[spoiler: somehow seems to know what heroin tastes like]] like, to which Murphy responds, "How the fuck would ''you'' know?"]] in the sequel. Lampshaded by Rocco:



** In the first movie, Rocco emphasizes a point by slamming his hands down on a table, causing the Beretta 92 pistol sitting on the table -- which, mind you, is standard issue for U.S. soldiers and designed specifically to avert this trope -- to fire, killing [[spoiler: the [[ThatPoorCat poor pussycat]] that was laying next to it]]. Particularly jarring compared to the courthouse climax when the baliffs drop their guns from a mezzanine fifteen or twenty feet up without any mishap. In the DVD commentary, it's stated that this scene exists due to a combination of RuleOfFunny and [[spoiler: a hatred of cats]].

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** In the first movie, Rocco emphasizes a point by slamming his hands down on a table, causing the Beretta 92 pistol sitting on the table -- which, mind you, is standard issue for U.S. soldiers and designed specifically to avert this trope trope[[note]] It's often said that the safety is the ''only'' part of a Beretta that's actually reliable[[/note]] -- to fire, killing [[spoiler: the [[ThatPoorCat poor pussycat]] that was laying next to it]]. Particularly jarring compared to the courthouse climax when the baliffs drop their guns from a mezzanine fifteen or twenty feet up without any mishap. In the DVD commentary, it's stated that this scene exists due to a combination of RuleOfFunny and [[spoiler: a hatred of cats]].



** [[spoiler: The second movie reveals that Louie used Noah exactly this way. Louie's "intelligence" on mobsters Noah would assassinate was actually hit contracts received from rival mafiosos.]]



-->'''Rocco:''' Fucking... what the fucking fuck... who the fuck fucked this fucking... how did you two fucking fucks... FUCK!

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-->'''Rocco:''' Fucking...Mother fucking... what the fucking fuck... who the fuck fucked this fucking... how did you two fucking fucks... FUCK!
18th Aug '16 6:58:41 AM halcyonforever
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** The Family Prayer (see the page quote).

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** The Family Prayer (see the page quote).Prayer.
31st Jul '16 10:34:33 PM Dravencour
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%%* {{Confessional}}

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%%* {{Confessional}}* {{Confessional}}: Smecker winds up in one of these after getting rip-roaring drunk, and it soon becomes a very tense scene as Rocco wants to kill him for being a "lia-fucking-bility", but neither of the brothers want him dead, considering him a good man.



* {{Fingore}}: In the shootout with Il Duce, Rocco loses a finger.

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* {{Fingore}}: In the shootout with Il Duce, Rocco loses a finger.finger, which Smecker uses to identify him by means of his DNA. [[spoiler:When the Saints get captured by Yakavetta's men, Papa Joe shoots off another one of Rocco's fingers before ultimately deciding to kill him]].
31st Jul '16 10:27:31 PM Dravencour
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* StrawFeminist: The brothers are set to train a new, very [[ButchLesbian butch]], employee at their meat-packing job who goes ballistic when she hears the phrase "rule of thumb" (citing the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thumb#Reference_to_spousal_abuse apocryphal story]] about it being based on wife beating). When the brothers needle her about it she attacks Connor and Murphy punches her out, getting everyone involved fired.

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* StrawFeminist: The brothers are set to train a new, very [[ButchLesbian butch]], employee at their meat-packing job who goes ballistic when she hears the phrase "rule of thumb" (citing the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thumb#Reference_to_spousal_abuse apocryphal story]] about it being based on wife beating). When the brothers needle her about it she attacks [[GroinAttack kicks Connor in the balls]] and Murphy punches her out, getting everyone involved fired.
29th Jul '16 4:47:53 PM Dravencour
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-->'''Rocco:''' Don't you think that's a little weird, a little psycho?

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-->'''Rocco:''' '''Rocco:''' Don't you think that's a little weird, a little psycho?
29th Jun '16 11:44:54 AM JamesAustin
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[[folder: [[AC:Examples Contained In Both Films]]]]

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[[folder: [[AC:Examples Contained In Both Films]]]]Examples contained in both films]]



* AsHimself: David Della Rocco.



* BadassCreed: The Family Prayer (see the page quote).

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* BadassCreed: BadassCreed:
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The Family Prayer (see the page quote).



* BilingualBonus: Particularly in the sequel, not all of the foreign languages are subtitled.
** Subverted in the first film - McManus brothers say something to the Russian Mobster before starting a bar fight in what is supposed to be Russian. What they really say however is utter gibberish

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* BilingualBonus: BilingualBonus:
**
Particularly in the sequel, not all of the foreign languages are subtitled.
** Subverted in the first film - McManus [=McManus=] brothers say something to the Russian Mobster mobster before starting a bar fight in what is supposed to be Russian. What they really say however is utter gibberishgibberish.



* BillingDisplacement: Willem Dafoe is ''not'' the main character.
* {{Bromance}} [[RomanceOnTheSet On The Set]]: Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus remained friends throughout the eight-year gap between movies. This is especially obvious in interviews, where Norman is often the subject of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO8KMZZjUwE#t=2m13s much fraternal ribbing]].



* ChekhovsGun: While gearing up, the brothers mock each other for getting some rope and a large bowie knife, just in case. Both items end up getting used [[spoiler: during the hotel scene]], the knife while they are carrying out the execution of the Sick Mob Man and [[spoiler:killing one of Yakavetta's men after they get free]]. The rope even makes a reappearance in the second movie.
** In the first movie, Rocco returns in a panic after the Lakeview Restaurant shooting, telling the brothers to "Pack your shit!" so that the three of them could flee. One of the items Rocco packs (after brandishing it at Connor while shouting) is the iron that they later use to cauterize their wounds.
** When Rocco asks the brothers to teach him the prayer that they always use when executing mob dudes, Connor refuses, stating that it's a family prayer, "my father's father before him, so that's our shit". This sets up the biggest reveal of the movie, where [[spoiler:Il Duce]] walks in on the brothers saying the family prayer over [[spoiler:the fallen Rocco]] and [[LukeIAmYourFather finishes the prayer himself]].
** In the second movie, RussianRoulette.



** In Spanish, the movie is known as ''Los Santos del Infierno'', or "The Saints of Hell".

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** In Spanish, the movie is known as ''Los Santos santos del Infierno'', infierno'', or "The Saints of Hell".



* DueToTheDead: Played straight for the most part, particularly with the Saints' victims.
** Hilariously {{averted}} in the sequel when the Saints visit [[spoiler: Rocco]]'s grave and see that they used his mugshot for his memorial.

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* DueToTheDead: DueToTheDead:
**
Played straight for the most part, particularly with the Saints' victims.
** Hilariously {{averted}} {{averted|Trope}} in the sequel when the Saints visit [[spoiler: Rocco]]'s grave and see that they used his mugshot for his memorial.



-->Rocco: We could kill ''everyone''. (meaning, everyone in the South Boston Mafia)
-->Murphy: What do you think of that?
-->Connor: I'm strangely comfortable with it.

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-->Rocco: -->'''Rocco:''' We could kill ''everyone''. (meaning, everyone in the South Boston Mafia)
-->Murphy:
Mafia)\\
'''Murphy:'''
What do you think of that?
-->Connor:
that?\\
'''Connor:'''
I'm strangely comfortable with it.



* {{Fingore}}: In the shootout with Il Duce, Rocco loses a finger.



* FreudianSlip: "Fag man" instead of "fat man," though Smecker takes it in stride. During a pep talk, Rocco has one during his RatedMForManly speech.
-->'''Rocco''': You think that the men who built all this had it easy?
-->'''Murphy''': Hard men!
-->'''Connor''': Doing hard shit!
-->'''Rocco''': And that gives me a hard-on! *RecordScratch* But not in a gay way or anything like that.



* HitmanWithAHeart: Il Duce, who has a very Leon-esque code about "no women, no kids."
** The brothers as well. [[spoiler:Fitting, seeing that they are his sons]].

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* HitmanWithAHeart: The brothers and Il Duce, who has Duce have a very Leon-esque code about "no women, no kids."
** The brothers as well.
" [[spoiler:Fitting, seeing that they are his sons]].Il Duce is the brothers' father]].



* IconicItem: The pennies that the Saints [[DueToTheDead place on their victim's eyes]], as well as Il Duce's [[MoreDakka vest full of guns.]]
** Romeo is able to figure out who they are quickly in the sequel, since not only do they ''talk'' about [[ExactEavesdropping matching their police sketches and dying their hair to reduce the risk of being recognized]], but they are a pair of Irish guys carrying a bunch of pennies.

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* IconicItem: The pennies that the Saints [[DueToTheDead place on their victim's eyes]], as well as Il Duce's [[MoreDakka vest full of guns.]]
**
]] Romeo is able to figure out who they are quickly in the sequel, since not only do they ''talk'' about [[ExactEavesdropping matching their police sketches and dying their hair to reduce the risk of being recognized]], but they are a pair of Irish guys carrying a bunch of pennies.



* {{Lampshading}}: The brothers and Smecker like to do this.
* LargeHam: Smecker, whenever he is re-enacting one of the shootouts. As well, his protegee Eunice Bloom. Connor, in general.

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* {{Lampshading}}: The brothers and Smecker like to do this.
* LargeHam:
LargeHam:
**
Smecker, whenever he is re-enacting one of the shootouts. As well, his shootouts:
--->'''Smecker:''' There was a '''''fiiire FIGHT!'''''
** Smecker's
protegee Eunice Bloom. Bloom in the sequel.
**
Connor, in general.



* ALighterShadeOfGray: "We urge you lesser forms of filth not to push the bounds and cross over into true corruption, into our domain. For if you do, one day you will look behind you and you will see we three, and on that day, ''you will reap it!''"
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Il Duce]].

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* ALighterShadeOfGray: ALighterShadeOfGrey: "We urge you lesser forms of filth not to push the bounds and cross over into true corruption, into our domain. For if you do, one day you will look behind you and you will see we three, and on that day, ''you will reap it!''"
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Il Duce]].Duce is the brothers' father]].



* [[ManChild Men Children]]: When they're not shooting people in the head, Connor and Murphy bicker and tussle like ten year old boys.
** The fact that, when hunting down and executing bad guys, their "tactics" almost always stem from some badass scene they saw in a TV show or movie reinforces this trope even more.

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* [[ManChild Men Children]]: ManChild: When they're not shooting people in the head, Connor and Murphy bicker and tussle like ten year old boys.
**
boys. The fact that, when hunting down and executing bad guys, their "tactics" almost always stem from some badass scene they saw in a TV show or movie reinforces this trope even more.



* MoralDissonance: The brothers' moral compass is a bit loose. They give Rocco a free pass, despite him having a career in the Mafia which failed only because of his own incompetence, because he's a good drinking buddy. And they are perfectly willing to buy all their guns from a man ''heavily'' implied to be [[TheTroubles IRA]]. Not to mention they seem to have no qualms about stealing from the mobsters they kill even before they receive their MissionFromGod. Also Connor [[spoiler: somehow seems to know what heroin tastes like]] in the sequel.
** Lampshaded by Rocco.
-->'''Rocco''': "Anybody ''you'' think is evil?"
-->'''Connor''': "Aye."
-->'''Rocco''': "Don't you think that's a little weird, a little psycho?"
* MotivationOnAStick: Detective Greenley humorously suggests that the only way they're going to catch the [=McManus=] brothers is by "...dangling a potato on a string" -- of course, they walk in just as he's saying this.
-->'''Murphy:''' You'd probably have better luck with a beer.

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* MoralDissonance: The brothers' moral compass is a bit loose. They give Rocco a free pass, despite him having a career in the Mafia which failed only because of his own incompetence, because he's a good drinking buddy. And they are perfectly willing to buy all their guns from a man ''heavily'' implied to be [[TheTroubles IRA]]. Not to mention they seem to have no qualms about stealing from the mobsters they kill even before they receive their MissionFromGod. Also Connor [[spoiler: somehow seems to know what heroin tastes like]] in the sequel.
**
sequel. Lampshaded by Rocco.
-->'''Rocco''': "Anybody
Rocco:
-->'''Rocco:''' Anybody
''you'' think is evil?"
-->'''Connor''': "Aye."
-->'''Rocco''': "Don't
evil?\\
'''Connor:''' Aye.\\
-->'''Rocco:''' Don't
you think that's a little weird, a little psycho?"
* MotivationOnAStick: Detective Greenley humorously suggests that the only way they're going to catch the [=McManus=] brothers is by "...dangling a potato on a string" -- of course, they walk in just as he's saying this.
-->'''Murphy:''' You'd probably have better luck with a beer.
psycho?



* NoNameGiven / UnnamedParent: One is more likely to survive in this film ''without'' a name. The brothers' names are Connor and Murphy -- which is rarely mentioned in either film while every other character gets a pause and a brief caption that literally spells out their identity. Il Duce [[spoiler:their father]] gets a caption that reveals absolutely nothing and is only addressed by his real name, [[spoiler:Noah]], in the second film. The Roman as well only gets a proper name during the last third of the second film.
* OminousLatinChanting / SoundtrackDissonance: Many of the beautiful choral hymns play over gorier scenes.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The brothers, often.
** Justified by their {{Omniglot}} status; the brothers learned their languages well enough that their accents have been rendered about as battered as Connor [=MacLeod=]'s.

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* NoNameGiven / UnnamedParent: NoNameGiven: One is more likely to survive in this film ''without'' a name. The brothers' names are Connor and Murphy -- which is rarely mentioned in either film while every other character gets a pause and a brief caption that literally spells out their identity. Il Duce [[spoiler:their father]] gets a caption that reveals absolutely nothing and is only addressed by his real name, [[spoiler:Noah]], in the second film. The Roman as well only gets a proper name during the last third of the second film.
* OminousLatinChanting / SoundtrackDissonance: Many of
film. The only aversion to the beautiful choral survival rate was the "Sick Fuck!" He is credited as "Sick Mob Man".
* OminousLatinChanting: Choral
hymns play over gorier scenes.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: OohMeAccentsSlipping:
**
The brothers, often.
**
often. Justified by their {{Omniglot}} status; the brothers learned their languages well enough that their accents have been rendered about as battered as Connor [=MacLeod=]'s.



* PapaWolf: --> [[spoiler: Il Duce]]: ''Easy boys... Daddy's working.''
* PlayingAgainstType: Il Duce, the [[TheStoic stone-cold]] veteran [[HitmanWithAHeart hitman]], is played by ''Billy Connolly'' of all people. He's done serious roles before, but not like ''this.''

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* PapaWolf: PapaWolf:
--> [[spoiler: Il Duce]]: '''Il Duce]]:''' ''Easy boys... Daddy's working.''
* PlayingAgainstType: Il Duce, the [[TheStoic stone-cold]] veteran [[HitmanWithAHeart hitman]], is played by ''Billy Connolly'' of all people. He's done serious roles before, but not like ''this.
''



** In the first movie, Rocco emphasizes a point by slamming his hands down on a table, causing the Beretta 92 pistol sitting on the table -- which, mind you, is standard issue for U.S. soldiers and designed specifically to avert this trope -- to fire, killing [[spoiler: the [[ThatPoorCat poor pussycat]] that was laying next to it]]. Particularly jarring compared to the courthouse climax when the baliffs drop their guns from a mezzanine fifteen or twenty feet up without any mishap.
*** In the DVD commentary, it's stated that this scene exists due to a combination of RuleOfFunny and [[spoiler: a hatred of cats]].

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** In the first movie, Rocco emphasizes a point by slamming his hands down on a table, causing the Beretta 92 pistol sitting on the table -- which, mind you, is standard issue for U.S. soldiers and designed specifically to avert this trope -- to fire, killing [[spoiler: the [[ThatPoorCat poor pussycat]] that was laying next to it]]. Particularly jarring compared to the courthouse climax when the baliffs drop their guns from a mezzanine fifteen or twenty feet up without any mishap.
***
mishap. In the DVD commentary, it's stated that this scene exists due to a combination of RuleOfFunny and [[spoiler: a hatred of cats]].



* SoundtrackDissonance: Many of the beautiful choral hymns play over gorier scenes.



* {{Shirtless Scene}}: When the twins awaken from the vision/dream they get one of these.

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* {{Shirtless Scene}}: ShirtlessScene: When the twins awaken from the vision/dream in both films they get one of these.



[[folder: [[AC: Examples That Occur In The First Film:]]]]
* ActorAllusion While re-enacting one of the murders, Smecker raises his hands up to the heavens, a reference to [=DeFoe=]'s death in the movie {{Film/Platoon}}.
* AirVentPassageway: Subverted and Lampshaded - the brothers use an air vent to get into the Russian Mobster's meeting, but get lost. They only end up in the right place because they start fighting each other and cause the vent to break through the ceiling, dumping them right into the correct room. Later, Smecker lampshades this, noting that they're amateurs because [[AirVentPassageway Air Vent Escapes]] only happen on TV and no pro would try it.

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[[folder: [[AC: Examples That Occur In The First Film:]]]]
* ActorAllusion While re-enacting one of the murders, Smecker raises his hands up to the heavens, a reference to [=DeFoe=]'s death
that occur in the movie {{Film/Platoon}}.
first film]]
* AirVentPassageway: Subverted and Lampshaded - the brothers use an air vent to get into the Russian Mobster's meeting, but get lost. They only end up in the right place because they start fighting each other and cause the vent to break through the ceiling, dumping them right into the correct room. Later, Smecker lampshades this, noting that they're amateurs because [[AirVentPassageway Air Vent Escapes]] air vent escapes only happen on TV and no pro would try it.



* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: {{Invoked}}; the end credits show a reporter interviewing people on their wildly varying views on the Saints.
* AmusingInjuries: They tie a Russian gangster to a bar top and [[RumpRoast set his ass on fire]].
** Later, one of the two Russian gangsters (the same one, in fact) gets a toilet dropped directly on his cranium. There are many, many other examples. Let's just say that this film ties with ''Film/TropicThunder'' in the [[RefugeinAudacity Hilarious Carnage department]].

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: {{Invoked}}; {{Invoked|Trope}}; the end credits show a reporter interviewing people on their wildly varying views on the Saints.
* AmusingInjuries: They tie a Russian gangster to a bar top and [[RumpRoast set his ass on fire]].
**
fire]]. Later, one of the two same Russian gangsters (the same one, in fact) gangster gets a toilet dropped directly on his cranium. There are many, many other examples. Let's just say that this film ties with ''Film/TropicThunder'' in the [[RefugeinAudacity Hilarious Carnage department]].



-->'''Rocco''': Fucking... what the fucking fuck... who the fuck fucked this fucking... how did you two fucking fucks... FUCK!
-->'''Connor''': Well, that certainly illustrates the ''diversity'' of the word.

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-->'''Rocco''': -->'''Rocco:''' Fucking... what the fucking fuck... who the fuck fucked this fucking... how did you two fucking fucks... FUCK!
-->'''Connor''': -->'''Connor:''' Well, that certainly illustrates the ''diversity'' of the word.



* [[ArtisticLicense Artistic License - Mythology]]: It depends on which region of Greece you're learning from, but Smecker says in Greek mythology, people had to pay the toll to cross the river, and that's where the coins on the eyes comes from. In actuality, only some believed that, while most believed that only the living had to pay to cross the river to the Underworld, and even in those that believed it, the coin went in the mouth, not on the eyes.



* ChekhovsGun:
** While gearing up, the brothers mock each other for getting some rope and a large bowie knife, just in case. Both items end up getting used [[spoiler: during the hotel scene]], the knife while they are carrying out the execution of the Sick Mob Man and [[spoiler:killing one of Yakavetta's men after they get free]]. The rope even makes a reappearance in the second movie.
** In the first movie, Rocco returns in a panic after the Lakeview Restaurant shooting, telling the brothers to "Pack your shit!" so that the three of them could flee. One of the items Rocco packs (after brandishing it at Connor while shouting) is the iron that they later use to cauterize their wounds.
** When Rocco asks the brothers to teach him the prayer that they always use when executing mob dudes, Connor refuses, stating that it's a family prayer, "my father's father before him, so that's our shit". This sets up the biggest reveal of the movie, where [[spoiler:Il Duce]] walks in on the brothers saying the family prayer over [[spoiler:the fallen Rocco]] and [[LukeIAmYourFather finishes the prayer himself]].



* TheDanza: Carmine Distephano plays Augustus Distephano, a retired mob boss. Also, a man named David Della Rocco is played by none other than David Della Rocco.



* {{Fingore}}: In the shootout with Il Duce, Rocco loses a finger.



* GenreSavvy: The [=McManus brothers=] and Agent Smecker both repeatedly comment on their exploits whenever they resemble TV or action movies.
* GoryDiscretionShot: As soon as the [=McManus=] brothers [[spoiler:and their father Il Duce]] have finished with their prayer during the last scene of the movie, they [[spoiler: blow off Don Yakavetta's head with two silenced Beretta 92's [[YourHeadAsplode AND a Franchi PA3/215 shotgun]] ]]. Obviously, we don't see the carnage, as it cuts to a shot showing Smecker's horrified expression before he closes his eyes and turns away
** Note that he only shuts his eyes a split second AFTER the shotgun fired, meaning that he saw what we didn't in that scene.

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* FreudianSlip: "Fag man" instead of "fat man," though Smecker takes it in stride. During a pep talk, Rocco has one during his RatedMForManly speech.
-->'''Rocco:''' You think that the men who built all this had it easy?\\
'''Murphy:''' Hard men!\\
'''Connor:''' Doing hard shit!\\
'''Rocco:''' And that gives me a hard-on! ''[RecordScratch]'' But not in a gay way or anything like that.
* GenreSavvy: The [=McManus brothers=] [=McManus=] brothers and Agent Smecker both repeatedly comment on their exploits whenever they resemble TV or action movies.
* GoryDiscretionShot: As soon as the [=McManus=] brothers [[spoiler:and their father Il Duce]] have finished with their prayer during the last scene of the movie, they [[spoiler: blow off Don Yakavetta's head with two silenced Beretta 92's [[YourHeadAsplode AND a Franchi PA3/215 shotgun]] ]]. Obviously, we don't see the carnage, as it cuts to a shot showing Smecker's horrified expression before he closes his eyes and turns away
**
away. Note that he only shuts his eyes a split second AFTER the shotgun fired, meaning that he saw what we didn't in that scene.



* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: The scene with the cat, where Rocco slams his fists against the table to make a point after deciding to join them, and the Beretta that the brothers just gave him goes off and splatters his girlfriend's cat against the near wall. It doesn't truly become hilarious until Rocco's dumb-assed question, "Is it dead?"

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* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: IJustShotMarvinInTheFace:
**
The scene with the cat, where Rocco slams his fists against the table to make a point after deciding to join them, and the Beretta that the brothers just gave him goes off and splatters his girlfriend's cat against the near wall. It doesn't truly become hilarious until Rocco's dumb-assed question, "Is it dead?"



* LargeHam: Smecker to the T.
** "There was a fiiire fight!"
* {{Lzherusskie}}: Fat Man (Yuri Petrova) is the only Russian played by actual Russian.



* NWordPrivileges: Sort of. "Mick" and "wop" aren't exactly terms of affection between the McManus brothers and Rocco, but they would probably respond to anyone else who used them with violence.

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* MotivationOnAStick: Detective Greenley humorously suggests that the only way they're going to catch the [=McManus=] brothers is by "...dangling a potato on a string" -- of course, they walk in just as he's saying this.
-->'''Murphy:''' You'd probably have better luck with a beer.
* NWordPrivileges: Sort of. "Mick" and "wop" aren't exactly terms of affection between the McManus [=McManus=] brothers and Rocco, but they would probably respond to anyone else who used them with violence.



* NoNameGiven: The contract killer is never named, and is only addressed in the film as "Sick Fuck!" He is credited as "Sick Mob Man". Similarly, Il Duce goes by a NomDeGuerre and his name isn't revealed until the sequel.
* OhCrap: After Smecker infiltrates Don Yakavetta's home, and comes across a mook with his throat cut. [[spoiler:Il Duce then comes up behind Smecker and gives him a TapOnTheHead, [[WholesomeCrossdresser having mistaken him for a woman]].]]

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* NoNameGiven: The contract killer is never named, and is only addressed in the film as "Sick Fuck!" He is credited as "Sick Mob Man". Similarly, Il Duce goes by a NomDeGuerre and his name isn't revealed until the sequel.
* OhCrap:
OhCrap:
**
After Smecker infiltrates Don Yakavetta's home, and comes across a mook with his throat cut. [[spoiler:Il Duce then comes up behind Smecker and gives him a TapOnTheHead, [[WholesomeCrossdresser having mistaken him for a woman]].]]



* PaperThinDisguise: Willem Dafoe makes as convincing a woman as [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Bugs Bunny]] does. And like Bugs, he has extreme good fortune to "seduce" the one guy on earth [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy thick enough]] to be fooled by his getup.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Played with. Sometimes, the Saints don't really discriminate between {{Mooks}}, and sometimes they can come across as too soft on certain bad guys, like Papa Joe.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: In Papa Joe's first scene, he asks Rocco to tell him a joke. When Rocco is telling the joke, Papa Joe and his {{Dragon}} Vincenzo insist Rocco refer to black people as "niggers".
* ProfessionalKiller: Rocco drives a "sick fuck" hitman to his job, where he proceeds to wipe out a family. The three face another, more {{Badass}} hitman in the form of Il Duce shortly after finishing off the first.

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* PaperThinDisguise: Willem Dafoe makes as convincing a woman as [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Bugs Bunny]] WesternAnimation/BugsBunny does. And like Bugs, he has extreme good fortune to "seduce" the one guy on earth [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy thick enough]] to be fooled by his getup.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Played with. Sometimes, the Saints don't really discriminate between {{Mooks}}, {{mooks}}, and sometimes they can come across as too soft on certain bad guys, like Papa Joe.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: In Papa Joe's first scene, he asks Rocco to tell him a joke. When Rocco is telling the joke, Papa Joe and his {{Dragon}} [[TheDragon Dragon]] Vincenzo insist Rocco refer to black people as "niggers".
* ProfessionalKiller: Rocco drives a "sick fuck" hitman to his job, where he proceeds to wipe out a family. The three face another, more {{Badass}} badass hitman in the form of Il Duce shortly after finishing off the first.



* SadlyMythtaken: It depends on which region of Greece you're learning from, but Smecker says in Greek mythology, people had to pay the toll to cross the river, and that's where the coins on the eyes comes from. In actuality, only some believed that, while most believed that only the living had to pay to cross the river to the Underworld, and even in those that believed it, the coin went in the mouth, not on the eyes.



* ShurFineGuns: Rocco's Beretta 92, which goes off just from slamming his fists on the table it's laying on, with bad results for his girlfriend's cat.



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* StrawFeminist: The brothers are set to train a new, very [[ButchLesbian butch]], employee at their meat-packing job who goes ballistic when she hears the phrase "rule of thumb" (citing the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thumb#Reference_to_spousal_abuse apocryphal story]] about it being based on wife beating). When the brothers needle her about it she attacks Connor and Murphy punches her out, getting everyone involved fired.
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* {{Fingore}}: In the shootout with Il Duce, Rocco loses a finger.
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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: In Papa Joe's first scene, he asks Rocco to tell him a joke. When Rocco is telling the joke, Papa Joe and his {{Dragon}} Vincenzo insist Rocco refer to black people as "niggers".
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