History Film / TheBoondockSaints

16th Jun '17 2:12:59 AM Az_Tech341
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* BlackComedyAnimalCruelty: The film has a scene where Rocco accidentally murders his girlfriend's cat when his pistol goes off, causing him and the brothers to panic. Once they regain their composure, Rocco asks "Is it dead?"

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* BlackComedyAnimalCruelty: The film has a scene where Rocco accidentally murders kills his girlfriend's cat when his pistol goes off, causing him and the brothers to panic. Once they regain their composure, Rocco asks "Is it dead?"
15th Jun '17 10:45:17 PM NightShade96
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* BlackComedyAnimalCruelty: The film has a scene where Rocco accidentally murders his girlfriend's cat when his pistol goes off, causing him and the brothers to panic. Once they regain their composure, Rocco asks "Is it dead?"
15th May '17 7:24:53 PM nombretomado
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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, to which Murphy responds, "How the fuck would ''you'' know?"]] 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 [[UsefulNotes/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, to which Murphy responds, "How the fuck would ''you'' know?"]] in the sequel. Lampshaded by Rocco:
13th Apr '17 11:06:03 AM xcountryguy
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** Hilariously {{averted|Trope}} 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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** Hilariously {{averted|Trope}} in the sequel when the Saints visit [[spoiler: Rocco]]'s [[spoiler:Rocco]]'s grave and see that they used his mugshot for his memorial.



* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Il Duce is the brothers' father]].

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* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Il [[spoiler:Il Duce is the brothers' father]].



* MissingMom: The condition of Murphy and Connor's mother [[spoiler: (and, presumably, Il Duce's estranged wife or possibly ex-wife)]] is never touched on in the released films. A deleted scene from the first film has the twins receiving an ill-timed phone call from her, but how that scene fits into canon is debatable.
* 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, to which Murphy responds, "How the fuck would ''you'' know?"]] in the sequel. Lampshaded by Rocco:

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* MissingMom: The condition of Murphy and Connor's mother [[spoiler: (and, [[spoiler:(and, presumably, Il Duce's estranged wife or possibly ex-wife)]] is never touched on in the released films. A deleted scene from the first film has the twins receiving an ill-timed phone call from her, but how that scene fits into canon is debatable.
* 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 [[spoiler:somehow seems to know what heroin tastes like, to which Murphy responds, "How the fuck would ''you'' know?"]] in the sequel. Lampshaded by Rocco:



--> [[spoiler: '''Il Duce]]:''' ''Easy boys... Daddy's working.''

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--> [[spoiler: '''Il [[spoiler:'''Il Duce]]:''' ''Easy boys... Daddy's working.''



** Also, by the end of the film, [[spoiler: after the brothers and their dad kill the BigBad]], the public view on the brothers is mixed because, despite cleaning up the streets, some just see them as psychopaths probably for actions such as [[spoiler: killing a mob boss in a public courtroom]].
** In the sequel, Conner thinks up a plan to kill some criminals smuggling heroin, which involves Romeo ([[spoiler: their new Rocco]]) knocking out a forklift driver with a PistolWhip, hijacking the forklift with the brothers hidden in the forklift's crate, then, having the brothers pop out and shoot the bad guys. However, the forklift driver isn't knocked out by the TapOnTheHead, ending up injured, pissed off, and explaining to the guys that they could've just held him with their guns. Also, Romeo has ''no'' idea how to drive a forklift and the crate the brothers are in is cramped. And then, physics reels its ugly head when Romeo stops the forklift, causing the crate to slide off the forklift's forks.

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** Also, by the end of the film, [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after the brothers and their dad kill the BigBad]], the public view on the brothers is mixed because, despite cleaning up the streets, some just see them as psychopaths probably for actions such as [[spoiler: killing [[spoiler:killing a mob boss in a public courtroom]].
** In the sequel, Conner thinks up a plan to kill some criminals smuggling heroin, which involves Romeo ([[spoiler: their ([[spoiler:their new Rocco]]) knocking out a forklift driver with a PistolWhip, hijacking the forklift with the brothers hidden in the forklift's crate, then, having the brothers pop out and shoot the bad guys. However, the forklift driver isn't knocked out by the TapOnTheHead, ending up injured, pissed off, and explaining to the guys that they could've just held him with their guns. Also, Romeo has ''no'' idea how to drive a forklift and the crate the brothers are in is cramped. And then, physics reels its ugly head when Romeo stops the forklift, causing the crate to slide off the forklift's forks.



** 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[[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]].
** The sequel averts this, however, when the brothers [[spoiler: drop their Desert Eagles when surrounded by police and SWAT after the last shoot-out.]]

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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[[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 [[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 [[spoiler:a hatred of cats]].
** The sequel averts this, however, when the brothers [[spoiler: drop [[spoiler:drop their Desert Eagles when surrounded by police and SWAT after the last shoot-out.]]



** [[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.]]

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** [[spoiler: The [[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.]]



* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: When he decides to kill [[spoiler: Rocco]], Papa Yakaveta dramatically snaps his revolver cylinder shut by flipping his wrist. With swing-out cylinder revolvers, doing this can bend the cylinder arm, misaligning the cylinder, and leading to a [[CriticalFailure misfire]], [[StuffBlowingUp potentially blowing the gun apart.]]

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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: When he decides to kill [[spoiler: Rocco]], [[spoiler:Rocco]], Papa Yakaveta dramatically snaps his revolver cylinder shut by flipping his wrist. With swing-out cylinder revolvers, doing this can bend the cylinder arm, misaligning the cylinder, and leading to a [[CriticalFailure misfire]], [[StuffBlowingUp potentially blowing the gun apart.]]



** 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.

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** 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 [[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.



* 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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* 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 [[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.



* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Smecker]]

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* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Smecker]][[spoiler:Smecker]]



* PosthumousCharacter: Rocco [[spoiler: and Greenly.]]

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* PosthumousCharacter: Rocco [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and Greenly.]]
22nd Mar '17 4:18:58 AM BlackSwan81
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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Eunice Bloom is the sole female with a prominent role in this film.



* UnwittingPawn: Concezio Yakevetta religiously followed the orders of [[spoiler:the Roman]], completely unaware that [[spoiler:Louie was actually trying to bring the Saints and their father back so they could eliminate the Yakevetta family in revenge for casting him out.]]

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* UnwittingPawn: Concezio Yakevetta Yakavetta religiously followed the orders of [[spoiler:the Roman]], completely unaware that [[spoiler:Louie was actually trying to bring the Saints and their father back so they could eliminate the Yakevetta Yakavetta family in revenge for casting him out.]]
18th Mar '17 5:05:53 AM BlackSwan81
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* FanDisservice: "Gorgeous George" wearing his pink speedo.
16th Mar '17 12:20:30 PM DrunkRussian
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* {{Fingore}}: In the shootout with Il Duce, Rocco loses a 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]].

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* {{Fingore}}: In the shootout with Il Duce, Rocco loses a finger, which Smecker uses to identify him by means of his DNA.fingerprint. [[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]].
2nd Feb '17 9:51:01 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Connor and Murphy [=McManus=] are about to shoot you in the back of the head]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou [[caption-width-right:300:[[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Connor and Murphy [=McManus=] are about to shoot you in the back of the head]].]]



''The Boondock Saints'' is an independent film directed by Troy Duffy in 1999 about two [[{{Oireland}} Irish Catholic]] brothers from [[{{Southies}} South Boston]], Connor and Murphy [=McManus=] (played by Sean Patrick Flannery and Creator/NormanReedus), who become [[VigilanteMan vigilantes]] on a "MissionFromGod" after they are almost killed by Russian mobsters following a barroom brawl on St. Patrick's Day.

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''The Boondock Saints'' is an a 1999 independent film directed by Troy Duffy in 1999 Duffy, about two [[{{Oireland}} Irish Catholic]] brothers from [[{{Southies}} South Boston]], Connor and Murphy [=McManus=] (played by Sean Patrick Flannery and Creator/NormanReedus), who become [[VigilanteMan vigilantes]] on a "MissionFromGod" after they are almost killed by Russian mobsters following a barroom brawl on St. Patrick's Day.
2nd Jan '17 3:10:27 PM Az_Tech341
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** In the sequel, Conner thinks up a plan to kill some criminals smuggling heroin, which involves Romeo ([[spoiler: their new Rocco]]) knocking out a forklift driver with a PistolWhip, hijacking the forklift with the brothers hidden in the forklift's crate, then, having the brothers pop out and shoot the bad guys. However, the forklift driver isn't knocked out the TapOnTheHead, ending up injured, pissed off, and explaining to the guys that they could've just held him with their guns. Also, Romeo has ''no'' idea how to drive a forklift and the crate the brothers are in is cramped. And then, physics reels its ugly head when Romeo stops the forklift, causing the crate to slide off the forklift's forks.

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** In the sequel, Conner thinks up a plan to kill some criminals smuggling heroin, which involves Romeo ([[spoiler: their new Rocco]]) knocking out a forklift driver with a PistolWhip, hijacking the forklift with the brothers hidden in the forklift's crate, then, having the brothers pop out and shoot the bad guys. However, the forklift driver isn't knocked out by the TapOnTheHead, ending up injured, pissed off, and explaining to the guys that they could've just held him with their guns. Also, Romeo has ''no'' idea how to drive a forklift and the crate the brothers are in is cramped. And then, physics reels its ugly head when Romeo stops the forklift, causing the crate to slide off the forklift's forks.
2nd Jan '17 5:48:58 AM FlameDistortion
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** The Twins in general. Did they really recieve a mission from God to punish evildoers and from that moment on are under His protection, or are they just two extremely lucky goofs who took some random idea way too seriously? The movie is ambiguous enough to make both explanations equaly possible.
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