History Trivia / TheBoondockSaints

8th Aug '17 11:33:55 AM AFP
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** In a more specific example, the church scene at the start of the first film was shot in an Anglican Church rather than a Catholic Church, due to the producers being unable to convince any Catholic diocese to allow them to film on their property. The Anglican traditions are considered [[ChristianityIsCatholic about as close to Catholicism as non-Catholic Christian churches get]], but you can still spot a few differences in the service as shown.
13th Nov '16 1:25:42 AM Az_Tech341
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Both films are set in Boston, but apart from the flyover establishing shots, were filmed in Toronto. The CN Tower and Toronto Dominion bank locations can be seen in various shots.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Both films are set in Boston, but but, apart from the flyover establishing shots, were filmed in Toronto. The CN Tower and Toronto Dominion bank locations can be seen in various shots.
12th Nov '16 6:03:23 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** CreatorWillemDafoe is ''not'' the main character of the first film, despite what the poster in the main page may tell you.

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** CreatorWillemDafoe Creator/WillemDafoe is ''not'' the main character of the first film, despite what the poster in the main page may tell you.
12th Nov '16 5:46:54 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Willem Dafoe is ''not'' the main character of the first film, despite what the poster in the main page may tell you.

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** Willem Dafoe CreatorWillemDafoe is ''not'' the main character of the first film, despite what the poster in the main page may tell you.


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* CaliforniaDoubling: Both films are set in Boston, but apart from the flyover establishing shots, were filmed in Toronto. The CN Tower and Toronto Dominion bank locations can be seen in various shots.
* CompletelyDifferentTitle:
** In Spanish, the movie is known as ''Los santos del infierno'', or "The Saints of Hell".
** In German, it's "Der Blutige Pfad Gottes", meaning "The Bloody Path of God".
** In Japanese, it's ''Jyokeinin'', or "Executioners".
12th Nov '16 5:41:27 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActorAllusion While re-enacting one of the murders, Smecker raises his hands up to the heavens, a reference to Dafoe's death in the movie ''Film/{{Platoon}}''.

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* ActorAllusion While re-enacting one of the murders, Smecker raises his hands up to the heavens, a reference to Dafoe's Creator/WillemDafoe's death in the movie ''Film/{{Platoon}}''.



** Peter Fonda doesn't appear until the last 20 minutes of ''All Saint's Day'', yet still got billed over Billy Connolly (Il Duce [[spoiler:and the father of Connor and Murphy]]).

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** Peter Fonda doesn't appear until the last 20 minutes of ''All Saint's Day'', yet still got billed over Billy Connolly Creator/BillyConnolly (Il Duce [[spoiler:and the father of Connor and Murphy]]).Murphy]]).
* BoxOfficeBomb: Both films:
** First film: Budget - $6 million. Box Office - $30,471.
** Second film: Budget - $8million. Box Office - $10.6 million.



* DawsonCasting: A rather bizarre example in that, in the sequel, Judd Nelson plays the son of the BigBad of the first film, played by Carlo Rota, when Nelson is actually a year and a half older than Rota (Nelson was born on 1959 and Rota was born on 1961).

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* DawsonCasting: A rather bizarre example in that, in the sequel, Judd Nelson Creator/JuddNelson plays the son of the BigBad of the first film, played by Carlo Rota, when Nelson is actually a year and a half older than Rota (Nelson was born on 1959 and Rota was born on 1961).



* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: Billy Connolly as Il Duce.



* 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.''
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** If you've seen both this movie and ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', it may be weird hearing Murphy speaking with a [[DeepSouth Southern]] accent/Daryl speaking with an {{Oir|eland}}ish accent. Or it may be weird seeing [[Film/{{Blade}} Scud]] shooting up bad guys, considering his insistence that "I'm a lover, not a fighter."
** Rosengurtle Baumgartener is [[Series/{{Glee}} Coach Beiste]].
** Clifton Collins Jr. has been in many movies before or since this one, but seriously... is that [[Film/PacificRim Tendo Choi]]/[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas Cesar]] screaming "Ding Dong, motherfuckers" and using [[BlingBlingBang a gold-plated silenced .45 Colt?]]

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* PlayingAgainstType: Il Duce, the [[TheStoic stone-cold]] veteran [[HitmanWithAHeart hitman]], is played by ''Billy Connolly'' ''Creator/BillyConnolly'' of all people. He's done serious roles before, but not like ''this.''
* RetroactiveRecognition:
WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** If you've seen both this movie Creator/MarkWahlberg turned down one of the lead roles in order to star in ''Film/BoogieNights''.
** Troy Duffy expressed interest in casting Stephen Dorff, Creator/BrendanFraser, Nicky Katt,
and ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', it may be weird hearing Murphy speaking Creator/EwanMcGregor, with a [[DeepSouth Southern]] accent/Daryl speaking two of them as the brothers, but no decisions were finalized. Duffy flew to New York to meet with an {{Oir|eland}}ish accent. Or it may be weird seeing [[Film/{{Blade}} Scud]] shooting up bad guys, considering his insistence that "I'm a lover, not a fighter."
** Rosengurtle Baumgartener is [[Series/{{Glee}} Coach Beiste]].
** Clifton Collins Jr. has been in many movies before or since this one, but seriously... is that [[Film/PacificRim Tendo Choi]]/[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas Cesar]] screaming "Ding Dong, motherfuckers"
[=McGregor=] and using [[BlingBlingBang offer him one of the lead roles. At a gold-plated silenced .45 Colt?]]night out, Duffy got drunk and they got into an argument over the death penalty and [=McGregor=] passed on the film. This led to Miramax putting the film in turnaround.
** Creator/KennethBranagh, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/KevinSpacey and Creator/PatrickSwayze passed on the role of Paul Smecker. Also considered were Creator/BillMurray Creator/MikeMyers and Creator/SylvesterStallone.
** Troy Duffy dismissed several casting choices for the film - he refused to meet with Creator/BradPitt because he'd already played an Irishman in ''Film/TheDevilsOwn'' and rejected Creator/KeanuReeves and Creator/EthanHawke, calling the former "a fucking punk" and the latter "a talentless fool".
29th Jun '16 11:57:40 AM JamesAustin
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** If you've seen both this movie and ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', it may be weird hearing Murphy speaking with a [[DeepSouth Southern]] accent/Daryl speaking with an {{Oir|eland}}ish accent.
** It may also be weird seeing [[Film/{{Blade}} Scud]] shooting up bad guys, considering his insistence that "I'm a lover, not a fighter."

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** If you've seen both this movie and ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', it may be weird hearing Murphy speaking with a [[DeepSouth Southern]] accent/Daryl speaking with an {{Oir|eland}}ish accent.
** It
accent. Or it may also be weird seeing [[Film/{{Blade}} Scud]] shooting up bad guys, considering his insistence that "I'm a lover, not a fighter."
29th Jun '16 11:56:30 AM JamesAustin
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** If you've seen both this movie and ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', it may be weird hearing Murphy speaking with a [[DeepSouth Southern]] accent/Daryl speaking with an {{Oir|eland}}ish accent. Or it may be weird seeing [[Film/{{Blade}} Scud]] shooting up bad guys, considering his insistence that "I'm a lover, not a fighter."

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** If you've seen both this movie and ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', it may be weird hearing Murphy speaking with a [[DeepSouth Southern]] accent/Daryl speaking with an {{Oir|eland}}ish accent. Or it accent.
** It
may also be weird seeing [[Film/{{Blade}} Scud]] shooting up bad guys, considering his insistence that "I'm a lover, not a fighter."
29th Jun '16 11:55:01 AM JamesAustin
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* BillingDisplacement: [[Film/EasyRider Peter]] [[Film/GhostRider Fonda]] doesn't appear until the last 20 minutes of ''All Saint's Day'', yet still got billed over Billy Connolly (Il Duce [[spoiler:and the father of Connor and Murphy]]).
* DawsonCasting: A rather bizarre example in that Judd Nelson is actually a year and a half older than Carlo Rota, who played Papa Joe.
** In the sequel, Judd Nelson plays the son of the BigBad of the first film (who was played by Carlo Rota). Judd Nelson was born on 1959 and [[PlayingGertrude Carlo Rota]] was born on 1961. Do the math.

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* BillingDisplacement: [[Film/EasyRider Peter]] [[Film/GhostRider Fonda]] ActorAllusion While re-enacting one of the murders, Smecker raises his hands up to the heavens, a reference to Dafoe's death in the movie ''Film/{{Platoon}}''.
* BillingDisplacement:
** Willem Dafoe is ''not'' the main character of the first film, despite what the poster in the main page may tell you.
** Peter Fonda
doesn't appear until the last 20 minutes of ''All Saint's Day'', yet still got billed over Billy Connolly (Il Duce [[spoiler:and the father of Connor and Murphy]]).
* TheDanza: Carmine [=DiStephano=] plays Augustus [=DiStephano=], a retired mob boss. Also, David Della Rocco is played by none other than a man named David Della Rocco.
*
DawsonCasting: A rather bizarre example in that Judd Nelson is actually a year and a half older than Carlo Rota, who played Papa Joe.
** In
that, in the sequel, Judd Nelson plays the son of the BigBad of the first film (who was film, played by Carlo Rota). Judd Rota, when Nelson is actually a year and a half older than Rota (Nelson was born on 1959 and [[PlayingGertrude Carlo Rota]] Rota was born on 1961. Do the math.1961).



* InvisibleAdvertising: As mentioned, the film was all ready to be released, but unfortunate timing meant it had to be released quietly.
** The second movie was set up this way at first, but positive reception among the fans gave it two wider releases.
* PlayingAgainstType: The stone-cold veteran hitman Il Duce, is played by ''Billy Connolly'' of all people. He's done serious roles before, but not like ''this.''
** SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct

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* FakeRussian: Fat Man (Yuri Petrova) is the only Russian played by an actual Russian.
* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: Billy Connolly as Il Duce.
* InvisibleAdvertising: As mentioned, the The film was all ready to be released, but unfortunate timing meant it had to be released quietly.
**
quietly. The second movie was set up this way at first, but positive reception among the fans gave it two wider releases.
* PlayingAgainstType: The stone-cold veteran hitman 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.''
** SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct
''



** If you've seen both this movie and ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', it may be weird hearing Murphy speaking with a [[DeepSouth Southern]] accent/Daryl speaking with an {{Oir|eland}}ish accent.
*** Or it may be weird seeing [[{{Film/Blade}} Scud]] shooting up bad guys, considering his insistence that "I'm a lover, not a fighter."
** Rosengurtle Baumgartener is [[{{Series/Glee}} Coach Beiste]].
** Clifton Collins Jr. has been in many movies before or since this one, but seriously... is that [[{{Film/PacificRim}} Tendo Choi]] screaming "Ding Dong, motherfuckers" and using [[BlingBlingBang a gold-plated silenced .45 Colt?]]
*** The name's [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas Cesar]], holmes.

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** If you've seen both this movie and ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', it may be weird hearing Murphy speaking with a [[DeepSouth Southern]] accent/Daryl speaking with an {{Oir|eland}}ish accent.
***
accent. Or it may be weird seeing [[{{Film/Blade}} [[Film/{{Blade}} Scud]] shooting up bad guys, considering his insistence that "I'm a lover, not a fighter."
** Rosengurtle Baumgartener is [[{{Series/Glee}} [[Series/{{Glee}} Coach Beiste]].
** Clifton Collins Jr. has been in many movies before or since this one, but seriously... is that [[{{Film/PacificRim}} [[Film/PacificRim Tendo Choi]] Choi]]/[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas Cesar]] screaming "Ding Dong, motherfuckers" and using [[BlingBlingBang a gold-plated silenced .45 Colt?]]
*** The name's [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas Cesar]], holmes.
Colt?]]
18th Apr '16 11:43:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** The bartender at the [=MacManus=]' favorite bar is played by Gerrard Parks... AKA the kindly old Doc, from ''Series/FraggleRock''. It's... a little jarring hearing him drop a ClusterFBomb.
*** His name is also Doc in the film. Maybe Fraggle Rock is located beneath South Boston. Could Il Duce in fact be Ned Shimmelfinnie?
** Not to mention porn star Ron Jeremy as Vincenzo, the mob guy who gets shot in the strip club.
** Concezio Yakevetta [[Film/TheBreakfastClub once spent a Saturday in detention]].
** Robb Wells from ''TrailerParkBoys'' spends a ton of time standing around in the background.
** Jeanna Fine, another porn star, also appears in the strip club shootout.
** Connor used to be Series/YoungIndianaJones.
** Apparently [[Series/TheWalkingDead Daryl]] was very busy before the zombie apocalypse.
** A very young Bradley Cooper is one of the people interviewed about the Saints in the end of the first film.
** Who knew [[Film/SpiderMan1 Norman Osborne]] was once an FBI Agent.
27th Dec '15 2:00:01 AM maxwellsilver
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** Concezio Yakevetta [[TheBreakfastClub once spent a Saturday in detention]].

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** Concezio Yakevetta [[TheBreakfastClub [[Film/TheBreakfastClub once spent a Saturday in detention]].



** Connor used to be YoungIndianaJones.
** Apparently [[TheWalkingDead Daryl]] was very busy before the zombie apocalypse.

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** Connor used to be YoungIndianaJones.
Series/YoungIndianaJones.
** Apparently [[TheWalkingDead [[Series/TheWalkingDead Daryl]] was very busy before the zombie apocalypse.



* PlayingAgainstType: The [[TheStoic stone-cold]] veteran [[HitmanWithAHeart hitman]] Il Duce, is played by ''Billy Connolly'' of all people. He's done serious roles before, but not like ''this.''

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* PlayingAgainstType: The [[TheStoic stone-cold]] stone-cold veteran [[HitmanWithAHeart hitman]] hitman Il Duce, is played by ''Billy Connolly'' of all people. He's done serious roles before, but not like ''this.''
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