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The Boondock Saints
Dawson Casting: A rather bizarre example in that Judd Nelson is actually a year and a half older than Carlo Rota, who played Papa Joe.
Enforced Method Acting: Apparently Billy Connolly was so stoked to be Playing Against Type so radically in the role of Il Duce and having so much fun playing a psycho with guns strapped all over him that they had to add the huge cigar the character constantly smokes because unless they stuck something in his mouth he simply couldn't stop smiling.
Hey, It's That Guy!:
The bartender at the MacManus' favorite bar is played by Gerrard Parks... AKA the kindly old Doc, from . It's... a little jarring hearing him drop a Fraggle Rock Cluster F-Bomb.
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 once spent a Saturday in detention.
Robb Wells from spends a ton of time standing around in the background.
Trailer Park Boys Jeanna Fine, another porn star, also appears in the strip club shootout.
Connor used to be Young Indiana Jones.
A very young Bradley Cooper is one of the people interviewed about the Saints in the end of the first film.
Playing Against Type: 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.
If you've seen both this movie and , it may be weird hearing Murphy speaking with a The Walking Dead Southern accent/Daryl speaking with an Oirish accent.
Or it may be weird seeing Scud shooting up bad guys, considering his insistence that "I'm a lover, not a fighter."
Rosengurtle Baumgartener is Coach Beiste.
Clifton Collins Jr. has been in many movies before or since this one, but seriously... is that Tendo Choi screaming "Ding Dong, motherfuckers" and using a gold-plated silenced .45 Colt?