The Boondock Saints

Synopsis: Tired of the crime overrunning the streets of Boston, Irish Catholic twin brothers Conner (Sean Patrick Flanery) and Murphy (Norman Reedus) are inspired by their faith to cleanse their hometown of evil with their own brand of zealous vigilante justice. As they hunt down and kill one notorious gangster after another, they become controversial folk heroes in the community. But Paul Smecker (Willem Dafoe), an eccentric FBI agent, is fast closing in on their blood-soaked trail.
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As we open we see the inside of an enormous church. A young

looking PRIEST in his mid-thirties is finishing the delivery

of the Lord’s Prayer. In the back of the church, in the last

pew, there are two who kneel on the cold, stone floor.

They do not stand to sing, nor do they offer signs of peace

when told, but they pray. They grip and rub their rosaries.

They mutter their words in Latin.

CONNOR and MURPHY MacMANUS (mid-twenties) are shrouded in

thick waist length navy P-coats, worn leather boots and the

hungry clothes of the poor. The boys heads are shaved and

they have facial hair.


(dismissing young


Thank you Father Macklepenny, for

coming all the way across town to be

our guest speaker today. I hope you

found our little parish to your


Macklepenny takes his seat on the alter along side the regular

priests of the church. The MacManus brothers suddenly stand,

as all others remain seated. Each church goer between them

and the aisle shifts his/her position to allow the boys

passage, as if on command. The two turn and begin to stride

for the alter, eyes down, determined.


(thick Irish accent)

They've never been like anyone else.

From the moment they were born, of

the same womb, on the same day, they

just had their own way, my boys did.

And I always knew that one day they

would do something of true greatness.

I just never expected they would

bring about such a... such a


The MacManus brothers are fraternal twins. As Annabelle

MacManus speaks, Macklepenny is taken aback as he scans the

congregation amazed to find that he is the only one who thinks

this out of the ordinary.

The monsignor begins his sermon. Macklepenny rises to stop

the boys from this disgraceful disturbance.

The elder clergyman finds Macklepenny's arm, keeping him

seated while shaking his head. Macklepenny's confusion gives

way to awe as he watches the brothers step onto the altar,

brush by the six seated priests, and approach the enormous


They both fall to their knees and kiss the feet of Christ.

They rise and as abruptly as they came, they turn and head

back down the aisle for the front door. They stop at the

rear of the church, turning to listen to the sermon.


(loud, authoritative)

...and I am reminded of this holy

day of the sad story of Kitty

Geneviese. This poor soul cried out

time and time again for help but no

person answered her calls. Though

many saw, not one so much as called.

Her assailant wiped the bloody knife

off on her lifeless little body.

They watched as he simply walked

away. Nobody wanted to get involved.

Nobody wanted to take a stand... We

must fear evil men and deal with

them accordingly but what we must

truly guard against, what we must

fear most


Is the indifference of good men.

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Troy Duffy

Troy Duffy (born June 8, 1971 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American director, screenwriter, and musician. He has directed two films, The Boondock Saints, and its sequel, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. more…

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