Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day Screenplay

Saturday, February 20, 2010 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day is the much-anticipated sequel to the indie cult classic, The Boondock Saints.

The film is the continuation of writer/director Troy Duffy’s tough, stylized cutting edge saga of the MacManus brothers (Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery). The two have been in deep hiding with their father, Il Duce (Billy Connolly), in the quiet valleys of Ireland, far removed from their former vigilante lives. When word comes that a beloved priest has been killed by sinister forces from deep within the mob, the brothers return to Boston to mount a violent and bloody crusade to bring justice to those responsible. With a new partner in crime (Clifton Collins Jr., Star Trek) and a sexy FBI operative (Julie Benz, TV's “Dexter”) hot on their trail…the Saints are back!

Troy Duffy is something of a hero to me, hugely inspirational he wrote Boondock Saints while working as a doorman at a bar in LA. And it's only through his sheer balls out perseverance overcoming an insurmountable number of obstacles that Boondock Saints the film got made. Look he's no Saint himself but as far as tenacity goes the guy deserves a medal of sorts.

The inspiration for the screenplay happened one day when he came home from his job to find a dead woman being wheeled out of a drug dealer's apartment across the hall. Duffy then rented a computer and wrote the screenplay for The Boondock Saints based on his disgust at what he saw.
I decided right there that out of sheer frustration and not being able to afford a psychologist, I was going to write this, think about it. People watching the news sometimes get so disgusted by what they see. Susan Smith drowning her kids... guys going into McDonald's, lighting up the whole place. You hear things that disgust you so much that even if you're Mother Teresa, there comes a breaking point. One day you're gonna watch the news and you're gonna say, 'Whoever did that despicable thing should pay with their life. You think — for maybe just a minute — that whoever did that should die, without any fuckin' jury. I was going to give everybody that sick fantasy. And tell it as truthfully as I could."
Duffy's rise and subsequent decline is painfully documented in the gonzo documentary "Overnight".

The Boondock Saints was a relatively small film that didn't follow the traditional crime formula that with some clever camera work, great editing and top notch cast made it a real pleasure to watch. I'm happy to see Duffy overcome the odds again and pull Boondock Saints 2 out the bag. Over in the states the original Boondock Saints is getting a special one night only 10th Anniversary screening on March 11th to accompany the release of The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day on DVD.

It looks like All Saints Day has had limited screenings and will be released straight to DVD/Blu Ray, currently it doesn't have a release date for the UK. I'm sure it will make it's way over here. In the meantime you can find the the screenplay further below for your reading pleasure.

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Boondock Saints 2 All Saints Day Screenplay