A very cool movie starring Sean Patrick Flanery
as twin brothers
on a vendetta
to rid Boston
of its evils
. Willem Dafoe
also stars as an FBI agent
assigned to track them.
The film should appeal to anyone that appreciates the violence and language of Pulp Fiction or Reservior Dogs. In fact, I'll go out on a limb and say Boondock actually beats them in the colorful metaphor department.
It was written and directed by Troy Duffy, a Boston bartender with no previous experience in writing, or Hollywood in general.
The film has a very sordid history; it was originally going to be released by Miramax but eventually wound up with an independant studio - Franchise Films. As a result, it went into only very limited theatrical release in the US, and can only be rented on VHS from Blockbuster.
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