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A 1999 American crime film about fraternal twins, Connor and Murphy MacManus, who become vigilantes after killing two members of the Russian Mafia in self-defence.

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Why do Connor and Murphy MacManus respect Rocco?

In The Boondock Saints, two Irish brothers Connor and Murphy MacManus become vigilante killers who target evil and immoral men in their home city of Boston. During the film, one of their friends Rocco ...
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Why are Rocco and Il Duce not considered 'scum'?

Why do the MacManus brothers not consider Rocco to be scum? He's been in the mafia for 18 years (IIRC) and has to have gotten his paws dirty. Is he small fry or is he given a pass because he's a ...
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Why did the Italians want Rocco killed by the Russians?

Why did Papa Joe and his Italians want Rocco killed by sending him to assassinate the Russians? Considering that Rocco was known to be part of their gang, did they want to start a war?
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Who tips off the MacManuses about the Russian mafia meeting?

When the MacManuses leave the police station, one of them calls a number from a phone in the station and is informed of a location, presumably that of the Russian mafia meeting. Who is the informant? ...
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Who's the guy who triggered the alarm?

In the final courtroom scene, the guy in the screenshot below sneaks over and triggers a fire alarm in the courthouse. Who is he?
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How does Paul Smecker know everyone's name in Boondock Saints?

I was rewatching the Boondock Saints recently and noticed that at the start of the film when Willem Dafoe's character is introduced he somehow knows all the names of the cops at the crime scene. How ...
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What purpose do the racial and discriminatory slurs serve?

I was re-watching The Boondock Saints last night with a friend and noticed that racial slurs and discriminatory names are injected through the entire movie. It wasn’t tied to any one character, and ...