THE BOONDOCK SAINTS: OR VERITAS ET AEQUITAS ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY
An article from The Intestinal Fortitude:
“If I be worthy, I live for my God to teach the heathen, even though they may despise me.”-St. Patrick
From the beginning of time, good men have been fighting the injustices and brute nature of evil men. With so many of us actually trying to be good and honest people, unfortunately we are constantly surrounded by evil in our everyday lives. The snake is the symbol of the Devil, the absolute evil that lurks around every corner to tempt and corrupt our already fragile souls. Some men are weak and cannot defend themselves from evil tyrants. Saint Patrick, once a horrid sinner, found God and fought evil in His name by chasing all of the snakes out of Ireland. Even today, as we fall prey to the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men, we need more heroes like those portrayed in The Boondock Saints (1999).
Two Irish Catholic fraternal twins from Boston, Conner (Sean Patrick Flannery of Powder, ) and Murphy (Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead ) MacManus, find themselves in quite a pickle when they kill some members of the Checkov Russian mafia family in self-defense, who were threatening to close down their favorite neighborhood bar McGinty’s owned by the loveable Tourette’s stricken Doc, Gerard Parks of Fraggle Rock (1983). Lauded locally for their actions against the criminal element they are coined “saints.”
The McManus brothers are touched by the grace of God and set on a crusade of vigilantism in the name of the Lord, executing more Russian mob members in hopes of ridding their beloved city of crime and evil. Along the way, they are joined with their friend and low man of the Italian mob, Rocco “The Funny Man,” David Della Rocco of The Black Dove (2012), who discovers that his own crime boss, Yakavetta, intended him to be killed by the Russians. All the while eccentric and unorthodox FBI investigator Paul Smecker, William Dafoe of Platoon (1986), investigates the rise in violent killings associated with the two “angels” and the contract killer, Il Duce, Billy Connolly of Fido (2006), hot on their trail set to eliminate them once and for all.