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LAist Interview: Troy Duffy, The Boondock Saints 2

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Most fans of The Boondock Saints have heard some pretty nasty stuff about its Writer/Director Troy Duffy. I’ve been in this conversation a million times and it starts off by a random Boondock Saints reference, “Thanks for coming out,” something like that. Then there’s shared enthusiasm for the film among those who’ve seen it, “I love that movie!” and bewilderment toward those who haven’t, “You’ve never seen The Boondock Saints

In either case, the conversation ends up on a variation of, “Troy Duffy, that dude’s a douchebag. There’s this whole documentary about how much he sucks.” That documentary film, Overnight, was shot over a three-year period before, during and after the filming of the original Boondock movie. Even though I’ve never seen the documentary or met many people who have, Duffy’s reputation has been tarnished through the same word-of-mouth network that he credits with the huge cult success of The Boondock Saints. Could he really be that bad? Here’s what Boondock Saint Norman Reedus had to say about the documentary on Duffy.