The Boondock Saints II Premiere

In one of my earlier articles I mentioned that I was so pumped to see The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (BDSII) that I would kill a man just to see it. Well, I’m not going to say what exactly went down, but I did get to see the premiere of All Saints Day this week and it was friggin’ awesome! Joining me (and 300 other people) at the premiere was writer/director Troy Duffy, along with the two stars Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery. They held a short Q & A session after the flick and then devoted some time to autographs.


The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Poster.

There has been some not so flattering publicity about Troy Duffy in the past. There was a documentary called Overnight that essentially follows Duffy throughout the making of The Boondock Saints (BDSI). I have not seen Overnight, but it is said that Duffy was made to look like a total dick. This was brought up during the Q & A portion and, of course, Duffy said it wasn’t true. He talked about how stressful making a movie can be and how they caught him at his most stressed out moments. Flanery and Reedus backed him up on that. Flanery pointed out that Duffy was able to bring back the whole cast and crew from BDS to be in the second one. Now, if Duffy really were a complete douchebag, would he really be able to have done that? Reedus followed up with a comment about if you film Santa Claus all the time you’ll get enough footage to make him look like a douchebag too. Whether Duffy is a douchebag or he isn’t, I don’t know nor do I care. He sure didn’t seem remotely douchey at the BDSII premiere. I’m just glad he cranked out a second installment and am hoping for a third one!

Speaking of making The Boondock Saints into a trilogy, Duffy said it would all depend on the reception of this current one. He would definitely like to do a third movie if the second one does well. It’ll also depend on if a worthy storyline pops into his head.

There was a lot of talk about how/why BDSII was made 10 years after the first one. Flanery credited the fans for this saying, “You forced them to make this f***ing movie!” The crowd responded very favorably to that remark. It was stated that it is still up to the fans to spread the word about the release of BDSII. It only opened on ~ 68 screens at first. It received such a positive response that it has now expanded to ~ 225 screens. Depending on how much money it makes from those will determine whether it gets expanded again and again. So check the theaters near you to see if you are in one of the lucky cities that got BDSII and spread the word.

My review of The Boondock Saints: All Saints Day and my interview with the other stars Julie Benz and Clifton Collins, Jr. will follow soon.

This is the Action Flick Chick, and you’ve just been kicked in the ass!

Related posts:

Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Trailer
Coming Attractions: Boondock Saints: All Saints Day (2009)

See also:

Red Carpet Crash – which hosted the event.
RCC’s videos and photos from the Dallas premiere.

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11 thoughts on “The Boondock Saints II Premiere

  1. Tamela Ehlinger Nielen

    ENVY! I have written that word to you several times yet I still feel it. I am happy that you were there, wish I could have been as well. I do not know if it will come to Denmark BUT – I will see BDSII one way or another!

    Great article!

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  3. Devin

    If Troy Duffy is a raging douchebag, he would have had ample time to display that at many points on either Thursday or Friday. Instead, he was a great person to be around, and(along with Reedus and Flanery) made a great event that much better. Screw the makers of “Overnight,” and hail the Saints.

  4. Steve

    I have seen Overnight, and if the only people who were able to respond to it were Duffy and two actors who don’t want to look disloyal in the eyes of Hollywood, you’re gonna hear a very particular line of discussion. Regardless, Hollywood is overflowing with douchebags, many of them talented, so it really doesn’t matter. What matters is whether Duffy is able to recreate his first miracle – I await your review with bated breath.

  5. Jessa

    I’m so green it’s crazy! I missed the Boston premier and have been kicking myself over it. I’m so glad to here yours was a success. It’s good to see the old crew together again. If we’re taking votes on BDSIII, you can definitely count me!

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