The Boondock Saints is a genuine cult classic, a relic from a time when streaming services and devoted indie film companies couldn’t be relied upon to save struggling independent films. The film follows the MacManus brothers, played by Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus, who go on what they see as a holy crusade to rid Boston of organized crime. On their tail is Agent Smecker (Willem Dafoe), who seems to be able to use forensics to see exactly what happened in each gun battle.

Overtly stylized and ideologically challenging, The Boondock Saints was the brainchild of Troy Duffy, a bartender with no prior filmmaking experience. Duffy appeared on talk shows and newspaper covers, as his rags-to-riches story ...

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