Saturday, November 14, 2009

On a Twin Cities visit, the director and star of Boondock Saints II by Star Tribune

On a Twin Cities visit, the director and star of "Boondock Saints II" took their publicity campaign from the theater to the bar.

You won't find Christopher Nolan or David Fincher shutting down a bar with a bunch of fans, but Troy Duffy is a different breed of moviemaker.

The onetime Boston bartender, who doesn't mind cultivating his image as a bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks, had an icepick hangover Thursday morning. He'd spent a long night "sampling the flavors of Minneapolis" with fans who attended the local premiere of his twisted vigilante thriller "Boondock Saints II: All Saints' Day."

The 1999 original, a McFlurry of blue-collar grunge, John Woo gunplay and hooligan humor, was yanked from theaters when the Columbine shootings occurred, but became a major word-of-mouth hit on video. Fans made it... READ MORE

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