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Characters from "The Boondock Saints" |  Source: Youtube.com/YouTubeMovies
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43 Wild ‘Boondock Saints’ Quotes to Get a Taste of Vigilante Justice

Dayna Remus
Nov 12, 2022
11:20 P.M.
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What is true justice? And do we have the right to take it into our own hands if we feel there is not enough being done by officials? Read the following 43 quotes from "The Boondock Saints" to explore these puzzling questions.

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The movie "The Boondock Saints," released in 1999, is about vigilante justice and twin brothers Conner MacManus, played by Sean Patrick Flanery, and Murphy MacManus, played by Norman Reedus.

The film is set in Boston, with the two brothers claiming their faith in God as their inspiration for their antiauthoritarian approach to cleansing the streets of "evil." Making a name for themselves, they soon catch the eye of the FBI, who begin investigating and searching for the siblings.

Read the 43 quotes below to learn more about the movie and its characters.

  Paul Smecker’s quote: "Yeah, well, I'm an expert in… nameology!" | Image: AmoDays

Paul Smecker’s quote: "Yeah, well, I'm an expert in… nameology!" | Image: AmoDays

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Mild-Mannered Murphy Macmanus' Quotes

"[at the police station] Is there any way that we could stay here?" — Murphy MacManus

"Checkov? Well, this here's McCoy. We find a Spock; we got us an away team." — Murphy MacManus

"And don't cross the road if you can't get out of the kitchen." — Murphy MacManus

"We do not ask for your poor or your hungry." — Murphy MacManus

"Kill 'em all. Admit it. Even you've thought about it." — Murphy MacManus

Murphy MacManus' quote: "And don't cross the road if you can't get out of the kitchen." | Image: AmoDays

Murphy MacManus' quote: "And don't cross the road if you can't get out of the kitchen." | Image: AmoDays

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"There are varying degrees of evil. We urge you lesser forms of filth not to push the bounds and cross over into true corruption, into our domain." — Murphy MacManus

"And we will send you to whatever god you wish." — Murphy MacManus

"We're sorta like 7-Eleven. We're not always doing business, but we're always open." — Murphy MacManus

"Yeah, it's St. Paddy's Day, everyone's Irish tonight. Why don't you just pull up a stool and have a drink with us?" — Murphy MacManus

"It is your corrupt we claim." — Murphy MacManus

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Murphy MacManus' quote: "There are varying degrees of evil. We urge you lesser forms of filth not to push the bounds and cross over into true corruption, into our domain." | Image: AmoDays

Murphy MacManus' quote: "There are varying degrees of evil. We urge you lesser forms of filth not to push the bounds and cross over into true corruption, into our domain." | Image: AmoDays

"And Shepherds we shall be for Thee my Lord, for Thee power hath descended forth from Thy hand our feet may swiftly carry out Thy commands. So we shall flow a river forth to Thee and teeming with souls shall it ever be. In Nomine Patri, Et Filii, Et Spiritus Sancti." — Murphy MacManus

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The Father Il Duce's Quotes

"Never shall innocent blood be shed, yet the blood of the wicked shall flow like a river." — Il Duce

"When I raise my flashing sword, and my hand takes hold on judgment, I will take vengeance upon mine enemies, and I will repay those who hate me. Oh, Lord, raise me to Thy right hand and count me among Thy saints." — Il Duce

"The question is not how far. The question is, do you possess the constitution, the depth of faith, to go as far as is needed?" — Il Duce

"You people have been chosen to reveal our existence to the world. You will witness what happens here today, and you will tell of it later... all eyes to the front. You must watch, dear; it'll all be over soon." — Il Duce

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Il Duce’s quote: "Never shall innocent blood be shed, yet the blood of the wicked shall flow like a river." | Image: AmoDays

Il Duce’s quote: "Never shall innocent blood be shed, yet the blood of the wicked shall flow like a river." | Image: AmoDays

"And I shall count thee among my favored sheep, and you shall have the protection of all the Angels in Heaven." — Il Duce

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"Whosoever shed man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed. For in the image of God made He man." — Il Duce

'The Funny Man' Rocco Antonio Tano's Quotes

"You guys should be in every major city…This is, like, Lone Ranger heavy, man." — Rocco Antonio Tano

"I'll shoot myself in the head if you can tell me that cat's name. Go ahead. Your what!? Your precious little…" — Rocco Antonio Tano

"Doc, I gotta buy you, like, a proverb book or something. This mix 'n' match [expletive] gotta go." — Rocco Antonio Tano

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The Calculated Connor Macmanus' Quotes

Connor MacManus' quote: "Destroy all that which is evil." | Image: AmoDays

Connor MacManus' quote: "Destroy all that which is evil." | Image: AmoDays

"A penny saved is worth two in the bush, isn't it?" — Connor MacManus

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"Now you will receive us." — Connor MacManus

"It is your evil that will be sought by us." — Connor MacManus

"No, I ain't. Charles Bronson's always got rope." — Connor MacManus

"We do not want your tired and sick." — Connor MacManus

Connor MacManus' quote: "I'll get my stupid rope. I'll get it. This is a rope right here." | Image: AmoDays

Connor MacManus' quote: "I'll get my stupid rope. I'll get it. This is a rope right here." | Image: AmoDays

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"Yeah. He's got a lot of rope strapped around him in the movies, and they always end up using it." — Connor MacManus

"For if you do, one day you will look behind you, and you will see we three. And on that day, you will reap it." — Connor MacManus

"Each day we will spill their blood, 'til it rains down from the skies." — Connor MacManus

"Destroy all that which is evil." — Connor MacManus

"I'll get my stupid rope. I'll get it. This is a rope right here." — Connor MacManus

FBI Special Agent Paul Smecker Quotes

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 Paul Smecker’s quote: "Why don't you let me do the thinkin', huh, genius?" | Image: AmoDays

Paul Smecker’s quote: "Why don't you let me do the thinkin', huh, genius?" | Image: AmoDays

"Yeah, well, I'm an expert in… nameology!" — Paul Smecker

"Television. Television is the explanation for this — you see this in bad television. Little assault guys creeping through the vents, coming in through the ceiling — that James Bond [expletive] never happens in real life! Professionals don't do that!" — Paul Smecker

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"Why don't you let me do the thinkin', huh, genius?" — Paul Smecker

"Well, we'll have to check with your mom. But it's okay with me if your friends sleep over." — Paul Smecker

"All the lowlifes in quiet city Boston start dropping dead, and you think it's unrelated!" — Paul Smecker

Vigilante Quotes For 'Boondock Saints' fans

 Guiseppe Yakavetta’s quote: "He's happy now, just killing us one by one. And worse, he's good at it." | Image: AmoDays

Guiseppe Yakavetta’s quote: "He's happy now, just killing us one by one. And worse, he's good at it." | Image: AmoDays

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"Now, we must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men." — Monsignor

"The jury is going to remember Caroline tortured to death. They'll want someone to pay for the crime." — Rusty Sabich

"I am Ivan Checkov, and you will be closing now." — Ivan Checkov

"You know what they say: People in glass houses sink sh-sh-ships." — Doc

"If you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners corrupted from infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded, sire, but that you first make thieves and then punish them?" — Danielle

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 Monsignor’s quote: "Now, we must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men."  | Image: AmoDays

Monsignor’s quote: "Now, we must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men." | Image: AmoDays

"You're involved in something you know nothing about." — R.J. Norringer

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"Do you know what crime this man committed, Machiavel?" — Young Prospero

"He's happy now, just killing us one by one. And worse, he's good at it." — Guiseppe Yakavetta

Rocco Antonio Tano’s quote: "You guys should be in every major city…This is, like, Lone Ranger heavy, man." | Image: AmoDays

Rocco Antonio Tano’s quote: "You guys should be in every major city…This is, like, Lone Ranger heavy, man." | Image: AmoDays

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A sequel to the film was released in 2009, namely "The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day," with a third installment announced in 2021. It was initially meant to be a television series, but the idea was booted.

Although there doesn't seem to be an official release date yet, it appears that the film will be released in 2024. To gauge the minds of characters in another film based in the 1990's, read quotes from the movie "Grumpy Old Men."

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