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Overnight (2003)

R | | Documentary | 8 July 2005 (UK)
A documentary on the rise and stumble of Troy Duffy, the bartender-cum-filmmaker who was swept up by Miramax's Harvey Weinstein to turn his script for The Boondock Saints into a feature film.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jeffrey Baxter Jeffrey Baxter ... Himself (as Jeffrey 'Skunk' Baxter)
Chris Brinker Chris Brinker ... Himself
Jake Busey ... Himself
Emmanuelle Béart ... Herself (archive footage)
Gordon Clark Gordon Clark ... Himself
Billy Connolly ... Himself
Jim Crabbe Jim Crabbe ... Himself
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Himself
Willem Dafoe ... Himself
David Della Rocco ... Himself
Marie Duffy Marie Duffy ... Herself
Robert Duffy Robert Duffy ... Himself
Tate Duffy Tate Duffy ... Himself
Taylor Duffy Taylor Duffy ... Himself
Troy Duffy ... Himself
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Storyline

The rags-to-riches-to-rags story of Troy Duffy, a blue collar Boston twenty something that struck a dream movie deal with Miramax in 1997 to direct the $15 million project "Boondock Saints" from his own script. It was a deal that received worldwide attention. But when Miramax jumped ship and put the film in turnaround, Duffy's overnight success soon starts to crash and burn. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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There's More Than One Way To Shoot Yourself

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language, sexual references and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Drunk 'n Poor See more »

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$550,052 (estimated)
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Stereo

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to a RUSiriusRadio.com pod-cast interview, Director Terry Zwigoff based his direction for Ethan Suplee in Art School Confidential (2006) on the way Troy Duffy acts as a director in this documentary. See more »

Quotes

Troy Duffy: As for my film career? Get used to it, 'cuz it ain't goin' anywhere. Period.
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Features Channel 4 News (1982) See more »

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Amazing test of endurance and will
9 November 2004 | by itzpeggySee all my reviews

What these two filmmakers have managed to accomplish is nothing short of heroic. Duffy's arrogance, insecurity, and fear are so evident in the way he abuses himself and everyone around him, yet he's blind to it himself. No wonder he wears sunglasses all the time. What also struck me was the apparent mindlessness with which everyone just went along with his global bullying. That Smith and Montana manage to evoke even a tiny bit of sympathy for Duffy from some audience members is a tribute to their vision. I was one of the privileged 300 or so to see this in preview at the UCI Extension/Regal screening, and I say privileged because we also were treated to an hour of the filmmakers' time for candid discussion after viewing the film. I am in awe of their endurance, of their perseverance, of their solid commitment to bringing the project to fruition, of staying true to the story no matter how bizarre. Life is, indeed, often stranger than fiction. If these two ever do another project together, I want to be part of it in some small way, even if it's paying their grocery bill.


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