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Shockingly Unsaintly Boondock Saints Quotes

The Boondock Saints is one of the most iconic vigilante action films of the 90s. Fraternal twins, Connor and Murphy MacManus, kill two members of the Russian Mafia in self-defense.

The brothers decide to use their faith to rid the city of Boston of crime and evil, enlisting the help of their friend Rocco. The movie has a devoted fan base, bordering on cultish! 

The community sees the brothers as heroes, which makes FBI Agent Paul Smecker’s job more complicated. The brothers, along with Rocco, seek the Russian mafia, because they believe that God has called them to do so.

The mobsters hire a hitman to keep them safe. The trio is ambushed by the hitman, but Paul Smecker finds evidence at the scene and launches his own investigation. If these The Boondock Saints quotes make you laugh, then go watch the movie! 

Don’t forget to also check out these Peaky Blinders quotes from the British crime drama.

Incorrect puns and other funny The Boondock Saints quotes

1. “You know what they say: People in glass houses sink sh-sh-ships.”  Doc, The Boondock Saints 

2. “A penny saved is worth two in the bush, isn’t it?” Connor, — The Boondock Saints 

3. “And don’t cross the road if you can’t get out of the kitchen.” — Murphy, The Boondock Saints 

4. “Doc, I gotta buy you, like, a proverb book or something. This mix ‘n’ match shit’s gotta go.” — Rocco, The Boondock Saints 

5. “I am Ivan Checkov, and you will be closing now.” (Ivan Checkov)

“Checkov? Well, this here’s McCoy. We find a Spock; we got us an away team.” (Murphy) — The Boondock Saints

6. [at the police station]  “Is there any way that we could stay here?” (Murphy)

“Uh, yeah, you know, we have an extra holding cell, you guys c- Can they stay?” (Officer Chaffey)

[sheepish grin]  “Well, we’ll have to check with your mom. But it’s okay with me if your friends sleepover.” (Paul Smecker) — The Boondock Saints 

7. “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, The Boondock Saints 

8. “What’s this ‘they’ shit? This isn’t a movie.” — Murphy, The Boondock Saints

9. “You guys should be in every major city. This is some heavy shit. This is, like, Lone Ranger heavy, man.” — Rocco, The Boondock Saints 

The Boondock Saints quotes that sound religious

10. “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, The Boondock Saints

11. “Whosoever shed man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed. For in the image of God, made he man.”  Il Duce, The Boondock Saints

12. “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 Boondock Saints

13. “Never shall innocent blood be shed, yet the blood of the wicked shall flow like a river. The Three shall spread their blackened wings and be the vengeful, striking hammer of God.” — Il Duce, The Boondock Saints

14. “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 Boondock Saints

15. “And I shall count thee among my favored sheep, and you shall have the protection of all the Angels in Heaven.” — Il Duce, The Boondock Saints

16. “Our father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, the glory, now and forever. Amen.” — Mackiepenny, The Boondock Saints

17. “Destroy all that which is evil.” (Connor)

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“So that which is good may flourish.” (Murphy) — The Boondock Saints

The Boondock Saints quotes about rope and other weapons“

18. “You’ve lost it, haven’t ya?” (Murphy)

“No, I’m serious.” (Connor)

“Me too. That’s stupid. Name one thing you gonna need a rope for.” (Murphy)

“You don’t fuckin’ know what you’re gonna need it for. They just always need it.” (Connor)  — The Boondock Saints

19. “All right. Get your stupid fuckin’ rope.” (Murphy)

“I’ll get my stupid rope. I’ll get it. This is a rope right here.” (Connor) — The Boondock Saints

20. [after dropping through the ceiling on a rope and killing nine mobsters] 

“Well, name one thing you’re gonna need this stupid fucking rope for.” (Connor)

“That was way easier than I thought.” (Murphy)

“Aye.” (Connor) — The Boondock Saints

21. “Jeez! It’s a fuckin’ six-shooter. Fuck!” (Connor: J)

“There’s nine bodies, genius.” (Murphy)

“What the fuck were you gonna do, laugh the last three to death, Funny-Man?” (Connor) — The Boondock Saints

Slightly concerning The Boondock Saints quotes

22. “D’you know what I think is psycho, Roc? It’s decent men with loving families. They go home every day after work and they turn on the news. You know what they see? They see rapists, and murderers, and child molesters. They’re all getting out of prison.” — Connor, The Boondock Saints 

23. “We’re sorta like 7-Eleven. We’re not always doing business, but we’re always open.” — Murphy, The Boondock Saints

24. “He’s happy now, just killing us one by one. And worse, he’s good at it.” —  Yakavetta, The Boondock Saints

25. “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 shit never happens in real life! Professionals don’t do that!” — Paul Smecker, The Boondock Saints 

26. “We do not ask for your poor or your hungry.” (Murphy)

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“We do not want your tired and sick.” (Connor)

“It is your corrupt we claim.” (Murphy) — The Boondock Saints

27. “Fuck it! There’s so much shit that pisses me off! You guys should recruit, ’cause I’m sick and fucking tired of walking down the street, waiting for one of these crack-piping, ass-wiping, motherless lowlifes to get me!” — Rocco, The Boondock Saints

28. “We haven’t really got a system of deciding who, Roc. It’s, uh…” (Connor)

“Me! *Me*! I’m the guy! I know everyone! Their habits, who they hang out with, who they talk to! I’ve got phone numbers, addresses! I know who they’re fucking! I know where they live! We could kill *everyone.*” (Rocco)

“So what do you think?” (Murphy)

“I’m strangely comfortable with it.” (Connor) — The Boondock Saints

29. [after Rocco accidentally turns a cat into a splatter on the wall] 

“I can’t believe that just fucking happened!” (Murphy)

“Is it dead?” (Rocco) — The Boondock Saints

30. “And everywhere, everyone thinks the same thing: that someone should just go kill those motherfuckers.” (Connor)

“Kill ’em all. Admit it. Even you’ve thought about it.” (Murphy) — The Boondock Saints

31. “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, The Boondock Saints

32. “Do not kill. Do not rape. Do not steal. These are principles that every man of every faith can embrace.” – Murphy, The Boondock Saints

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33. “These are not polite suggestions. These are codes of behavior, and those of you that ignore them will pay the dearest cost.” – Connor, The Boondock Saints

34. “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, The Boondock Saints

Did you enjoy these Boondock Saints quotes?

The movie is full of comedy and drama, a work of genius from writer and director, Troy Duffy. Troy got the idea for the movie because of a personal experience that he had while living in Los Angeles. The script encountered some unfortunate series of events when it went to production, despite the initial appeal of the script.

The tragic shooting at Columbine High School happened the same year the movie was to be released, and executives were worried that the film would be associated with the violence.

It followed a limited release schedule, a studio change, but ultimately grossed $50 million in video sales. There was a sequel to the film titled The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day!

Have you seen both films? What are some of your favorite Boondock Saints quotes and lines from the movies? Let me know in the comment section below!

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  1. Troye Miiller

    April 22, 2022 at 11:13 PM

    Best movie ever…a cult classic.

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