Starring: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco
Directed by: Troy Duffy
Cat Out of the Bag Alert! This reviews contains some spoilers for this film!
Synopsis: Irish brothers Connor and Murphy MacManus (Sean Patrick Flanery & Norman Reedus) kill some members of the Russian mafia in self defense and are subsequently released after they turn themselves in. They then take it upon themselves to rid the world of all criminals and underworld hoods on a vigilante spree, seeing it as a kind of divine mission. Joining them is an Italian mob delivery guy, Rocco (David Della Rocco) who is well acquainted with Boston’s seedy residents. Trying to solve the bizarre string of underworld murders is Detective Smecker (Willem Dafoe), the man who previously released the brothers without charges.
Kitty Cameo: When the brothers go to Rocco’s apartment to discuss their plans to continue killing bad guys, there is a gray and white cat sitting on the kitchen table. The cat’s name may be Skippy, according to some prostitutes who show up later. Rick Parker of Canadian Wrangler did the animal work for this film.
Major Kitty Carnage Warning! The brothers and Rocco get very, very drunk during their discussion and are being very reckless with their guns. At one point Rocco slams his fists down on the table, and on one of the guns, which discharges. Let’s just say this doesn’t work out very well for poor “Skippy”.
Final Mewsings: Cats shouldn’t hang out with drunk vigilantes who mishandle firearms.