Overnight

There's a stunning rags-to-rags morality tale hidden in this two-hour mess of a movie, but it will take sharp scissors to find it -- and to bring out viewer sympathy for Troy Duffy, a real-life Boston beanhead who blew his huge Tinseltown deal through unearned bravado and a really big mouth.

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With: Troy Duffy, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Willem Dafoe, Billy Connolly.

There’s a stunning rags-to-rags morality tale hidden in this two-hour mess of a movie, but it will take sharp scissors to find it — and to bring out viewer sympathy for Troy Duffy, a real-life Boston beanhead who blew his huge Tinseltown deal through unearned bravado and a really big mouth.

Seven years back, Duffy landed a deal with Miramax to make “The Boondock Saints,” a bit of sub-Tarantino nonsense that got Weinsteined-and-dined in a moment of weakness. Harv supposedly even promised to buy the West Hollywood bar where Troy was working, and there was talk of a record deal for the gruff-rock band he ran with his brother. Duffy was so convinced this music-and-movie package would make him a legend, he quickly alienated everyone, including band managers Tony Montana and Mark Brian Smith, also hired to document his rise to greatness. For jaw-dropping hubris, it’s hard to choose between a scene where the foul-mouthed, chain-smoking Duffy tells the “Overnight” makers they’ll never get paid or one that has him firing his own bro from the foundering band. But even as a tragic hero, Duffy’s a bully and a bore.

Overnight

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Production: A Black & White Prods. (Los Angeles) production. Produced by Tony Montana. Directed, by Mark Brian Smith.

Crew: Camera (color, DigiBeta), Smith; editors, Tony Montana, Smith; music, Troy Duffy, others. Reviewed at Seattle Film Festival, June 12, 2003. Running time: 115 MIN.

With: With: Troy Duffy, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Willem Dafoe, Billy Connolly.

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