Overnight

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Released 2004

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Movie Summary

Director:
Tony Montana , Mark Brian Smith
Released:
2004
Rating:
R
This documentary follows Troy Duffy, a brash, foul-mouthed bartender whose screenplay for an action film called "Boondock Saints" scores him a generous contract to write and direct the film for Harvey Weinstein at Miramax Studios. Duffy's band, the Brood, is also in the midst of signing a contract with Madonna's Maverick Records. Duffy's fiery manner is instrumental to his success, but when the deals go sour, no one seems safe from his explosive temper.

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  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Though Overnight seems to be cautioning us about the excesses of filmmaker ego, it isn't always consistent.

  • 40

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    Any movie that makes you root against the underdog, though, is cause for suspicion, and Mr. Smith and Mr. Montana, perhaps aware of this, try belatedly to restore Mr. Duffy's statu...

  • 30

    Variety Ken Eisner

    There's a stunning rags-to-rags morality tale hidden in this two-hour mess of a movie.

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