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Reel Reviews – Overnight

Reel Review #41: “We are better than everybody… We have a deep cesspool of creativity here.” This 2003 documentary chronicles the rise and fall of a Hollywood Cinderella story. Watch as Troy Duffy turns the chance of a lifetime into a wasted opportunity. If this story wasn’t true, you’d never believe it. “You deserve it, but you won’t get it.”

Direct download: Reel Reviews – Overnight (16:55 min 11.7MB)

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6 Responses to “Reel Reviews – Overnight”


  1. Gravatar Icon 1 philip moze mozolak Aug 3rd, 2005 at 8:31 am

    whats sad is they guy had this mafioso ideal of keeping his crew together and mixing friendship with business. of course by the end “Don” Duffy is left with no friends and the guys who made this make more cash then he did. Just cause it is Hollywood doesnt mean you dont have a work ethic. Mike, the scene with troy at the film school reminded me so much of filmschool anyway with students asking kinda hardnosed questions. what was funny is troy tempertantrum, he acts like such a baby meatheat almost to the point i thought he was gonna ARTEST that kid an climb over the seats after him.

    worse yet Boondock is a cool movie thhat could have been evenbetter.
    later
    moze

  2. Gravatar Icon 2 Simen P. Aug 3rd, 2005 at 4:49 pm

    Great episode, as always.
    The whole Troy story is quite interesting indeed. And although I have yet to see the documentary and thus all my thoughts on this issue are solemnly based on the ReelReviews episode, what seems to me like an even bigger shocker is the making of a sequel…by the very same man.

  3. Gravatar Icon 3 Michael Aug 3rd, 2005 at 5:53 pm

    I was surprised to hear about the sequel. I’m curious to see how that turns out. I realize I never said much about The Boondock Saints. I think that if Miramax and Harvey had stayed behind the film with the original 15 million dollar budget the film would have done well. The story is interesting and properly promoted could have seen some box office success. Certainly enough to keep Troy’s career alive. The film itself is interesting and I’m curious how an extra 7-8 million in production budget would have effected the film. Ultimately Overnight is not about whether or not Troy is a talented story teller or Director, but about how he got in the way of his own opportunities.

  4. Gravatar Icon 4 Baron Aug 9th, 2005 at 1:11 am

    I have a friend that worked on Boondock Saints, she said Troy was ‘a dip’

  5. Gravatar Icon 5 Tim Aug 22nd, 2005 at 7:43 am

    Michael,

    I had never heard of Troy Duffy until I listened your show, so I put it in my Blockbuster queue and watched the film last night. Another great call; thanks! The story is pretty unbelievable to watch, but I would have liked to have seen more of Harvey Weinstein (or at least some more commentary about him). After all, he “made” Duffy, then “destroyed” him. How much success in Hollywood is anointed in such ways, I wonder?

    At the end, it made me appreciate that at least Tarantino made two great films before he started swaggering around town ;-)

  6. Gravatar Icon 6 mandrake Oct 30th, 2005 at 12:23 am

    I saw “The Boondock Saints” on TV and thought enough about it to look it up on IMDB. Then forgot about it.

    Heard this podcast, put “overnight” on my list. Just picked it up today and wow, what a lesson in hubris! I can walk to Melrose from where I live, and I always wondered what happened to J. Sloan’s.

    Maybe I’ll do a “movies about movies” triple-feature night with “The Big Picture”, “The Last Shot”, and “Overnight”. ;)

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