Overnight (2003)

Genres - Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Film & Television History  |   Release Date - Nov 10, 2004 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The megalomaniacal rise and fall of filmmaker Troy Duffy is chronicled by one-time friends and colleagues in director Mark Smith's documentary. The film takes its title from the "overnight success" that befell Duffy in 1996, when the then-bartender was signed by Miramax president Harvey Weinstein to direct his killers-on-a-mission-from-God script The Boondock Saints. Smith's cameras follow Duffy from pre-production -- when he battled with executives over casting and financing decisions -- on through to the lackluster release of the film. What's more, Duffy expected his relative cinematic success to translate over to his burgeoning rock band as well -- and the tension created by the presupposed deal caused him to alienate just about everyone involved with both projects.

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bartender, ego, film-director, filmmaker, megalomania, rock-band