Labelled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.
Irish brothers Connor & Murphy MacManus live and work in Boston. Feeling that God's will to rid Earth from all human Evil was given to them as a mission, they set out to do their divine deed. A public outcry is never heard, and even FBI agent Paul Smecker, who follows their trace of bloodshed, admits that the boys are doing exactly what he secretly always has wished to happen. Risking their lives for their beliefs of Veritas (truth) and Aequitas (justice), the Boondock Saints are hyped by the public, for they are doing good, which only few dare to admit.
The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood...
A fast-track second-year resident, Dr. Werner Ernst (James Spader) is at the brink of a dazzling career until Felicia Potter (Kyra Sedgwick), the daughter of one of Werner's barely alive patients, struts into his life. Felicia is locked in a struggle with her devout and dowdy sister, Connie (Margo Martindale), over the fate of their father. The senior Potter's life is totally dependent on the mechanical, chemical, and electronic wonders of the ICU's futuristic technologies. While Felicia insists her father never wanted the low-quality of an artificially prolonged life -- Connie declares she communicates with the near-corpse and his wishes are for continued life, regardless of quality or cost. That cost is what most concerns Dr. Butz (Albert Brooks), Werner's mentor, supervisor, and the hospital's besotted chairman emeritus of critical care medicine. Butz intends to wrest every dollar he can from the patient, insisting this is the only sound moral and medical course, an outcome that suits Connie Potter just fine.
Suddenly, the young doctor becomes trapped in the Potters' feud. A feud not just about medical care, but about the disposition of the father's $10 million estate. Ernst's career and his future are on the line as he re-evaluates his ethics and his life from the morass of money and immorality that is modern medicine.
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