By Montana, Tony
Director Smith, Mark Brian
There have been great actors who have played memorable movie monsters.
Boris Karloff played the Frankenstein monster. Bela Lugosi became Bram Stoker’s Dracula. And now Troy Duffy is Troy Duffy in Overnight. Never heard of the monster Troy Duffy? Well, let me explain. Mr. Duffy was a bartender and struggling screenwriter who suddenly hit the big time when he sold his script The Boondock Saints to Harvey Weinstein of Miramax Films (when Miramax was still considered the hottest production company in Hollywood.) Documentary filmmakers Mark Brian Smith and Tony Montana decide to film the rise of this new young filmmaker. Not so fast… What Smith and Montana document is the fall of Troy Duffy, who turns out to be an arrogant bully who but all destroys the gift handed to him on a silver platter. Granted his head doesn’t spin around and he doesn’t spit pea soup, but he does just about everything else in the repertoire of a movie monster. Check Overnight out and you’ll see what I’m talking about.