An alumnus of Clemson University with a BS in chemical engineering and the University of Southern California with an MBA, Bill Malloy has established a career as a financier with several investments in technology companies. During his personal time, Bill Malloy enjoys watching movies and counts The Boondock Saints among his favorites.
The Boondock Saints tells the story of twins on a vigilante mission to rid Boston of its crooks. Below are some interesting facts about the film:
- The script was based on some true events. Troy Duffy, the film’s writer and director, previously worked as a bartender in Los Angeles. Inspired by what he saw during that time, including a drug dealer steal from a corpse, he decided to incorporate such events into the cult classic.
- The film had limited theatrical release. Because of the tragic events that had occurred at Columbine High School less than a year before its release, the film, which is relatively violent, was shown in only five theaters for just one week.
- Word-of-mouth boosted sales. Although the film failed to make an impact during its theatrical release, DVD sales combined with box office revenues to yield $260 million worldwide due largely to word-of-mouth. Eventually, the sequel, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, was released in 2009.
Bill Malloy co-founded Sway Ventures along with Brian Nugent in 2013, and has since served as general partner at the venture capital firm, which is dedicated to investing in early stage and early growth technology firms that want to change the world through software.