The Butcher Boy

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Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. When Francie's world turns to madness, he tries to counter it with further insanity, with dire consequences.

  1. Neil Jordan

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Pat McCabe


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  1. Eamonn Owens

    Eamonn Owens

    Francie Brady

  2. AB

    Alan Boyle

    Joe Purcell

  3. Fiona Shaw

    Fiona Shaw

    Mrs. Nugent

  4. AF

    Andrew Fullerton

    Phillip Nugent

  5. Stephen Rea

    Stephen Rea

    Da Brady

  6. Aisling O'Sullivan

    Aisling O'Sullivan

    Ma Brady

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 50m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • February 20, 1998



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