The Butcher Boy

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Comedy Drama
  • Release year: 1998
  • Running time: 110 min
Ireland, 1962. In a remote village, 12-year-old Francie Brady escapes his alcoholic father, Benny and mentally unstable mother, Annie, by retreating into a haze of daydreams, relying on his "blood brother" Joe as his sole link to the outside world. read more
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Ireland, 1962. In a remote village, 12-year-old Francie Brady escapes his alcoholic father, Benny and mentally unstable mother, Annie, by retreating into a haze of daydreams, relying on his "blood brother" Joe as his sole link to the outside world. But when tragedy strikes, Francie slips deeper into surreal inhuman misery. Now, with nothing left but rage towards the people who forced him into a private netherworld of dementia, will Francie act on his deep-seated desire for revenge?

Original Release

02/20/1998

Cast

Directors

Neil Jordan

Writers

Pat McCabe, Neil Jordan

Cast

Fiona Shaw Mrs. Nugent
Stephen Rea Da Brady
Eamonn Owens Francie Brady
Alan Boyle Joe Purcell
Andrew Fullerton Phillip Nugent
Aisling O'Sullivan Ma Brady
Peter Gowen Leddy
Sean McGinley Sergeant
John Kavanagh Dr. Boyd
Rosaleen Linehan Mrs. Canning
Anita Reeves Mrs. Coyle
Niall Buggy Father Dom
Brendan Gleeson Father Bubbles
Ardal O'Hanlon Mr. Purcell
Milo O'Shea Father Sullivan
Gina Moxley Mary
Ian Hart Uncle Alo
Anne O'Neill Mrs. McGlone
Joe Pilkington Charlie McGlone
Pat McGrath Farmer on Tractor

Producers

Redmond Morris Executive Producer
Neil Jordan Executive Producer
Neil Jordan Producer
Stephen Woolley Producer
Redmond Morris Producer

Editors

Tony Lawson

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