The Butcher Boy

The Butcher Boy

Jul. 13, 1997 USA 110 Min. R
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Neil Jordan


Eamonn Owens isFrancie Brady
Francie Brady
Alan Boyle isJoe Purcell
Joe Purcell
Fiona Shaw isMrs. Nugent
Mrs. Nugent
Andrew Fullerton isPhillip Nugent
Phillip Nugent
Stephen Rea isDa Brady
Da Brady
Rosaleen Linehan isMrs. Canning
Mrs. Canning


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.

The Butcher Boy
The Butcher Boy
Original title The Butcher Boy
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