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The Butcher Boy (1997)

110 min - Comedy, Drama, Foreign - 13 July 1997
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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.

Director:  Neil Jordan

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Storyline

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.


Collections: Neil Jordan

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Foreign

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Country:   United Kingdom
Language:  Gaeilge, English
Release Date:  13 July 1997

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Geffen Pictures, Warner Bros.

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 50 min

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