The Butcher Boy Poster

Release Date: October 15th, 1997

DVD Release Date: February 13th, 2007

R|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
Francie (Eamonn Owens) has a disastrous childhood and retreats into television and movies to escape the pain. His mother (Aisling O'Sullivan) is suicidal, and his alcoholic father (Stephen Rea) has little to do with him. Francie's tendency to project violent fantasies onto reality lands him in reform school, where he is sexually abused. Wildly looking to hold someone responsible for all the trauma visited on him, Francie targets his neighbor, Mrs. Nugent (Fiona Shaw).

Cast: Eamonn Owens, Alan Boyle, Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw, Andrew Fullerton, Aisling O'Sullivan, Ian Hart, Sinéad O'Connor

Director: Neil Jordan

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Warner Bros., Butcher Boy Film, Geffen Pictures

Keywords: Cheeky, Underdog, Father, Amusing, Revenge, 1960s, Growing up, Mother