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The Butcher Boy

1997 Rated R 1hr 50m

Francie Brady (Eamonn Owens) is an overimaginative boy whose dire home life turns his harmless fantasies into murderous delusions. When his abusive father (Stephen Rea) dies, and his suicidal mother is institutionalized, Francie acts out in homicidal fashion. Disturbing and surreal, director Neil Jordan's adaptation of Patrick McCabe's novel is notable for, among other things, casting controversial singer Sinéad O'Connor as the Virgin Mary.

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Movie Details

Language and violence
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.