The Butcher Boy

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Facts and Figures

Run time: 110 mins

In Theaters: Friday 20th February 1998

Distributed by: Warner Bros.

Production compaines: Geffen Pictures, Warner Bros.

Reviews 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Fresh: 46 Rotten: 13

IMDB: 7.2 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady, Alan Boyle as Joe Purcell, Fiona Shaw as Mrs. Nugent, Andrew Fullerton as Phillip Nugent, Stephen Rea as Da Brady, Aisling O'Sullivan as Ma Brady, Peter Gowen as Leddy, Sean McGinley as Sergeant, John Kavanagh as Dr. Boyd, Rosaleen Linehan as Mrs. Canning, Anita Reeves as Mrs. Coyle, Niall Buggy as Father Dom

The Butcher Boy Movie Review

Steller film that I resisted on opening, for some reason. Wish I hadn't. This homage to A Clockwork Orange follows young Francie Brady (Owens) on a path of destruction through Kennedy-era Ireland. Jordan's best work since The Crying Game, and right when I'd given up on him. Delicious.

Chop chop, Boy.


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The Butcher Boy Rating

" Excellent "


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