- Status: Released
- Movie Tagline:
- Genres: Comedy, Drama
- Release Date: 1998-02-20
- Runtime: 110.0 min
- Budget: Not Available
- Revenue: $2.0 million
- Production Companies: Warner Bros. Pictures, Geffen Pictures
Cast & Crew
Eamonn Owens, Alan Boyle, Fiona Shaw, Stephen Rea, Ian Hart, Peter Gowen, Sean McGinley, Aisling O’Sullivan, John Kavanagh, Andrew Fullerton, Rosaleen Linehan, Anita Reeves, Sinéad O’Connor, Brendan Gleeson, Milo O’Shea, Niall Buggy, Ardal O’Hanlon, Tom Hickey, Gina Moxley, Joe Pilkington, Anne O’Neill, John Olohan, Mikel Murfi, Brendan Conroy, Jer O’Leary, Pat Leavy, Janet Moran, Paraic Breathnach, Gregg Fitzgerald, John Finegan, Gavin Kelty, Eoin Chaney, Tony Rohr, Dermot Healy, Sean Hughes, Gerard McSorley, Birdy Sweeney, Ronan Wilmot, Pat McCabe, Marie Mullen, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Stuart Graham, Vinnie McCabe, Áine McEneaney, Siobhan McElvaney, Paolo Tullio, Ciaran Owens, Shane O’Connor
Synopsis – What to Expect from “The Butcher Boy”
The Butcher Boy is a 1998 Irish-British black comedy-drama film directed by Neil Jordan. The film centers around Francie Brady (Eamonn Owens), a 12-year-old Irish Catholic boy living in a small town in Ireland in the early 1960s. Francie’s life is filled with poverty, neglect, and abuse from his parents. He finds solace in his friendship with Joe, a local butcher, and in his fantasies of being a cowboy.
Things take a turn for the worse when Francie’s mother is institutionalized for a mental breakdown and his father descends into alcoholism. Francie is left to fend for himself and begins to act out in increasingly dangerous ways. He starts to bully the local kids and vandalize the town. His actions eventually lead to a violent confrontation with the townspeople.
The film follows Francie as he struggles to find his place in a world that has rejected him. He is eventually sent to a juvenile detention center, where he is exposed to harsh realities of life. The film culminates in a heartbreaking climax, as Francie is forced to confront the consequences of his actions.
The Butcher Boy is a powerful and heartbreaking story of a young boy’s struggle to survive in a world that has rejected him. It is a darkly funny and ultimately uplifting look at the struggles of growing up in a broken home.
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