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The Butcher Boy, 1997

The Butcher Boy
Directed by: Neil Jordan
Written by: Patrick McCabe
Language:  English
Country:  Ireland, USA
Runtime:  110 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The Butcher Boy can be described as tense, gloomy, and suspenseful. The plot revolves around family problems, coming of age, and themes of life is a bitch. The main genre is drama. In approach, The Butcher Boy is serious and realistic. It is located in Ireland. It takes place in the 1950s and in the 1960s. The Butcher Boy is based on a book.

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Director Neil Jordan expertly blends fantasy and reality in the saga of Francie Brady (Eamonn Owens),... more

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Language: English
Country: Ireland, USA
Release date: 3 April 1998
Runtime: 110 min

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Eamonn Owens Eamonn Owens As Francie Brady
Stephen Rea Stephen Rea As Da Brady
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A rare and beautiful movie---albeit with very dark undertones---about a boy enamored of, for example, "amazing facts" (sources: comic books and American TV shows) as he grows up in a troubled home of comical melancholy. (His father plays a trumpet...
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