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The Butcher Boy (1997) Movie



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Overview

Language
English

Country
(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
7.0/ 10 (6127 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for language and violence

Production Company
Geffen Pictures [us] - (presents)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors

Writers

Release Date
(Ireland) - 13 July 1997
(Germany) - 14 February 1998
(Ireland) - 20 February 1998
(UK) - 20 February 1998
(Germany) - 26 February 1998

Running Time
110

Tagline
This little piggy laughed all the way home!

Keywords
12-year-old, 1960s, abuse, abusive-marriage, alcoholic, altar-boy, angel, antihero, apple, apple-tree, asylum, based-on-novel, bicycle, black-comedy, blame, boarding-school, body-part, boy, break-in, bullying, burnt-face, butcher, candy-bar, catholic, catholic-church,

Technical Support
LAB:Technicolor, London, UK
MET:3016 m - (Sweden)
OFM:35 mm - (Kodak)
PCS:Spherical
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.85 : 1



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Full Cast

  1. Boyle, Alan (II) as [Joe Purcell] <4>
  2. Breathnach, Paraic as (as Páraic Breathnach) [Man on Truck] <21>
  3. Buggy, Niall as [Father Dom] <13>
  4. Chaney, Eoin as [Bogman #4] <31>
  5. Conroy, Brendan as [Devlin] <25>
  6. Finegan, John (II) as [Bogman #2] <29>
  7. Fitzgerald, Gregg as [Bogman #1] <28>
  8. Fullerton, Andrew as [Phillip Nugent] <5>
  9. Gleeson, Brendan (I) as [Father Bubbles] <27>
  10. Gowen, Peter as [Leddy] <3>
  11. Graham, Stuart (I) as [Priest at College] <44>
  12. Hart, Ian (I) as [Uncle Alo] <14>
  13. Healy, Dermot as [Bogman in Hospital] <48>
  14. Hickey, Tom (I) as [Gardener] <26>
  15. Hughes, Sean (I) as [Psychiatrist #1] <40>
  16. Kavanagh, John (I) as [Dr. Boyd] <9>
  17. Kelty, Gavin as [Bogman #3] <30>
  18. McCabe, Pat as (as Patrick McCabe) [Jimmy The Skite] <39>
  19. McCabe, Vinnie as [Detective] <47>
  20. McGinley, Sean as [Sergeant] <2>
  21. McGrath, Pat (III) as [Farmer on Tractor] <17>
  22. McSorley, Gerard as [Psychiatrist #2] <49>
  23. Murfi, Mikel as [Buttsy] <24>
  24. O Connor, Shane (I) as [Boy at Fountain] <35>
  25. O Hanlon, Ardal as [Mr. Purcell] <23>
  26. O Leary, Jer as [Dublin Man] <18>
  27. O Shea, Milo as [Father Sullivan] <32>
  28. Olohan, John as [Mr. Nugent] <22>
  29. Owens, Ciaran as (as Ciáran Owens) [Boy at Fountain] <34>
  30. Owens, Eamonn as [Francie Brady] <1>
  31. Pilkington, Joe as [Charlie McGlone] <16>
  32. Purcell, Richard as (uncredited) [Boy in Monaghan]
  33. Rea, Stephen (I) as [Da Brady] <8>
  34. Rohr, Tony as [Bogman in Mental Hospital] <41>
  35. Sweeney, Birdy as [Man in Well] <42>
  36. Tullio, Paolo as [Mr. Caffolla] <36>
  37. Wilmot, Ronan as [Policeman] <46>
  38. Ó Fatharta, Macdara as (as Macdara Ó Fathárta) [Alien Priest] <45>
  39. Duffy, Niamh as (uncredited)
  40. Leavy, Pat as [Dublin Cafe Woman] <19>
  41. Linehan, Rosaleen as [Mrs. Canning] <10>
  42. McElvaney, Siobhan as [Girl in Shooting Gallery] <37>
  43. McEneaney, Áine as [Girl in Shooting Gallery] <38>
  44. Moran, Janet as [Dublin Shopkeeper] <20>
  45. Moxley, Gina as [Mary] <12>
  46. Mullen, Marie as [Mrs. Thompson] <43>
  47. O Connor, Sinéad as [Our Lady/Colleen] <33>
  48. O Neill, Anne (I) as [Mrs. McGlone] <15>
  49. O Sullivan, Aisling as [Ma Brady] <7>
  50. Reeves, Anita (I) as [Mrs. Coyle] <11>
  51. Shaw, Fiona as [Mrs. Nugent] <6>

Genres

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama

Full Plot

Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. When his mother eventually commits suicide and Joe goes off to boarding school, Francie sinks ever deeper into paranoia directed mainly against Mrs. Nugent, a nasty neighbor, and fantasy where he has visions of the Virgin Mary. After his father dies Fancie's condition worsens, his behavior becomes more bizarre and erratic culminating in the extremely bloody murder of Mrs. Nugent whom he holds responsible for all the wrongs visited upon him. The authorities arrest Francie and commit him to an asylum in an attempt to cure him. Mark Smith Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 9,401 (Germany) (1 March 1998) (opening week) AD: 26,737 (Netherlands) (31 December 1999) AD: 25,904 (Netherlands) (31 December 1998) CP: ALL ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSITONS 1997 GEFFEN PICTURES GR: USD 1,822,193 (USA) (7 June 1998) GR: USD 1,764,039 (USA) (31 May 1998) GR: USD 1,686,897 (USA) (25 May 1998) GR: USD 1,561,850 (USA) (17 May 1998) GR: USD 1,388,208 (USA) (10 May 1998) GR: USD 1,137,085 (USA) (3 May 1998) GR: USD 849,526 (USA) (26 April 1998) GR: USD 602,436 (USA) (19 April 1998) GR: USD 317,176 (USA) (12 April 1998) GR: USD 135,606 (USA) (5 April 1998) GR: GBP 1,625,684 (UK) (29 March 1998) GR: GBP 1,529,871 (UK) (22 March 1998) GR: GBP 1,380,747 (UK) (15 March 1998) GR: GBP 1,141,216 (UK) (8 March 1998) GR: GBP 777,912 (UK) (1 March 1998) GR: GBP 288,594 (UK) (22 February 1998) OW: USD 135,606 (USA) (5 April 1998) (9 screens) OW: GBP 288,594 (UK) (22 February 1998) (69 screens) OW: DEM 80,860 (Germany) (1 March 1998) (21 screens) PD: 1 July 1996 - 15 September 1996 WG: GBP 51,517 (UK) (29 March 1998) (57 screens) WG: GBP 68,596 (UK) (22 March 1998) (56 screens) WG: GBP 131,688 (UK) (15 March 1998) (77 screens) WG: GBP 203,001 (UK) (8 March 1998) (78 screens) WG: GBP 274,635 (UK) (1 March 1998) (70 screens) WG: GBP 288,594 (UK) (22 February 1998) (69 screens)

Movie Certificate

16 (Iceland)
R16 (New Zealand)
R (USA)
MA (Australia)
U (France)
12 (Germany)(w)
M/12 (Portugal)(video premiere)
15 (South Korea)
13 (Spain)
15 (Sweden)
15 (UK)

Music Composers

  1. Goldenthal, Elliot

Cinematographers

  1. Biddle, Adrian (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Powell, Sandy (II)

Distributors

Galway Film Fleadh [ie] - (1997) (Ireland) (theatrical)
Geffen Pictures [us] - (1998) (USA) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. Entertainment [ca] - (1998) (Canada) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. Pictures [us] - (1998) (USA) (all media) (as Warner Bros., A Time Warner Entertainment Company)
Warner Bros. [fr] - (????) (France) (theatrical)
Warner Home Video [us] - (2007) (USA) (DVD)
Warner Home Vídeo [br] - (????) (Brazil) (VHS)

Film Editors

  1. Lawson, Tony (I)

Misc

  1. Byrne, Peter (II) (assistant location manager)
  2. Collins, Maria (I) (assistant production coordinator)
  3. Crotty, Mary (unit publicist)
  4. Daly, Geraldine (location manager) (as Ger Daly)
  5. Dill, Diana (script supervisor)
  6. Drayne, Lisa (production trainee)
  7. Gavigan, Cara (assistant location manager)
  8. Grennell, Gerry (dialogue coach)
  9. Gunn, Brendan (I) (dialogue coach) (uncredited)
  10. Hoare, Charmian (dialogue coach)
  11. Jones, Gary (III) (financial controller)
  12. McMahon, Ruth (I) (unit nurse)
  13. Mulligan, Johnny (assistant accountant) (as John Mulligan)
  14. Nixon, Gary (I) (production accountant)
  15. O'Dea, Niamh (I) (researcher)
  16. Perrott, Tricia (assistant: Mr. Morris)
  17. Phillips, Roger (II) (title designer) (uncredited)
  18. Rawn, Brenda (executive assistant: Mr. Jordan)
  19. Sandford, Mairead (production secretary)
  20. Shaw, Yvonne (I) (assistant accountant)
  21. Thunder, Yvonne (assistant: Mr. Jordan)
  22. Walsh, Breda (production coordinator)
  23. Wood, Philippa (assistant: Mr. Woolley)

Quotes

[the Blessed Virgin Mary is exasperated by the Buthcer Boy's slowness to act] Our Lady: For fuck's sake, Francie!... Francie Brady: [to Jimmy the Skite] Feck off, you round tub of Guinness! Francie Brady: What's this world coming to, Sergeant?

Other Titles

  1. Der Schlächterbursche (1998) (ENG)
    (Germany)

  2. Il garzone del macellaio (1997) (ENG)
    (Italy)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Monaghan, County Monaghan, Ireland
  2. Ardmore Studios, Herbert Road, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland - (studio)
  3. Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland
  4. Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
  5. Warrenpoint, County Down, Northern Ireland, UK

Trivia

- 'Stephen Rea (I)' (qv) is credited as only playing Pa in the film but also plays the adult Francie uncredited.

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