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Butcher Boy, The (1998) Movie Information

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Neil Jordan


Eamonn Owens
Sean McGinley
Peter Gowen
Alan Boyle
Stephen Rea
Fiona Shaw





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With a temperamental father and a suicidal mother, a bright young Dublin boy grows increasingly demented and homicidal. Moving in and out of insane asylums, he murders a neighbor who sullies the name of his family, while experiencing visions of a saintly angel.

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dukeakasmudge 10/14/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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What a GREAT movie!!!

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Allison 06/01/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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So this must be my five millionth Neil Jordan film. I didn't necessarily love it as much as I had some others. Jordan explained in the commentary that the boy's character was much darker in the book. I think for such a "bad" boy, he needed to have that darkness 1) to be believable and 2) to be scary. Eamonn Owens is a good actor, but I'm sure it was in the way Neil Jordan directed him. All in all, it was okay movie. 6/10

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