About the film
suicide angel difficult childhood insane asylum pig friendship boarding school alcoholism murder dark comedy
The Butcher Boy
Release Date: February 20, 1998
|Production Companies||:||Geffen Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Writers||:||Neil Jordan, Pat McCabe|
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 Francie's world turns to madness, he tries to counter it with further insanity, with dire consequences.