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The butcher boy [videorecording] / Butcher Boy Films ; Warner Bros. Pictures ; Geffen Pictures presents ; a Neil Jordan film ; produced by Redmond Morris, Stephen Woolley ; screenplay by Neil Jordan and Patrick McCabe ; directed by Neil Jordan.

Contributor(s): Morris, Redmond [pro] | Woolley, Stephen [pro] | Jordan, Neil, 1951- [aus, drt] | McCabe, Pat, 1955- [aus] | Owens, Eamonn [act] | McGinley, Sean [act] | Gowen, Peter [act] | Boyle, Alan, 1984- [act] | Fullerton, Andrew [act] | Shaw, Fiona, 1958- [act] | O'Sullivan, Aisling [act] | Rea, Stephen [act] | Kavanagh, John [act] | Linehan, Rosaleen [act] | Reeves, Anita [act] | McCabe, Pat, 1955-. Butcher boy | Butcher Boy Film (Firm) | Geffen Pictures | Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ) | Warner Home Video (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2007]Description: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0790799766; 9780790799766.Uniform titles: Butcher boy (Motion picture : 1997) Subject(s): McCabe, Pat, 1955- -- Film and video adaptations | Children of alcoholics -- Drama | Children of suicide victims -- Drama | Paranoia -- Drama | Murder -- Drama | Asylums -- Drama | Feature filmsGenre/Form: Comedy films. | Thrillers (Motion pictures) | Film adaptations. | Fiction films. | Feature films -- Ireland. | Feature films -- United States. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.DDC classification: 791.43/72 Online resources: Connect to reviews of this title online
Production Credits: Director of photography, Adrian Biddle ; editor, Tony Lawson ; music, Elliot Goldenthal ; costume designer, Sandy Powell ; production designer, Anthony Pratt.
Cast: Eamonn Owens, Sean McGinley, Peter Gowen, Alan Boyle, Andrew Fullerton, Fiona Shaw, Aisling O'Sullivan, Stephen Rea, John Kavanagh, Rosaleen Linehan, Anita Reeves.Summary: Francie lives with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother. The pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. When his mother commits suicide and his friend, Joe, goes off to boarding school, Francie sinks ever deeper into paranoia thanks mainly to his nasty neighbour Mrs. Nugent. He begins to have a fantasy where he has visions of the Virgin Mary. After his father dies, Francie's becomes more despondent, culminating in the extremely bloody murder of Mrs. Nugent whom he holds responsible for all the wrongs visited upon him. After being arrested, Francie is committed to an asylum in an attempt to cure him.
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DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital surround 5.1, dual-layer.

In English with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned.

Eamonn Owens, Sean McGinley, Peter Gowen, Alan Boyle, Andrew Fullerton, Fiona Shaw, Aisling O'Sullivan, Stephen Rea, John Kavanagh, Rosaleen Linehan, Anita Reeves.

Director of photography, Adrian Biddle ; editor, Tony Lawson ; music, Elliot Goldenthal ; costume designer, Sandy Powell ; production designer, Anthony Pratt.

Based on the novel by Patrick McCabe.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1998.

MPAA rating: R.

Francie lives with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother. The pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. When his mother commits suicide and his friend, Joe, goes off to boarding school, Francie sinks ever deeper into paranoia thanks mainly to his nasty neighbour Mrs. Nugent. He begins to have a fantasy where he has visions of the Virgin Mary. After his father dies, Francie's becomes more despondent, culminating in the extremely bloody murder of Mrs. Nugent whom he holds responsible for all the wrongs visited upon him. After being arrested, Francie is committed to an asylum in an attempt to cure him.

Special features include: commentary by Neil Jordan; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer.

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