The Butcher Boy

  |  Book Tickets: 13/02/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 28/08/1998
  |  Watch Now: 15/04/2009
  |  106 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC


Young Francie Brady (Eamonn Owens) grows up in a small Irish town in the 1960s. His father Benny (Stephen Rea) is a drunk, while his ma has to be carted off to the local asylum after a breakdown. Francie finds solace with his best friend Joe, but a tragic chain of circumstances is set in motion when the boys begin to terrorize their studious classmate, Phillip Nugent. Phillip's mother calls Francie's family 'pigs', and Francie becomes obsessed with making her life a misery, estranging himself from Joe in the process.

Passed '15' for strong language and one violent scene
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