The Butcher Boy Trailer

The Butcher Boy Trailer (1997)

13 July 1997 Drama, Comedy, Foreign 110 mins

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.

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Eamonn Owens

as Francie Brady

Alan Boyle

as Joe Purcell

Fiona Shaw

as Mrs. Nugent

Andrew Fullerton

as Phillip Nugent

Stephen Rea

as Da Brady

Peter Gowen

as Leddy

Sean McGinley

as Sergeant

John Kavanagh

as Dr. Boyd

Rosaleen Linehan

as Mrs. Canning

Anita Reeves

as Mrs. Coyle

Niall Buggy

as Father Dom


Neil Jordan


Sandy Powell

Sandy Powell Costume Design

International Releases Dates

Ireland 13 July 1997

United States 20 February 1998

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