The Butcher Boy

The Butcher Boy

110 mins | Drama, Comedy | Feb. 20, 1998

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.

The Butcher Boy

110 mins | Drama, Comedy | Feb. 20, 1998

The Butcher Boy
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.
IMDb rating 7.1
Producers Warner Bros. Pictures, Geffen Pictures
Original title The Butcher Boy
Directors Neil Jordan
Writers Neil Jordan, Pat McCabe

Cast

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

Aisling O'Sullivan

as Ma Brady

Peter Gowen

as Leddy

Sean McGinley

as Sergeant

John Kavanagh

as Dr. Boyd

Rosaleen Linehan

as Mrs. Canning

Anita Reeves

as Mrs. Coyle

Ian Hart

as Uncle Arlo

Sinéad O'Connor

as Our Lady/Colleen

Brendan Gleeson

as Father Bubbles

Milo O’Shea

as Father Sullivan

Niall Buggy

as Father Dom

Ardal O'Hanlon

as Mr Purcell

Tom Hickey

as Gardener

Gina Moxley

as Mary

Joe Pilkington

as Charlie McGlone

Anne O'Neill

as Mrs McGlone

John Olohan

as Mr Nugent

Mikel Murfi

as Buttsy

Brendan Conroy

as Devlin

Jer O'Leary

as Dublin Man

Pat Leavy

as Dublin Cafe Woman

Janet Moran

as Dublin Shopkeeper

Paraic Breathnach

as Man on Tractor

Gregg Fitzgerald

as Bogman #1

John Finegan

as Bogman #2

Gavin Kelty

as Bogman #3

Eoin Chaney

as Bogman #4

Tony Rohr

as Bogman in Mental Hospital

Dermot Healy

as Bogman in Hospital

Sean Hughes

as Psychiatrist #1

Gerard McSorley

as Psychiatrist #2

Birdy Sweeney

as Man in Well

Ronan Wilmot

as Policeman

Pat McCabe

as Jimmy the Skite

Marie Mullen

as Mrs Thompson

Macdara Ó Fátharta

as Alien Priest

Stuart Graham

as Priest at College

Vinnie McCabe

as Detective

Áine McEneaney

as Girl in Shooting Gallery

Siobhan McElvaney

as Girl in Shooting Gallery

Paolo Tullio

as Mr Caffolla

Ciaran Owens

as Boy in Fountain

Shane O'Connor

as Boy in Fountain