The Dangerous Lives of Altar BoysDirector: Peter Care
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys brings Chris Fuhrman's well-received, posthumously published teen novel to the screen. Set in the 1970s, the film concerns two rebellious Catholic schoolboys -- bashful, pensive Francis (Emile Hirsch) and whip-smart, impulsive Tim (Kieran Culkin) -- who spend their free time pulling elaborate pranks and creating a comic book featuring themselves and their friends, Wade (Jake Richardson) and Joey (Tyler Long), as superheroes. Their alter egos are brought to life in animated sequences by Spawn creator Todd McFarlane. Their grim, strict, one-legged teacher, Sister Assumpta (Jodie Foster), is drawn as a motorcycle-riding supervillain. Vincent D'Onofrio plays the more easygoing Father Casey. Egged on by Tim, Francis admits that he has a crush on Margie Flynn (Jena Malone). Tim encourages Francis to pursue Margie, at one point even sending her a mash note and signing his friend's name. Francis and Margie eventually begin seeing each other. But when Margie reveals a terrible, painful secret to Francis, it sets off a chain of events that leads to tragedy. The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys marks the feature debut of director Peter Care. It was screened at several festivals, including the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. The film sparked a small controversy at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, where it was rejected, allegedly in retaliation for producer Foster's decision to forego heading up the fest's jury in order to replace Nicole Kidman in Panic Room.
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- Miramax Echo Bridge
Cast & Crew
|Kieran Culkin||Tim Sullivan|
|Jena Malone||Margie Flynn|
|Emile Hirsch||Francis Doyle|
|Vincent D'Onofrio||Father Casey|
|Jodie Foster||Sister Assumpta|
|Tyler Long||Joey Scalisi|
|Kelvin O'Bryant||Craig Dockery|
|Marco Beltrami||Score Composer|
|Scott Cameron||Asst. Director|
|Pen Densham||Executive Producer|
|Marie France||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Joshua Homme||Score Composer|
|David A. Jones||Executive Producer|
|Graham King||Executive Producer|
|Gideon Ponte||Production Designer|
|Carl Rudisill||Sound/Sound Designer|
|John K. Watson||Executive Producer|
1. Chapter 1 [9:59]
2. Chapter 2 [10:59]
3. Chapter 3 [10:00]
4. Chapter 4 [11:00]
5. Chapter 5 [9:59]
6. Chapter 6 [10:59]
7. Chapter 7 [10:00]
8. Chapter 8 [10:59]
9. Chapter 9 [9:59]
10. Chapter 10 [10:38]
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The animation was great-and the movie was fairly entertaining-Emile Hirsch and Kieran Culkin and Jodie Foster all do a good job in this movie-3 cheers for newcomer Hirsch!!
I loved this movie, I fell in love with it when I first watched it, it's not like every other teen movie and I cant wait to read the book.
I thought the movie was funny and great! I really liked Emile Hirsch in this movie. HE was really good! and cute! I really liked Kieran Culckan to he was good! EMILE HIRSCH KEEP UP THE AWESOME JOB YOU LITTEL CUTIE!!!!
I loved this movie. Everyone in it is great. This movie pulled every emotion out of me. I was jealous, I laughed, I cried. I highly recommend it.