The Butcher Boy

The Butcher Boy

Director: Neil Jordan Cast: Eamonn Owens, Alan Boyle, Stephen Rea


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Product Details

Release Date: 02/13/2007
UPC: 0012569585638
Original Release: 1997
Rating: R
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 76,236

Special Features

Commentary by director/co-screenwriter Neil Jordan; Additional scenes; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eamonn Owens Francie
Alan Boyle Joe
Stephen Rea Da Brady/Francie,Narrator
Fiona Shaw Mrs. Nugent
Andrew Fullerton Philip
Aisling O'Sullivan Ma Brady
Ian Hart Uncle Alo
Patrick McCabe Jimmy-The-Skite
Sinead O'Connor Our Lady
Ardal O'Hanlon Mr. Purcell

Technical Credits
Neil Jordan Director
Adrian Biddle Cinematographer
Susie Figgis Casting
Kieran Horgan Sound/Sound Designer
Tony Lawson Editor
Josie MacAvin Set Decoration/Design
Patrick McCabe Screenwriter
Redmond Morris Producer
Christopher Newman Asst. Director
Anna Packard Art Director
Sandy Powell Costumes/Costume Designer
Anthony Pratt Production Designer
Morag Ross Makeup
Joss Williams Special Effects
Stephen Woolley Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Butcher Boy
1. Comic Book Credits [2:18]
2. First Wrong Thing [2:02]
3. Pigs! [1:41]
4. Ma to the Garage [1:58]
5. Pig Toll Tax [2:19]
6. Life With Da [3:30]
7. Ma's Home [3:38]
8. Uncle Alo Visits [2:59]
9. Grand Party Ends [2:11]
10. Francie's Travels [2:35]
11. Alien Encounter [:47]
12. Gift Not Received [1:30]
13. He Did It [1:25]
14. Joe to the Rescue [3:19]
15. Reprisals [2:14]
16. What Pigs Do [3:42]
17. Reform School Quintet [3:03]
18. Mind Your Language [:42]
19. Joe's Letter [2:35]
20. Blessed Virgin [5:09]
21. Father Sullivan Floored [1:31]
22. Rosary on the Rocks [3:29]
23. Bonnet Surprise [:07]
24. Francie's Diploma [2:00]
25. Some Hope, Eh, Joe? [2:17]
26. Butcher Boy [2:00]
27. Smack With a Rock [2:53]
28. Another Gift Not Received [2:57]
29. Best Music Man, Played Out [1:36]
30. Joe Didn't Come [4:17]
31. The World Ends [1:40]
32. The Garage [3:37]
33. All Gone [3:41]
34. The Brady Story [2:38]
35. Not Joe [3:32]
36. Our Lady Is Coming [4:14]
37. Mrs. Nugent in Her Place [2:26]
38. On the Lam [2:41]
39. Tidying Up [2:50]
40. Real World [1:49]
41. Souvenir [1:09]
42. End Credits [2:37]

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The Butcher Boy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film, based on an equally brilliant book, is not for someone who is looking for cheery, escapist entertainment. I know a lot of people who disliked this movie due to the fact that it is extremely sad and dark. I read another review of this film one time and it described it as showing what goes on in the mind and soul of someone who has commited murder. In this film the murderer is a tormented young boy. This movie shows this young boys descent into hell, and although it's subject matter is disturbing, it makes you think deeply. It has wonderful music and the actors are terrific, the young boy in particular.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film is a true masterpiece. Place this in the ranks of a Kubrick, Scorsese or Cohen Brothers epic.