The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

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The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/10/2012
UPC: 0096009777296
Original Release: 2002
Rating: R
Source: Miramax Echo Bridge
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:45:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kieran Culkin Tim Sullivan
Jena Malone Margie Flynn
Emile Hirsch Francis Doyle
Vincent D'Onofrio Father Casey
Jodie Foster Sister Assumpta
Jake Richardson Wade
Tyler Long Joey Scalisi
Kelvin O'Bryant Craig Dockery

Technical Credits
Peter Care Director
Lance Acord Cinematographer
Marco Beltrami Score Composer
Scott Cameron Asst. Director
Pen Densham Executive Producer
Jodie Foster Producer
Marie France Costumes/Costume Designer
Tim Harbert Co-producer
Joshua Homme Score Composer
David A. Jones Executive Producer
Graham King Executive Producer
Meg LeFauve Producer
Laray Mayfield Casting
Todd McFarlane Animator
Chris Peppe Editor
Michael Petroni Screenwriter
Gideon Ponte Production Designer
Carl Rudisill Sound/Sound Designer
Jay Shapiro Producer
Jeff Stockwell Screenwriter
John K. Watson Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
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 Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!