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The Butcher Boy

Rating:R (For language, and violence)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:April 3, 1998
Running time:114 minutes
Cast:Stephen Rea, Aisling O' Sullivan, Eamonn Owens, Alan Boyle, Sean McGinley
Director:Neil Jordan
Producer:Redmond Morris, Stephen Woolley
Writer:Pat McCabe, Neil Jordan

Description: Neil Jordan's superb adaptation of Pat McCabe's disturbing 1992 novel about a 12-year-old Irish boy's descent into madness. There's an amazing debut performance by young Eamonn Owens, with able support from Jordan regular Stephen Rea, as the boy's alcoholic father.

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