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The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

Rating:R (for language, sexual content and youth substance use)
Genre:Drama, Action/Adventure
Release Date:June 14, 2002
Running time:105 minutes
Cast:Jodie Foster, Vincent D'Onofrio, Kieran Culkin, Jena Malone, Emile Hirsch
Director:Peter Care
Producer:Jodie Foster, Meg Le Fauve, Jay Shapiro
Writer:Jeff Stockwell, Michael Petroni
Distributor:Thinkfilm Inc

Description: In mid-1970s Savannah, two bright but rebellious boys, Francis Doyle and Tim Sullivan, fight boredom, hormones and discipline-heavy teachers in their quest to find something meaningful beyond the walls of their parish school. Francis is an exceptional artist, whose imaginative forays into a fictional universe of good and evil fill his notebooks with comic-book imagery and create a netherworld of superhero alter egos for the two boys. Subsequently, Francis and Tim create a secret comic book depicting themselves as superheroes and their teachers as arch villains. When the ultra-strict Sister Assumpta seizes their artwork one day, the boys embark upon an obsessed trail of revenge that ultimately changes their lives.

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