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The Butcher Boy (1997)

R
110 min | Comedy, Drama

The antisocial son of an alcoholic father and a bipolar mother grows up in 1960s Ireland.
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Pat McCabe (novel) (as Patrick McCabe) (screenplay) (as Patrick McCabe) | Neil Jordan (screenplay)
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$135,606
Gross (US & Canada)
$1,995,911
Gross (World)
$1,995,911
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Release date
Apr 3, 1998 (United States)

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7.2 / 10 | 8,653 votes