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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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Release date
Apr 3, 1998 (United States)

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Eamonn Owens
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Sean McGinley
Sergeant Sergeant   See fewer
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Alan Boyle
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Andrew Fullerton
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Aisling O'Sullivan
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Stephen Rea
Da Brady Da Brady   See fewer
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John Kavanagh
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Rosaleen Linehan
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Anita Reeves
Mrs. Coyle Mrs. Coyle   See fewer
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Niall Buggy
Father Dom Father Dom   See fewer
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Ian Hart
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Anne O'Neill
Mrs. McGlone Mrs. McGlone   See fewer
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Joe Pilkington
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Pat McGrath
Farmer on Tractor Farmer on Tractor   See fewer
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Jer O'Leary
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Pat Leavy
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Janet Moran
Dublin Shopkeeper Dublin Shopkeeper   See fewer
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Paraic Breathnach
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John Olohan
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Mikel Murfi
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Tom Hickey
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Brendan Gleeson
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Eoin Chaney
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Stuart Graham
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Dermot Healy
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7.1 / 10 | 8,823 votes