Director: Neil Jordan
Writer: Pat McCabe, Neil Jordan, Pat McCabe
Stars: Eamonn Owens, Sean McGinley, Peter Gowen, Alan Boyle, Andrew Fullerton
Countries: United States, Ireland
Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. Unfortunately, one tragedy after another, Francie’s world sinks deeper and deeper into paranoia (directed mainly against Mrs. Nugent, a nasty neighbor) and fantasy (where he has visions of the Virgin Mary).