Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, The (2002)
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104 minutes
Drama
Emile Hirsch, Jena Malone, Jodie Foster, Kieran Culkin, Vincent D’Onofrio
Peter Care
Completed
United States
English
14-Jun-2002

Ratings:

Motion Picture Association of America — Restricted to minors
Synopsis
Set in the South in the early 1970s, this darkly comic film follows the adventures of Francis Doyle (Emile Hirsch), Tim Sullivan (Kieran Culkin) and their closest friends, all altar boys and in eighth grade at the parish school. Bright, artistic, and unimpressed by adult authority, the boys avoid the mind-numbing drudgery of school by pulling stunts and subverting the world their parents and teachers have made for them. “Serious trouble beats serious boredom,” they say, and by banding together, the boys find the comfort, support, and approval that are missing at home. Under the eternally watchful eye of their teacher, Sister Assumpta (Jodie Foster), and the more lenient guiding hand of Father Casey (Vincent D’Onofrio), the boys have turned their creative energies toward drawing an illicit comic book featuring their superhero alter egos. When Sister Assumpta seizes their beloved artwork, the boys set out for revenge....more

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