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The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

The movie The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys was based on the book The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys.

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Movie details for The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

The movie was released in 2002 and directed by Peter Care. The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys was produced by Sony Pictures. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Emile Hirsch, Kieran Culkin, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jena Malone, Jake Richardson, Tyler Long, Jodie Foster, Arthur Bridgers, Scott Simpson, Melissa Suzanne McBride, Michael Harding (III), Chandler McIntyre, Jeffrey West, Yvonne Erickson, Nicky Olson, Carson Pigott, Kelvin O'Bryant and Michele Seidman.

 

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A refreshing and honest portrayal of adolescent Catholic boys. The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys follows Tim (Kieran Culkin) and Francis (Emile Hirsch) as they engage in aimless vandalism and mockery--not from malice but boredom. Sadly, the theft of a rel... Read More
A refreshing and honest portrayal of adolescent Catholic boys. The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys follows Tim (Kieran Culkin) and Francis (Emile Hirsch) as they engage in aimless vandalism and mockery--not from malice but boredom. Sadly, the theft of a religious icon and a plan to kidnap a cougar result in far more serious consequences than either boy intends. The authenticity of the characters and dialogue make the movie work; both script and performances are genuine and consistently surprising. Jena Malone, as a troubled girl who gets involved with Francis, is particularly good, but the whole cast (which includes Jodie Foster and Vincent D'Onofrio) does excellent work. In capturing both the harm and the good that teenagers can do, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys transcends the usual rebellious-kids storyline. The movie features animated segments that depict Francis's fantasy life, created by Todd McFarlane (Spawn). --Bret Fetzer

Book details for The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys was written by Chris Fuhrman. The book was published in 1994 by University of Georgia Press. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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