The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Movie Review 2002

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Don't let the title keep you away from this innovative coming-of-ager set in the '70s. Rebellious Catholic schoolmates Francis (Hirsch) and Tim (Culkin) seek love and chaos, respectively, while attending St. Agatha Parochial school, run by iron-fisted, wooden-legged nun Foster and hard-drinking priest D'Onofrio. While Francis falls for a girl with a secret past (Malone), Tim fantasizes about staging a coup against the sadistic Sister. The boys channel their boredom into increasingly dangerous pranks and a sacrilegious comic book called "The Atomic Trinity," which stars motorcycle-riding witch Nunzilla (Foster's nun rides a moped). Inventive directorial debut by Care with animated fantasy segments deftly directed by Spawn creator Todd McFarlane. Based on the 1994 novel by Chris Fuhrman.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 105 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Nuns & Priests, Period Piece: 1970s, Teen Angst, Coming of Age, School Daze, Comic Books, Catholic School
Jeff Stockwell, Michael Petroni
Kieran Culkin, Emile Hirsch, Jena Malone, Jodie Foster, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jake Richardson, Tyler Long
Lance Acord
Peter Care
Marco Beltrami, Joshua Homme
Carl Rudisill, Chris Peppe, Marie France, Gideon Ponte, Todd McFarlane
Jodie Foster, Meg LeFauve, Jay Shapiro, Egg Pictures, Trilogy Entertainment Group, Initial Entertainment Group, ThinkFilm


Ind. Spirit 2003: First Feature.

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