The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

Cast: Emile Hirsch . . .Francis Doyle
Kieran Culkin . . .Tim Sullivan
Vincent D'Onofrio . . .Father Casy
Jena Malone . . .Margie Flynn
Jake Richardson . . .Wade Scalisi
Tyler Long . . .Joey Anderson
Jodie Foster . . .Sister Assumpta
Director: Peter Care
Genre: Drama

In mid-1970s Savannah, two bright but rebellious boys, Francis Doyle and Tim Sullivan, fight boredom, hormones and harsh teachers as they struggle to find something meaningful beyond the walls of their parish school. Francis, an exceptional artist whose imaginative forays into a fictional universe of good and evil fill his notebooks with comic-book imagery, creates a netherworld of superhero alter egos for the two boys. When the ultra-strict Sister Assumpta seizes their artwork one day, the boys embark upon an obsessed trail of revenge that ultimately changes their lives.

Summary written by Sujit R. Varma

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Screen Caps Review - January 21, 2002

Los Angeles Times - June 14, 2002