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. When Francie's world turns to madness, he tries to counter it with further insanity, with dire consequences.
|Eamonn Owens||Alan Boyle|
|Fiona Shaw||Andrew Fullerton|
|Stephen Rea||Aisling O'Sullivan|
|Peter Gowen||Sean McGinley|
|John Kavanagh||Rosaleen Linehan|
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