An introvert relieves the tedium of caring for his invalid mother by spying on his neighbor.

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Cast

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Francis
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Gloria
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Sal
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Vic
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Father Gillespie
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Mr. Salcedo
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Omar
Richard Assad ...
Haroonian
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Ireland
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Ken
Darryl Henriques ...
Doctor
Michael Halsey ...
Brian
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Marilyn
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Mr. Jones
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Navajo Clad Woman
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The story of a pious introvert whose religious conviction begins to crumble under the weight of a cruel and strange existence, Buddy Boy is a study of faith, obsession, alienation and madness. The film's title character, Francis, lives with his invalid, abusive mother in a dingy tenement apartment, and has suffered a life of unrelenting misfortune and brutality. Over time, he has withdrawn from the world and into himself, silently observing others rather than interacting with them. His only solace has been his Catholicism, but he has begun to question his faith in a loving God who could countenance so much evil and pain. When he discovers he can see into the apartment of a beautiful, mysterious woman from his own back stairs, Francis cannot stop watching her, even after he meets her and they become romantically involved. Unable or unwilling to believe that she could actually love him, he becomes ever more obsessive in his voyeurism. And it is what Francis sees - or thinks he sees - ... Written by N. Bentner

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Rated R for sexuality, violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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24 March 2000 (USA)  »

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$3,651 (USA) (24 March 2000)

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$10,281 (USA) (31 March 2000)
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Received a standing ovation after its premiere at the Venice Film Festival. See more »

Connections

References Blue Velvet (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

The Block
Written by Marcus Shelby
Performed by Marcus Shelby and Jazzantiqua Music Ensemble
Courtesy of Noir Records
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Intriguing film. Worth the time. - 7 of 10
25 December 2003 | by (seattle) – See all my reviews

A bumpy story, but this is a good thing. I found myself saying, "What the....?" several times. After a slow start, the plot adds new ingredients which steer us into the muddy waters of a man's wild delusions and his equally bizarre reality. The lines blur without warning and the film securely carries us out of the normal boundaries and trappings of life. Well acted and written while the directing lacked nothing. To see Emmanuelle Seigner again (Ninth Gate) was a pleasant surprise. I'd probably need to see this one again. I liked it. 7 of 10


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