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The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 28 June 2002 (USA)
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A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.

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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. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Forgive me father, for I am 14. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language, sexual content and youth substance use | See all certifications »

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Innocent Boys  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,000, 16 June 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,779,284, 10 November 2002
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Reunites Jena Malone with Jodie Foster after Contact (1997), where both played the younger and older version of Ellie Arroway. See more »

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Sister Assumpta's Irish accent disappears. See more »

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[first lines]
Francis Doyle: Tell me again why we're doing this.
Tim: Homework, Francis. Your future's built on it.
Francis Doyle: [whispered] Right.
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Features The Woody Woodpecker Show (1957) See more »

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All The Same
Written and Produced by Josh Homme (as Josh Homme)
Performed by Josh Homme (as Josh Homme), Nick Oliveri & Brad Wilk
Mixed by Alain Johannes
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A 'Stand By Me' of its own time...
20 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

This story reminds me of Stand By Me-but with a different, new, fresh style. The casting was done really well. Kieran Culkin is a better actor than his brother without a doubt. Emile Hirsch is a newcomer to me and is not bad an actor himself. The comic scenes were quite...entertaining to some extent. But because of Culkin's character in the movie, the ending was a huge surprise. This movie gets 7 out of 10.


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