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Buddy Boy (1999)

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

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Mark Hanlon

Writer:

Mark Hanlon

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aidan Gillen ... Francis
Emmanuelle Seigner ... Gloria
Susan Tyrrell ... Sal
Mark Boone Junior ... Vic
Harry Groener ... Father Gillespie
Hector Elias ... Mr. Salcedo
Jon Huertas ... Omar
Richard Assad ... Haroonian
Kellie Waymire ... Ireland
Tim DeKay ... Ken
Darryl Henriques ... Doctor
Michael Halsey ... Brian
Pamela Gordon ... Marilyn
Tom McCleister ... Mr. Jones
Irene Roseen ... Navajo Clad Woman
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Storyline

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 Over time, he has withdrawn from the world and into himself, silently observing others rather than interacting with them.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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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Недоносок See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,651, 26 March 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,281, 2 April 2000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's editor Hughes Winborne can be seen as Francis's father in the photograph of Francis's family. He's the one with the black horn-rimmed glasses. See more »

Connections

References Blue Velvet (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Kiddie Grinder (Remix)
Written by Manson/Gein/Berkowitz
Performed by Marilyn Manson
Remixed by David Ogilvie (as David Oglivie)
Courtesy of Nothing/Interscope Records under license from Universal Special Markets
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Loved It
12 March 2004 | by cocktailcaperSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed the film. I loved the repetition of shots and the plot twists. At first the film looked like it was going to be somewhat normal but then it turned into a darker, more twisted view of human nature. I felt that I was guessing what was going to happen next and had theories in mind before the ending came. And what an ending it was! I have a feeling I'm going to have to watch it again at least once more before I can come up with any solid theory. I give it an 8-9 out of 10.


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