Released December 1984 Directed by Michael Radford Starring John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton. I loved the book and always hoped that a longer "director's cut" of this movie would be forth coming. Still waiting for it on Blu-ray.
The Butcher Boy - 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.