Borstal Boy (2000)

Not Rated   |    |  Drama, Romance

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Irish writer and political activist Brendan Behan, is befriended as a teenager in a British labor camp by a liberal warden.


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7 December 2000 | pyeguy1
| "As a prisoner of war, it is my duty to escape."
I saw an advance screening of this film last week and had the pleasure of speaking with Peter Sheridan afterwards. Simply put, it is the story of a young Brendan Behan who discovers love, friendship and tragedy whilst imprisoned in an English reform school. Although he refuses to denounce his IRA affiliations, Behan is eventually released after his actions during a strange series of events at the school reveal his true and most upstanding character. The movie was very touching and well acted by an international cast. Sheridan made some daring casting choices (The Irish Behan is played by an American, Shawn Hatosy,) but the results make for a captivating film. Go and see Borstal Boy.

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Release Date:

8 December 2000


English, Irish

Country of Origin

UK, Ireland

Filming Locations

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,164 3 March 2002

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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