Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)

Song for a Raggy Boy




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Director and co-screenwriter Aisling Walsh's drama Song for a Raggy Boy details the hypocrisy of a Catholic school. Aidan Quinn portrays William Franklin, the only civilian teacher at a Catholic Boy's School. He develops a rapport with the more troublesome students, but makes an enemy in Brother John (Iain Glen) after attempting to lessen John's vicious disciplinary tactics. One subplot involves a student named Delaney (Chris Newman) who admits he was sexually molested by one of the teachers in … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Patrick Galvin, Kevin Byron Murphy, Aisling Walsh
On DVD: May 8, 2007



as William Franklin

as Brother John

as Brother Mac

as Brother Tom

as Father Damian

as Brother Whelan

as Liam Mercier 636

as Patrick Delaney 743

as Gerard Peters 458

as Bishop

as Downey 913

as O Reilly 58
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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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March 24, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

The filmmakers undermine their point with a simplistic script that refuses to allow shades of grey in what should be a complex, disturbing story.

Full Review… | March 22, 2004
Shadows on the Wall

If this had been fictional, I probably would have been harsher on the story, but since it's a true story, what would have been a weakness can be perceived as a strength

May 2, 2003
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Full Review… | April 1, 2006
Empire Magazine

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