, Sean McGinley
, Peter Gowen, Alan Boyle, Andrew Fullerton, Fiona Shaw
, Aisling O'Sullivan, Stephen Rea
, John Kavanagh
, Rosaleen Linehan, Anita Reeves, Gina Moxley, Niall Buggy, Ian Hart
, Anne O'Neill
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. Unfortunately, one tragedy after another, Francie's world sinks deeper and deeper into paranoia (directed mainly against Mrs. Nugent, a nasty neighbor) and fantasy (where he has visions of the Virgin Mary).