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Writer/director Michael Burke makes his feature-length debut with the coming-of-age drama The Mudge Boy. Known as a weird kid, Duncan Mudge (Emile Hirsch) is a naïve 14-year-old farm boy with an aging father, Edgar (Richard Jenkins), and very little social life. When Duncan's mother suddenly dies, he develops a strange fascination with her clothes, speaks in her voice, and spends his time with his pet chicken. His father and the other people in the town just don't understand his behavior, while the other kids make fun of him. A drunken group of older boys call him names, but they eventually allow him to hang out with them if he provides beer money. Duncan admires one of the boys, Perry (Tom Guiry), who reveals some hidden truths about himself. As the relationship between the two deepens, it begins to take on darker, more ominous shadings. The Mudge Boy premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

  • Release date:May 7, 2004


Alison Benson
Randy Ostrow
Vanja Cernjul
Marcelo Zarvos
Composer (Music Score)
Affonso Goncalves
David Doernberg
Production Designer
Kevin Burke
Associate Producer
Stanley Tucci
Executive Producer
Victoria Morris
Set Designer
Toni Fusco
Costume Designer
Damian Canelos
Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas Fatone
First Assistant Director
Kathleen Chopin
Michele Ortlip
George Paaswell
Line Producer