Song for a Raggy Boy
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Song for a Raggy Boy
A teacher takes on the corrupt leadership of an Irish reform school in this drama based on a true story. William Franklin (Aidan Quinn) is a teacher who was born in Ireland and moved to the United States only to repatriate in 1939 after his leftist political views cause him to lose his job. Franklin becomes the first non-cleric instructor at St. Jude's, a school for wayward boys run by Brother John Iain Glen, who is a firm believer in strong discipline. But Franklin comes to believe the students are being treated with excessive force, with many of the children severely punished for trivial… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The filmmakers undermine their point with a simplistic script that refuses to allow shades of grey in what should be a complex, disturbing story."
‑ Rich Cline, 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"
‑ Greg Dean Schmitz, Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
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