The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys is a 2002 film directed by Peter Care . The film stars Emile Hirsch, Kieran Culkin, Jena Malone, Jodie Foster, and Vincent D'Onofrio. The film is based on a novel by Chris Fuhrman .
Unfortunately, Fuhrman died of cancer before completing the final draft of the novel. The film is dedicated to his memory.
The film is about a group of Catholic school friends who engage in a series of pranks and general mischeviousness. The boys also collaborate on a comic book they call The Atomic Trinity. Interspersed within the film are segments of animated footage based on the comic book.
Tagline: Forgive me father, for I am 14.