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Angela's Ashes

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Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir by Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes is an alternately funny and heartbreaking look at growing up in Ireland. Born in Brooklyn, NY, young Frank (Joe Breen) moves at an early age to Limerick, Ireland, with his parents Angela (Emily Watson) and Malachy (Robert Carlyle), who have been unable to support their family in America and are hoping for better prospects in their home country. But things hardly improve once they settle in Limerick; as McCourt puts it, "Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood. Worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." Illness and death are commonplace in Limerick, and Malachy's drinking and inability to hold a job make matters worse. Angela's Ashes was directed by Alan Parker, who previously looked at Irish life in The Commitments (1991); Laura Jones wrote the screenplay.


Alan Parker
Ben O'Gorman
Brendan Mcnamara
Brendan O'Carroll
Brian Clifford
Ciaran Owens
Daire Lynam
Daithi O'Suilleabhain
Danny O'Carroll
Darragh Neill
David Ahern
Des Mcaleer
Devon Murray
Donnacha Gleeson
Eamonn Owens
Eanna Macliam
Edward Murphy
Emily Watson
Frank Laverty
Gerard Mcsorley
Helen Norton
J.J. Murphy
James Mahon
James Mcclatchie
Jim Mcintrye
Joe Breen
John Sheedy
Johnny Murphy
Kathleen Lamb
Kieran Maher
Laurence Kinlan
Les Doherty
Liam Carney
Lucas Neville
Maria Mcdermottroe
Mary Ann Spencer
Michael Legge
Nuala Kelly
Paddy Scully
Pat Mcgrath
Patrick Bracken
Patrick David Nolan
Pauline Mclynn
Pauline Shanahan
Peter Halpin
Phelim Drew
Richard Walker
Robert Carlyle
Ronnie Masterson
Sam O'Gorman
Sam Ryan
Shane Murray-Corcoran
Stephen Marcus
Terry O'Donovan
Veronica O'Reilly
Walter Mansfield



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