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Angela's Ashes (1999) Movie



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Overview

Language
English

Country
(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
7.1/ 10 (12810 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for sexual content and some language

Production Company
David Brown Productions [us]
Dirty Hands Productions [us]
Scott Rudin Productions [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors

Writers

Release Date
(USA) - 25 December 1999
(USA) - 25 December 1999
(UK) - 14 January 2000
(USA) - 14 January 2000
(Canada) - 21 January 2000

Running Time
145

Tagline
The Hopes of a Mother. The Dreams of a Father. The Fate of a Child.

Keywords
1930s, 1940s, alcoholic, alcoholism, altar-boy, ambulance, america, american-indian, angel, apostrophe-in-title, aunt-nephew-relationship, baby, baby-carriage, bare-breasts, bare-feet, based-on-autobiography, based-on-book, bath, bathtub, beggar, begging, belfast-ireland, bicycle, bicycle-accident, bigotry,

Technical Support
CAM:Moviecam Compact, Cooke S4 Lenses
LAB:DeLuxe, USA - (prints)
LAB:Technicolor, London, UK - (prints)
OFM:35 mm - (Eastman EXR 500T 5298)
PCS:Spherical
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.85 : 1



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Full Cast

  1. Ahern, David (I) as [Cyril Benson] <64>
  2. Bennett, Andrew (I) as (voice) [Narrator] <10>
  3. Benson, Martin (I) as [Christian Brother] <86>
  4. Bracken, Patrick as [Younger Question Quigley] <61>
  5. Breen, Joe as [Young Frank] <3>
  6. Carlyle, Robert (I) as [Malachy (Dad)] <2>
  7. Carney Daly, Oisin as [Baby Michael] <16>
  8. Carney Daly, Sean as [Baby Michael] <15>
  9. Carney, Liam as [Uncle Pa Keating] <8>
  10. Cauldwell, Brendan as [Mr. O'Halloran] <34>
  11. Clifford, Brian (I) as [Telegram Boy] <57>
  12. Crowley, Donncha as [Sacristan] <75>
  13. Doherty, Les as [Mr. O'Dea] <33>
  14. Drew, Phelim as [Rent Man] <52>
  15. Fielding, Ryan as [Older Alphie] <22>
  16. Geraghty, Aaron as [New Born Michael] <14>
  17. Gleeson, Donnacha as [Shaved Head Boy #2] <93>
  18. Gorman, Shay as [Mr. Hannon] <35>
  19. Halpin, Peter (I) as [Older Malachy] <13>
  20. Howe, Blaithnaid as [Newborn Alphie] <19>
  21. Kearns, Sean (I) as [Dotty O'Neill] <32>
  22. Kelly, Phil (I) as [Father Gory] <78>
  23. Kenny, Jon (I) as [Lavatory Man] <37>
  24. Keogh, Garrett as [Mr. Hegarty] <49>
  25. Kinlan, Laurence as [Older Paddy Clohessy] <28>
  26. Laverty, Frank as [Young Paddy Clohessy] <26>
  27. Lee, Gerard (I) as [Carmody Priest] <85>
  28. Legge, Michael (II) as [Older Frank] <5>
  29. Lucchesi, Alvaro as [Laman Griffin] <44>
  30. Lynam, Daire as [Margaret Mary] <23>
  31. Lynch, Jack (III) as [St. Vincent Man #4] <83>
  32. MacLiam, Eanna as [Uncle Pat] <9>
  33. Maguire, Oliver as [Confession Priest] <41>
  34. Maher, Kieran as [Older Mikey Molloy] <59>
  35. Mahon, James as [Middle Paddy Clohessy] <27>
  36. Mansfield, Walter as [Fintan Slattery] <30>
  37. Marcus, Stephen as [English Agent] <69>
  38. McAleer, Des as [Mr. Benson] <31>
  39. McBride, Ray as [Mill Foreman] <90>
  40. McCafferty, Frankie as [St. Vincent Man #3] <82>
  41. McClatchie, James as [Bishop] <60>
  42. McGrath, Pat (III) as [Butcher] <89>
  43. McIntyre, Jim (II) as [Gravedigger #1] <94>
  44. McNamara, Brendan (I) as [Toby Mackey] <39>
  45. McSorley, Gerard as [Father Gregory] <48>
  46. Milholland, Dennis as (uncredited) [Man in the Pub]
  47. Morrissey, Brendan as [Brother Murray] <72>
  48. Murphy, Edward (I) as [Young Mikey Molloy] <58>
  49. Murphy, J.J. (I) as [St. Vincent Man #2] <81>
  50. Murphy, John Anthony as [Redemptionist Priest] <51>
  51. Murphy, Johnny (I) as [Seamus] <36>
  52. Murray, Devon as [Middle Malachy] <12>
  53. Murray-Corcoran, Shane as (as Shane Murray Corcoran) [Young Malachy] <11>
  54. Neill, Darragh as [Heffernan] <73>
  55. Neville, Lucas as [Willie Harold] <29>
  56. Nolan, Patrick David as [Travel Agent] <84>
  57. O Brien, Tim (IV) as [Older Michael] <18>
  58. O Carroll, Brendan (I) as [Funeral Carriage Driver] <53>
  59. O Carroll, Danny as [Clarke] <63>
  60. O Donovan, Terry as [Older Question Quigley] <62>
  61. O Gorman, Ben as [Eugene] <24>
  62. O Gorman, Owen as [Sleeping Sailor] <88>
  63. O Gorman, Sam as [Oliver] <25>
  64. O Leary, Jer as [Parent #3] <98>
  65. O Regan, Mark as [Dr. Troy] <45>
  66. O Suilleabhain, Daithi as [Young Priest] <42>
  67. Owens, Ciaran as [Middle Frank] <4>
  68. Owens, Eamonn as [Quasimodo] <50>
  69. Parker, Alan (I) as [Dr. Campbell] <68>
  70. Ryan, Sam (II) as [Shaved Head Boy #1] <92>
  71. Scully, Paddy as [St. Vincent Man #1] <80>
  72. Sheedy, John (I) as [Coal Yard Foreman] <91>
  73. Smith, Shane (III) as [Middle Michael] <17>
  74. Stafford, Stewart as (uncredited) [Factory Worker]
  75. Sweeney, Birdy as [Old Priest] <87>
  76. Walker, Richard (V) as [Gravedigger #2] <95>
  77. Walsh, Gerry as [Farmer] <71>
  78. Chaoimh, Bairbre Ni as [Mrs. O'Connell] <55>
  79. Colgan, Eileen as [Philomena] <67>
  80. Condon, Kerry as [Theresa] <47>
  81. Deady, Moira as [Mrs. Purcell] <46>
  82. DeBonis, Marcia as [Mrs. Leibowitz] <65>
  83. Fitzgerald, Susan (I) as [Sister Rita] <38>
  84. Kelly, Nuala (I) as [Dance Teacher] <56>
  85. Lambe, Kathleen as [Parent #2] <97>
  86. Masterson, Ronnie as [Grandma Sheehan] <6>
  87. McCarthy, Maggie (I) as [Miss Barry] <54>
  88. McDermottroe, Maria as [Bridey Hannon] <40>
  89. McLynn, Pauline as [Aunt Aggie] <7>
  90. Norton, Helen as [Delia] <66>
  91. O Leary, Klara as [Baby Alphie] <20>
  92. O Neill, Anne (I) as (as Ann O'Neill) [Mrs. Dooley] <77>
  93. O Reilly, Veronica as [Mrs. Carmody] <76>
  94. O Sullivan, Caroline as [Baby Alphie] <21>
  95. Pilkington, Sarah as [Minnie MacAdorey] <74>
  96. Pollock, Eileen (I) as [Mrs. Finucane] <43>
  97. Pollock, Jaz as [Roden Lane Neighbour] <79>
  98. Shanahan, Pauline as [Eye Nurse] <70>
  99. Spencer, Mary Ann as [Parent #1] <96>
  100. Verveen, Viviana as (uncredited) [Girl]
  101. Watson, Emily (I) as [Angela McCourt] <1>

Genres

  1. Drama

Full Plot

Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie's siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. Prejudice against Frankie's Northern Irish father makes his search for employment in the Republic difficult despite his having fought for the IRA, and when he does find money, he spends the money on drink. KB-26 Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 59,280 (Netherlands) (31 December 2001) AD: 58,176 (Netherlands) (31 December 2000) BT: USD 25,000,000 GR: USD 13,038,660 (USA) (21 May 2000) GR: USD 13,023,045 (USA) (14 May 2000) GR: USD 13,002,090 (USA) (7 May 2000) GR: USD 12,951,080 (USA) (30 April 2000) GR: USD 12,886,460 (USA) (23 April 2000) GR: USD 12,878,241 (USA) (16 April 2000) GR: USD 12,867,149 (USA) (9 April 2000) GR: USD 12,846,467 (USA) (2 April 2000) GR: USD 12,798,766 (USA) (26 March 2000) GR: USD 12,714,711 (USA) (19 March 2000) GR: USD 12,531,590 (USA) (12 March 2000) GR: USD 12,315,064 (USA) (5 March 2000) GR: USD 11,927,892 (USA) (27 February 2000) GR: USD 11,339,958 (USA) (20 February 2000) GR: USD 10,200,544 (USA) (13 February 2000) GR: USD 8,636,345 (USA) (6 February 2000) GR: USD 6,436,536 (USA) (30 January 2000) GR: USD 3,635,585 (USA) (23 January 2000) GR: USD 398,728 (USA) (16 January 2000) GR: USD 288,210 (USA) (9 January 2000) GR: USD 186,032 (USA) (2 January 2000) GR: USD 54,628 (USA) (26 December 1999) GR: GBP 7,520,653 (UK) (5 March 2000) GR: GBP 7,341,820 (UK) (27 February 2000) GR: GBP 7,068,548 (UK) (20 February 2000) GR: GBP 6,722,249 (UK) (13 February 2000) GR: GBP 6,102,841 (UK) (6 February 2000) GR: GBP 4,993,584 (UK) (30 January 2000) GR: GBP 3,419,109 (UK) (23 January 2000) GR: GBP 1,351,095 (UK) (16 January 2000) OW: USD 54,628 (USA) (26 December 1999) (6 screens) OW: GBP 1,351,095 (UK) (16 January 2000) (325 screens) WG: USD 6,366 (USA) (21 May 2000) (43 screens) WG: USD 11,604 (USA) (14 May 2000) (71 screens) WG: USD 16,371 (USA) (7 May 2000) (122 screens) WG: USD 58,658 (USA) (30 April 2000) (301 screens) WG: USD 4,746 (USA) (23 April 2000) (20 screens) WG: USD 6,265 (USA) (16 April 2000) (23 screens) WG: USD 6,988 (USA) (9 April 2000) (28 screens) WG: USD 22,882 (USA) (2 April 2000) (93 screens) WG: USD 39,095 (USA) (26 March 2000) (214 screens) WG: USD 103,430 (USA) (19 March 2000) (338 screens) WG: USD 143,106 (USA) (12 March 2000) (538 screens) WG: USD 225,236 (USA) (5 March 2000) (457 screens) WG: USD 381,436 (USA) (27 February 2000) (584 screens) WG: USD 741,753 (USA) (20 February 2000) (614 screens) WG: USD 1,086,608 (USA) (13 February 2000) (614 screens) WG: USD 1,539,191 (USA) (6 February 2000) (614 screens) WG: USD 1,822,355 (USA) (30 January 2000) (611 screens) WG: USD 3,217,591 (USA) (23 January 2000) (610 screens) WG: GBP 69,687 (UK) (5 March 2000) (116 screens) WG: GBP 107,037 (UK) (27 February 2000) (163 screens) WG: GBP 147,788 (UK) (20 February 2000) (196 screens) WG: GBP 229,347 (UK) (13 February 2000) (246 screens) WG: GBP 554,655 (UK) (6 February 2000) (325 screens) WG: GBP 808,132 (UK) (30 January 2000) (322 screens) WG: GBP 1,136,787 (UK) (23 January 2000) (326 screens) WG: GBP 1,351,095 (UK) (16 January 2000) (325 screens)

Movie Certificate

15 (South Korea)
R (USA)(Certificate #36720)
14 (Peru)
M18 (Singapore)
16 (Argentina)
M (Australia)
A (Denmark)
K-10 (Finland)
U (France)
12 (Germany)(w)
L (Iceland)
12 (Netherlands)
M (New Zealand)
M/12 (Portugal)
11 (Sweden)
12 (Switzerland)(canton of Geneva)
12 (Switzerland)(canton of Vaud)
15 (UK)

Music Composers

  1. Williams, John (I)

Dress Designers

  1. Boyle, Consolata

Distributors

Argentina Video Home [ar] - (2000) (Argentina) (VHS)
Argentina Video Home [ar] - (2009) (Argentina) (DVD)
Asmik Ace Entertainment [jp]
Filmes Lusomundo [pt] - (Portugal)
Paramount Pictures [us] - (1999-2000) (USA) (all media) (North America)
Sandrew Metronome Distribution [fi] - (2000) (Finland) (theatrical) (VHS)
United International Pictures (UIP) [ar] - (2000) (Argentina) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [ch] - (2000) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [de] - (2000) (Germany) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [gb] - (2000) (non-USA) (theatrical)
Universal Home Video [br] - (Brazil) (DVD)
Universal Home Video [br] - (Brazil) (VHS)
Universal Pictures [us] - (2000) (non-USA) (all media)
Yleisradio (YLE) [fi] - (2004) (Finland) (TV)

Film Editors

  1. Hambling, Gerry

Misc

  1. Arbeid, Cate (production coordinator)
  2. Beard, Paul (I) (production assistant)
  3. Cohen, John A. (assistant: Scott Rudin)
  4. Dalton, Matt (I) (first assistant accountant)
  5. Davidson, Eben (assistant: Scott Rudin)
  6. Davies, R.H. (marine coordinator)
  7. Feinberg-Galan, Sarah (assistant: Scott Rudin) (as Sarah Feinberg)
  8. Gentles, Martin (production assistant)
  9. Grandi, Marisa (production secretary)
  10. Holohan, Eoin (assistant extras coordinator) (uncredited)
  11. Jones, Sally (II) (script supervisor)
  12. Kenny, Ray (trainee crowd coordinator) (uncredited)
  13. Kilcoyne, Nick (production assistant)
  14. Kocourek, Robert F. (production controller)
  15. Martin, Niall (I) (assistant location manager)
  16. McCarney, Paddy (location manager)
  17. McDonnell, Dorothy (production assistant)
  18. Montague, Sean (stand-in: Robert Carlyle)
  19. Palozzi, Angelique (assistant: Scott Rudin)
  20. Porter, Seamus (production assistant) (uncredited)
  21. Sampson, Edmund (location assistant)
  22. Shea, J.J. (production assistant)
  23. Skaletsky, Derek (assistant: Scott Rudin)
  24. Sweeney, Will (I) (production intern)
  25. Wilson, Andrew (X) (assistant location manager)

Quotes

Young Frank: In the name of the father, the son and the holy toast. Angela McCourt: I was thinking of calling him Alphonsius. Middle Frank: Alphonsius? That's a stupid name! Angela McCourt: Don't let anyone ever slam the door on you again. Do you hear me? Older Frank: I do. [the twins are crying] Young Malachy: Look at my bum! Young Frank: Stop showing your bum! Young Malachy: I was just trying to make them laugh! Narrator: If I were in America I could say "I love you, dad", the way they do in the films. But in Limerick they'd laugh at you. In Limerick you are only allowed to say you love God, and babies, and horses that win. Anything else is softness in the head. Young Frank: Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. It's been a minute since my last confession. Angela McCourt: If I were able I would go to work in the English factories. Malachy: Factory's no place for a woman Angela. Angela McCourt: Sittin' on your arse is no place for a man Malachy. Malachy: I wouldn't give the English the steam off my pish! Middle Michael: [after Malachy makes weak excuses for returning from England with no money] You drank the money, Da. Middle Malachy: You drank the money. Middle Frank: You drank the money. Aunt Aggie: [to Frank] You're wearin me dead mothers dress! Older Frank: [drunk, yelling at Angela] Every night you went up there! Squeak Squeak Squeak with Laman Griffin! Older Frank: [confessing to Francis of Assisi as a priest listens] I hit my mother... Narrator: It was the first time my father ever kissed me. I felt so happy I could float. Young Frank: He's fatter than the baby Jesus! Theresa: Lord, you might be scrawny, but that's a fine boyo you have there. Mrs. Leibowitz: What is it, Malachy? Malachy: It's a beautiful wee girl, Mrs. Liebowitz! After four boys, can you believe it? A wee girl. Narrator: [First lines] When I look back on my childhood, I wonder how my brothers and I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood. The happy childhood is hardly worth telling. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood. And worse still is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood. Malachy: It's poor I am. It's unlucky I am. But it's useless I am not. Angela McCourt: [Showing Oliver a painting of Jesus] That's the baby Jesus. And if you ever need anything, you should pray to him. Young Malachy: [Whispered to Frankie] Could you tell Jesus that we're hungry? Young Frank: Shut up!

Other Titles

  1. Die Asche meiner Mutter (2000) (ENG)
    (Germany)

  2. Le ceneri di Angela (2000) (ENG)
    (Italy)

  3. Asche meiner Mutter, Die (2000) (GER)
    (Germany)

  4. Ceneri di Angela, Le (2000) (ITA)
    (Italy)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Ardmore Studios, Herbert Road, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland - (studio)
  2. Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland
  3. Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland - (studio)
  4. Cobh Harbour, Cobh, County Cork, Ireland
  5. Cobh, County Cork, Ireland
  6. Cork, County Cork, Ireland
  7. County Cork, Ireland
  8. County Dublin, Ireland
  9. County Limerick, Ireland
  10. County Wicklow, Ireland
  11. Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
  12. Ireland
  13. Limerick, Ireland

Trivia

- Poster and book cover by Bill Kaye.

- Last Cinema film of 'Martin Benson (I)' (qv).

- DIRCAMEO('Alan Parker (I)' (qv)): The doctor who treats Frank McCourt when he is in the hospital with typhoid.

- 'Richard Harris (I)' (qv) strongly condemned both the film and 'Frank McCourt (I)' (qv) in a series of interviews in 2000.

- 'Pierce Brosnan' (qv) and 'Stephen Rea (I)' (qv) were considered for the role of Malachy.

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