A New York playwright is summoned to Ireland to bury his father (his "Da"). While at his boyhood home, he encounters his father's spirit and relives memories both pleasant and not.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Da
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Charlie
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Drumm
Karl Hayden ...
Young Charlie
Doreen Hepburn ...
Mother
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Boy Charlie
Ingrid Craigie ...
Polly
Joan O'Hara ...
Mrs. Prynne
Jill Doyle ...
Mary 'The Yellow Peril'
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Young Oliver
Maurice O'Donoghue ...
Older Oliver
Amiee Clark ...
Danielle
Frank McDonald ...
'Cat' McDonald
Marie Conmee ...
Nurse
Ronan Wilmot ...
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A New York playwright is summoned to Ireland to bury his father (his "Da"). While at his boyhood home, he encounters his father's spirit and relives memories both pleasant and not. Written by Dan <Weckerly@providentmutual.com>

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July 1988 (USA)  »

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Exorcizando o Passado  »

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$604,532 (USA)
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The original Broadway production of "Da" by Hugh Leonard opened at the Morosco Theater in New York on May 1, 1978, ran for 697 performances and won the 1978 Tony Award for the Best Play. Barnard Hughes recreated his stage role in the movie version and the screenplay was written by Hugh Leonard who wrote the original stage play. See more »

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Charlie: It was a long time before I realized that love turned upside down is love for all that.
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Remarkable working of the parental death grief process
25 June 2000 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Martin Sheen can do no wrong in my book. All his roles reflect reality and truth and this film is no exception. Any one of us who has lost a crotchety, cranky old parent can relate to this movie as Martin tries to understand his history with his father and how it has shaped him and impacted on him. Barnard Hughes is a delight as is the boss from the office. I have known these people in Ireland, they lived and breathed all around me in the sixties. Well done again, Hugh Leonard.


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