MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9,706 this week

Da (1988)

 -  Drama | Fantasy  -  July 1988 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 352 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 6 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 24 May 2012
 
a list of 342 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 726 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 2180 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Da" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Da (1988)

Da (1988) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Da.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cold Front (1989)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

An American cop teams up with a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman and together they uncover a plot to hide international terrorists in Vancouver.

Director: Allan A. Goldstein
Stars: Martin Sheen, Michael Ontkean, Kim Coates
P (2005)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Whilst growing up in rural Thailand, a young orphan girl is taught the ways of magic by her grandmother. But when grandmother falls sick, Dau is lured to Bangkok to find work so that she ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Spurrier
Stars: Suangporn Jaturaphut, Dean Barrett, Shaun Delaney
Loophole (1981)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When architect Stephen Booker loses his partnership, he finds jobs hard to come by, and with money in short supply, he unwittingly becomes involved in a daring scheme to rob one of London's biggest bank vaults.

Director: John Quested
Stars: Albert Finney, Martin Sheen, Susannah York
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A man with a wife and two daughters learns that he has a son. It seems that a few years ago while visiting France, he had an accident and he had an affair with the doctor who treated him. ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Richards
Stars: Martin Sheen, Blythe Danner, Craig T. Nelson
Ne (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Jacques Richard
Stars: Michael Lonsdale, Fabrice Luchini, Catherine Ribeiro
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Dramatization of the trial of Christian anti-war activists, known collectively as the "Plowshares Eight". In September 1980, they broke into a General Electric weapons plant in King of ... See full summary »

Director: Emile de Antonio
Stars: Daniel Berrigan, Philip Berrigan, Futura 2000
4 II (2005)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two men and a woman happen to meet in a bar. We learn from their conversations both the intriguing and banal details of their lives. But is anyone really telling the truth? From the meat ... See full summary »

Director: Ilya Khrzhanovskiy
Stars: Shavkat Abdusalamov, Anatoli Adoskin, Aleksei Khvostenko
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Chris Penn
Stars: Chris Penn, Martin Sheen
My Only Ü (2008)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Winona, a sassy and spunky girl is just diagnosed with lupus, Bong, a guy who secretly loves her, will do everything for her to live to the fullest before she expires.

Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina
Stars: Vhong Navarro, Toni Gonzaga, John Lloyd Cruz
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Richard C. Bennett
Stars: Martin Sheen, Peter Firth, Tim Pigott-Smith
Yine de asigim (TV Mini-Series 2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Sevval Sam, Dolunay Soysert
'D' (2005)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Deshu, a mechanic from Dubai, comes home to Mumbai, and gets embroiled in a crime by accident. The film shows his meteoric rise from common, law-abiding man to underworld kingpin.

Director: Vishram Sawant
Stars: Randeep Hooda, Chunky Pandey, Rukhsar
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Da
...
Charlie
...
Drumm
Karl Hayden ...
Young Charlie
Doreen Hepburn ...
Mother
...
Boy Charlie
Ingrid Craigie ...
Polly
Joan O'Hara ...
Mrs. Prynne
Jill Doyle ...
Mary 'The Yellow Peril'
Peter Hanly ...
Young Oliver
Maurice O'Donoghue ...
Older Oliver
Amiee Clark ...
Danielle
Frank McDonald ...
'Cat' McDonald
Marie Conmee ...
Nurse
Ronan Wilmot ...
Taxi Driver
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

July 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Exorcizando o Passado  »

Box Office

Gross:

$604,532 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Charlie: It was a long time before I realized that love turned upside down is love for all that.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Liked the film, recommend it.
15 August 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The caption for this film was "Charlies father is dead, he won't lie down and he won't shut up!" Charlie is played by Martin Sheen (who also shared executive producer roles)returning to his home town in Southern Ireland to attend to his late father's (Barnard Hughes) affairs. from here he relives his childhood and confronts the past with comic results. the comedy is in the dialogue rather than the action. The film avoids Irish cliches and captures 1950's Ireland well.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Da (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?