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Da (1988)

PG | | Drama, Fantasy | July 1988 (USA)
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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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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Da
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Karl Hayden ...
Doreen Hepburn ...
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Boy Charlie
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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 ...
Taxi Driver
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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>

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Drama | Fantasy

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July 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Exorcizando o Passado  »

Box Office

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$604,532 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Barnard Hughes won the 1978 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "Da" for portraying the title role and recreating it in the movie version. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: We always kept our sexual sights impossibly high: it preserved us from the stigma of attempt and failure, on the one hand, and success and mortal sin on the other.
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Connections

Referenced in Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) See more »

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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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