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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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: All those years you sat and looked into the fire, what went through your head? What did you think of? I never knew you to have a hope or a dream or to say a half wise thing!
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I want this film on DVD - cause I'm wearing out my tape.
21 November 2001 | by (Long Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

This great little slice of life film is well-worth giving your time to viewing. The music score by Elmer Bernstein reminds me of "To Kill a Mockingbird" with an Irish accent. I laughed and cried - sometimes both at the same time. The acting is superb and Martin Sheen shows himself to be the great actor most of his film roles have never given him the prove.


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