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 ...
Taxi Driver
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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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An Emerald Isle Jewel
1 February 2006 | by (Peterlee, County Durham, England) – See all my reviews

A week ago I received this DVD free in a national newspaper. Until then , I was unaware of its existence. I have to tell you that this is one of the best movies I have ever seen. Martin Sheen and Barnard Hughes are superb and their interplay is wonderful to see. Martin Sheen is excellent as the grieving son but is, in my opinion, surpassed by Barnard Hughes as the irascible Da. The film is a simple story but is all of the following ; unusual, funny, sad, uplifting and heartwarming.Everything about this movie oozes class, from the wonderful opening title music to the wonderful Irish humor of Da. You may have difficulty obtaining this movie on DVD, as I haven't seen it anywhere but if you do find it, even on video, you just have to see it.I promise you will love it.


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