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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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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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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Drumm: You'll amount to nothing until you learn to say "No." "No" to jobs, "no" to girls, "no" to money. Otherwise, by the time you've learned to say "no" to life, you'll find you've swallowed half of it.
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An outstanding performance
17 June 2006 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

I am not a fan of Martin Sheen by any stretch of the imagination. I will move on to another channel by instinct if he happens to appear on the screen. However, I remember seeing this on TV many years ago and never seeing it again. It must have been one of his best performances. This came out shortly after my father passed away, and I was mesmerized by the mental conflicts that were haunting Charlie as he attempted to come to terms with the death of his father. The mix of humor and mental anguish brought me up and then plummeted me to the ground throughout the film. It was much like a roller-coaster ride, cautious at one moment at what might come next, but yet anxious to see what it might be. I would like to see the film again, Martin Sheen's performance was outstanding.


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