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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

Gross:

$604,532 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cameo: In the funeral scene at the start, one of the pall bearers is played by Hugh Leonard on whose screenplay the film was based. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: What is it like to die?
Da: [pauses] I didn't care for it.
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Delightful
28 April 2007 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Loved this movie and have played it several times over. This is the only project to top "The Quiet Man" as my favourite Irish film.

William Hickey as Drumm comes out with the keenest observations in the film, Doreen Hepburn captures the spirit of all Irish "mammies" (bless them) while the peerless Barnard Hughes adds the mischief and humour. Other parts (young Charlie, Boy Charlie and Oliver) are portrayed beautifully by a wealth of young Irish talent. The scene at the wake when the various mourners talk about the departed is 100% on the nail for accuracy.

I had the very great pleasure of meeting Martin Sheen on the set of "Da" in Ardmore studios and he was utterly charming.


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