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My Left Foot (1989)
"My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown" (original title)

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Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.

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Storyline

Christy Brown is a spastic quadriplegic born to a large, poor Irish family. His mother, Mrs Brown, recognizes the intelligence and humanity in the lad everyone else regards as a vegetable. Eventually, Christy matures into a cantankerous writer who uses his only functional limb, his left foot, to write with. Written by Reid Gagle

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A film about life, laughter, and the occasional miracle.

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10 November 1989 (USA)  »

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£600,000 (estimated)

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$14,743,391 (USA)
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Based on Christy Brown's true life story. See more »

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Above his dad's head just after Christy writes "mother", and his dad is saying ,"Jesus." See more »

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Mr. Brown: [entering a bar holding nine-year-old Christy] This is Christy Brown, my son. Genius.
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In one word: inspirational
8 May 1999 | by (Dallas, TX USA) – See all my reviews

As someone who has lived with cerebral palsey for over forty years, I find this movie to be inspirational. If someone with such a severe case of CP as Christie Brown has can do so much, then there's no reason that I couldn't achieve my own dreams. Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker both give awesome performances.


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