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My Left Foot (1989)

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (original title)
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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Biography | Drama

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30 March 1990 (USA)  »

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£600,000 (estimated)

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$14,743,391 (USA)
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Miramax spent over 3 times the film production budget on its publicity campaign to get the film noticed for Oscar consideration. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, when Mary Carr gets Christy Brown into the library, the shadow of the boom mic can clearly be seen on a white door. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Eileen Cole: If you work with me, I'll help you say "fuck off" more clearly.
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Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: Oscar Nomination Surprises for 1990 (1991) See more »

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Brilliant performance
4 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The most important thing about this movie is the brilliant performance by Daniel Day-Lewis and Hugh O'Conor as Christy Brown, guineas artist and fighter who despite of her physical condition overcame all the odds. As a person who did work with patients with cerebral palsy, I can assure you that their performance were shockingly convincing. The enormous support that Christy got form his family, low-income, working class Dubliners, encouraged him to do the impossible and this picture depicted this support brilliantly have not read the book, but the dialogs were written wisely to capture Christy Brown's witty arrogant personality. I do recommend this movie to everyone, especially to classic movie-lovers.


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