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A Journey Of The Heart.
Widowed Kieran Johnson is a lonely, middle-aged, Chicago-based high school history teacher who feels disconnected to his life... See more » | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order)

Directed by
Paul Quinn 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Quinn 

Produced by
Nicolas Clermont .... producer
Kieran Corrigan .... executive producer
Stewart Harding .... co-producer
Philip King .... producer
Sarah Power .... associate producer
Aidan Quinn .... executive producer
Declan Quinn .... executive producer
Paul Quinn .... executive producer
Altman E. Robert .... line producer
Elie Samaha .... executive producer
Original Music by
Donal Lunny 
Cinematography by
Declan Quinn 
Film Editing by
Glenn Berman 
Casting by
Rosina Bucci 
John Hubbard 
Ros Hubbard 
Nadia Rona 
Production Design by
Frank Conway 
Art Direction by
Lesley Oakley (supervising art director)
Claude Paré 
Costume Design by
Consolata Boyle 
Makeup Department
Fiona Connon .... key makeup artist (as Fiona Cannon)
Jacquie Rahal .... hair stylist: Canada (as Jackie Rahal)
Jacquie Rahal .... makeup artist: Canada (as Jackie Rahal)
Benjamin Robin .... makeup department head
Denise Watson .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
George Jardon .... post-production supervisor
Christina Kontos .... production manager: Canada (as Tina Kontos)
Jim Kontos .... unit manager: Canada
Maggie Mooney .... production manager
Marie Portelance .... assistant unit manager: Canada
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tiziana Corvisieri .... trainee assistant director
Sean Griffin .... trainee assistant director
John Hepworth .... third assistant director: Canada
Darren Kotania .... second assistant director: Canada
Lisa Mulcahy .... first assistant director
Maria O'Connor .... third assistant director
Charlotte Somers .... second assistant director
Genevieve Whitfield .... trainee assistant director
Art Department
Brian Bassett .... stagehand
Tommy Bassett .... construction manager
Isabelle Chamberland .... assistant props: Canada
Triona Coen .... stand-by props
Audrey Corr .... assistant props buyer
Noel Coughlan .... stand-by painter
Romek Delmata .... scenic artist (as Romek Delimata)
Monique Dion .... assistant decorator: Canada
Derek Drew .... stand-by carpenter
Gerry Drew .... carpenter
Benoit Fauteux .... swing: Canada
John Fitzgerald .... stagehand
Mick Flood .... property master
Seamus Hallissey .... carpenter
Denis Hamel .... property master: Canada
Martin Hayes .... stand-by carpenter
Bernard Hickie .... assistant dressing props
Eamonn Hill .... carpenter
Eddie Kinsela .... carpenter
Annabel König .... trainee art director
Johanne Latreille .... art department runner: Canada
Carl Lessard .... graphic designer: Canada
Terry Loane .... trainee art director
Louise MacAvin .... assistant art director
Stephen MacAvin .... trainee art director
Peter McCanny .... storyboard artist
Liz Murphy .... scenic artist
Vivion O'Brien .... carpenter
Carmel O'Connor .... props buyer
Des O'Neill .... plasterer
Richard Phelan .... carpenter
Jules Ricard .... head decorator: Canada
Sean Scott .... painter
Guillaume St-Laurent .... swing: Canada
Viviane Vallée .... art department coordinator: Canada
Noel Walsh .... stand-by props
James T. Woods .... signwriter (as Jim Woods)
Sound Department
François Asselin .... foley recordist
Marc Beaulieu .... boom operator: Canada
Michel B. Bordeleau .... supervising sound editor
Diane Boucher .... adr supervisor
Tim J. Carroll .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Gilles Corbeil .... sound mixer: Canada
Michel Descombes .... sound re-recording engineer
Gavin Fernandes .... sound re-recording mixer
Natalie Fleurant .... adr supervisor
Natalie Fleurant .... dialogue editor
Marc Gagnon .... sound editor
Paul Gagnon .... re-recording supervisor
Pat Hayes .... adr recordist: Dublin
Ronan Hill .... boom operator
Marie-Pierre Lacombe .... assistant sound editor
Claude Lajeunesse .... assistant adr editor
France Leduc .... assistant sound editor
Simon Lewis .... foley assistant
Sid Lieberman .... foley artist
Sylvie Masse .... sound editor
Mervyn Moore .... production sound mixer
Nikki Moss .... adr supervisor (as Nicky Moss)
Dany Ouellet .... adr recordist
Bruno Ruffolo .... adr recordist
Mark Shnuriwsky .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Aidan Byrne .... special effects crew
Brendan Byrne .... special effects crew
Kevin Byrne .... special effects supervisor
Gerry Farrell .... special effects crew
Pat Redmond .... special effects crew
Bronco McLoughlin .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Claude Beauchamp .... second assistant camera: Canada
Charles Beetz .... best boy: Canada
Pierre Charpentier .... dolly grip: Canada
Fionn Comerford .... camera trainee
Neil Crawford .... rigger
Shane Deasy .... focus puller: second unit
Adrienne Dollard .... clapper loader: second unit
Peter Dorney .... focus puller: second unit
Peter Dorney .... lighting camera operator: second unit
Richie Egan .... crane grip
Tim Fleming .... clapper loader: second unit (as Tim Flemming)
Tim Fleming .... focus puller: second unit
Claude Fortin .... best boy grip: Canada
James Hagan .... clapper loader: second unit
Jonathan Hession .... still photographer
Malcolm Huse .... key grip
Pascal Jones .... rigger
Ciaran Kavanagh .... a camera focus puller
J.J. Keeley .... lighting technician
Mary Kite .... focus puller
Edward Loveridge .... assistant grip
James Maguire .... gaffer
Nicolas Marion .... first assistant camera: Canada
Peter Mathys .... best boy grip: Canada
Robert Mattigetz .... gaffer: Canada
Davey Mayes .... generator operator (as Davie Mayes)
James McGuire .... gaffer
Ivan Meagher .... focus puller: second unit
Richard Nevin .... electrician
Eoin O'Hagan .... best boy
Yanka Pelletier .... grip: Canada
Mario Roussy .... key grip: Canada
Nick Saunders .... camera operator
Jan Thijs .... still photographer
Alf Tramontin .... Steadicam operator
Simon Walsh .... clapper loader
Graeme Haughton .... electrician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Henri Aubertin .... costume dresser: Canada
Johanne Baril .... assistant costume: Canada
Blanche-Danielle Boileau .... assistant costume designer: Canada (as Blanche Boileau)
Emma Lock .... wardrobe trainee
Keelin O'Síochain .... wardrobe trainee
Magdalen Rubalcava .... assistant costume designer
Sue Wain .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Jim Campabanal .... negative cutter (as Jim Campabadal)
Geneviève Duffault .... video post-production coordinator (as Geneviève Dufault)
Marc Lussier .... video colorist
Isabelle Malenfant .... assistant editor
Michel Proulx .... color timer
Location Management
Pierre Blondin .... location manager: Canada
Leonora Frawley .... trainee location manager
Liz Kenny .... assistant location manager
Dara McClatchie .... location manager
Music Department
Donal Lunny .... music producer
Tim Martin .... music recordist
Mireille Morin .... music editor
Transportation Department
Daniel Matthews .... transportation coordinator
Tim Parkinson .... driver
Other crew
Marie Beaulieu .... script supervisor: Canada
Karen Bennett .... horse handler
Renee Burke .... script supervisor
Alec Comtois .... production assistant: Canada
Darlene Conte .... voice-over (as Darlene Kegan)
Mary Corcoran .... assistant production coordinator
Julie Côté .... production secretary: Canada
Susan Drennan .... production trainee
Johanne Dufour .... production assistant: Canada
Jim Fisherwood .... stand-in
Joy Gilbert .... post-production accountant
Ciara Glennon .... stand-in
Gerry Grennell .... dialogue coach (as Jerry Grenell)
Brendan Gunn .... additional dialogue coach
Renée Hébert .... assistant to producer
Martin Joli-Coeur .... production assistant: Canada (as Martin Jolicoeur)
Stephanie Juaneda .... production coordinator: Canada
Heather MacLean .... office runner: Canada
Bryan MacLeod Oldford .... laboratory supervisor
Tasso Mathiopoulos .... production assistant: Canada
Simon Maxwell .... production runner
Yvonne McDonald .... production coordinator
Bruce Miller .... assistant accountant: Canada
Rita Moloney .... dog handler
Xanda Monteiro .... production trainee (as Xanda Monteiro-Cantwell)
Lili Partheniou .... production accountant: Canada (as Lily Partheniou)
Catriona Quigley .... assistant accountant
Rob Quigley .... production accountant
Brigitte Renaud .... craft service: Canada
Spiro Tsovras .... production assistant
Denis Verrette .... production assistant: Canada
Bill Unger .... special thanks

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Rated R for a scene of sexuality and brief language
Canada:119 min | Japan:121 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Last cinema film of Donal DonnellySee more »
Kieran O'Day:Yes father.
Father Quinn:How often have you done this?
Kieran O'Day:Ogh.
Father Quinn:More times than you can recall?
Kieran O'Day:I'm afraid so father.
Father Quinn:What do you think about when you touch yourself?
Father Quinn:Do you think about men?
Kieran O'Day:Men? No father I think about a girl.
Father Quinn:How old is she?
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Movie Connections:
References Camille (1936)See more »
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
How's Ya "Father", 13 June 1999
Author: Brian Orndorf from Minneapolis

I just wanted to do a fancy Irish jig after watching this film. Coming in with little to no expectations, I was elated to sit back and actually watch a good old fashion romantic tragedy unfold. The Quinn brothers (Aidan, Paul, Declan) should be immensely proud of this hard won film achievement. It was a treat to watch. James Caan stars as a emotionally distant man who has little information on his past, more specifically, on who his father was. He travels to Ireland with his nephew to find his roots.

The film is really a triumph of writing and acting. Aidan Quinn, who stars as the farmboy, gives his most powerful performance ever. After nearly sleepwalking through his entire career, it is this film that the actor truly digs deep and takes the audience through the wringer of emotions. It's an astonishing performance and will be remembered at the end of the year. Caan also brings something new to his table, restraint. Newcomer Moya Farrelly shines brightly as the young mother to be. I liked her spunk and her ability to make the role seem more believable than I suspect the page held. Director Paul Quinn has a steady eye for Ireland. While we've all seen the small village life in that country many times before, Quinn has the ability to make it all seem new and fresh. The screenplay isn't a joyous one. It's rather dark but the emotional impact is shattering. This is one solid movie in almost every way you can conceive. I hope more Irish tales are on the way from the brothers Quinn. --------------- 9

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