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Angela's Ashes (1999)

R | | Drama | 21 January 2000 (USA)
Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the ... See full summary »

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Ronnie Masterson ...
Grandma Sheehan
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Liam Carney ...
Uncle Pa Keating
Eanna MacLiam ...
Uncle Pat
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Aaron Geraghty ...
New Born Michael
Sean Carney Daly ...
Baby Michael
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Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie's siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. Prejudice against Frankie's Northern Irish father makes his search for employment in the Republic difficult despite his having fought for the IRA, and when he does find money, he spends the money on drink. Written by KB-26

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irish | limerick | ira | drink | prejudice | See All (233) »

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The Hopes of a Mother. The Dreams of a Father. The Fate of a Child.

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Drama

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Rated R for sexual content and some language | See all certifications »

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21 January 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las cenizas de Ángela  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$54,628 (USA) (26 December 1999)

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$13,038,660 (USA) (21 May 2000)
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Pierce Brosnan and Stephen Rea were considered for the role of Malachy. See more »

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During the lunar eclipse, the moon shown is actually a mirror image of the moon. In a later scene, showing clouds beginning to cover the moon, the moon is shown normally. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Leibowitz: What is it, Malachy?
Malachy: It's a beautiful wee girl, Mrs. Liebowitz! After four boys, can you believe it? A wee girl.
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Le Roi Lepreux
Music by Henri Poussigue
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A Masterpiece
2 February 2000 | by (Duxbury, MA) – See all my reviews

Angela's Ashes is a gentle movie about love, suffering, striving, and eventually, triumphing. There are no explosions, no aliens, no car crashes, no easy answers. The acting is uniformly excellent with Robert Carlyle's performance as Malachy McCourt especially outstanding. Beautifully photographed, funny and devastating by turns, Angela's Ashes is an experience to be treasured.


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