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15 January 1999 (Ireland) See more »
Follows the life of Olympic hopeful Francis Barrett as he overcomes social and cultural barriers to realise his dream of fighting for the Irish Olympic team. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Francis Barrett ... Himself
Chick Gillen ... Himself
Tom Humphries ... Himself
Colum Flynn ... Himself
Nicolas Cruz Hernandez ... Himself
Gerry Callan ... Himself
Jim McGee ... Himself
Luigi Leo ... Ken Thomas
Eamonn Hunt ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Liam McGrath 
Produced by
Paddy Breathnach .... producer
Claire Duignan .... executive producer
Lesley McKimm .... line producer
Rod Stoneman .... executive producer
Robert Walpole .... producer
Original Music by
Dario Marianelli 
Cinematography by
Cian de Buitléar 
Film Editing by
James E. Dalton 
Sound Department
Greg Bailey .... additional sound recordist
Paul Byrne .... sound syncing
Grainne D'Alton .... sound editor
Brendan Deasy .... additional sound recordist
Anthony Litton .... sound editor
Cecily Loughman .... dubbing editor
Annette Stone .... sound editor
Simon J. Willis .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Darryl Byrne .... first assistant camera
Noah Davis .... still photographer
Seamus Deasy .... additional photographer
Garry Keane .... additional photographer
David Scott .... additional photographer
Editorial Department
Alan Sullivan .... on-line editor
Other crew
Peter Moore .... series editor: Channel Four
Rachel O'Flanagan .... production assistant
John Power .... title designer
Emma Richardson .... production coordinator

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Also Known As:
"Southpaw: The Francis Barrett Story" - UK (original title)
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79 min | USA:77 min

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Uplifting and honest, 18 September 1999
Author: kelley-8 from Los Angeles, California

Francis Barrett is one Olympian I will look forward to watching in Sydney next year. This look at his career and journey from a trailer park community in the hills of Galway to carrying the Irish flag at the Atlanta games was enjoyable mainly to the unpretentious charisma of Barrett. You genuinely root for him to succeed as he never forgets his family, friends and where he came from. Shame on his countrymen who look down at him and his community.

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