Based on John McGahern's short story "The Leavetaking" this short TV film tells the story of a young boy's experience of his mother's illness and death from cancer and his distant relationship with his father, a rural policeman.

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Sergeant Moran
Kate Binchy ...
Kate Moran
Tom Murphy ...
Patrick Moran
Eibhlín Ní Mhurchú ...
Mrs. Rooney
Geoffrey Golden ...
Michael Rooney
Cecil Barror ...
The Specialist
Catherine Byrne ...
Young nurse
Pat Layde ...
Guard Mullins (as Patrick Layde)
Sheila Flitton ...
Mrs. Mullins
Aine Ni Mhuiri ...
Bridget
Maire Hastings ...
Mrs. Flynn
Gabrielle Keenan ...
Maggie
Brendan O'Duill ...
Ned
Paddy Long ...
Ned's helper
Seamus Forde ...
Priest
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Based on John McGahern's short story "The Leavetaking" this short TV film tells the story of a young boy's experience of his mother's illness and death from cancer and his distant relationship with his father, a rural policeman.

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10 January 1982 (Ireland)  »

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