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Da (1988)

A New York playwright is summoned to Ireland to bury his father (his "Da"). While at his boyhood home, he encounters his father's spirit and relives memories both pleasant and not.

Director:

Matt Clark

Writers:

Hugh Leonard (play), Hugh Leonard (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barnard Hughes ... Da
Martin Sheen ... Charlie
William Hickey ... Drumm
Karl Hayden Karl Hayden ... Young Charlie
Doreen Hepburn Doreen Hepburn ... Mother
Hugh O'Conor ... Boy Charlie
Ingrid Craigie ... Polly
Joan O'Hara Joan O'Hara ... Mrs. Prynne
Jill Doyle Jill Doyle ... Mary 'The Yellow Peril'
Peter Hanly ... Young Oliver
Maurice O'Donoghue Maurice O'Donoghue ... Older Oliver
Amiee Clark Amiee Clark ... Danielle
Frank McDonald Frank McDonald ... 'Cat' McDonald
Marie Conmee Marie Conmee ... Nurse
Ronan Wilmot ... Taxi Driver
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A New York playwright is summoned to Ireland to bury his father (his "Da"). While at his boyhood home, he encounters his father's spirit and relives memories both pleasant and not. Written by Dan <Weckerly@providentmutual.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Exorcizando o Passado See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$604,532
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Barnard Hughes won the 1978 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "Da" for portraying the title role and recreating it in the movie version. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: What is it like to die?
Da: [pauses] I didn't care for it.
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I want this film on DVD - cause I'm wearing out my tape.
21 November 2001 | by LMayberry-2See all my reviews

This great little slice of life film is well-worth giving your time to viewing. The music score by Elmer Bernstein reminds me of "To Kill a Mockingbird" with an Irish accent. I laughed and cried - sometimes both at the same time. The acting is superb and Martin Sheen shows himself to be the great actor most of his film roles have never given him the prove.


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