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Da (1988)

PG | | Drama, Fantasy | July 1988 (USA)
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 ... 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 ... 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:

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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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Liked the film, recommend it.
15 August 1999 | by patmac-3See all my reviews

The caption for this film was "Charlies father is dead, he won't lie down and he won't shut up!" Charlie is played by Martin Sheen (who also shared executive producer roles)returning to his home town in Southern Ireland to attend to his late father's (Barnard Hughes) affairs. from here he relives his childhood and confronts the past with comic results. the comedy is in the dialogue rather than the action. The film avoids Irish cliches and captures 1950's Ireland well.


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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

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,085, 1 May 1988

Gross USA:

$644,532

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$644,532
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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