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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.

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Boy Charlie
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Polly
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Mrs. Prynne
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Mary 'The Yellow Peril'
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Older Oliver
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Danielle
Frank McDonald ...
'Cat' McDonald
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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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Exorcizando o Passado  »

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$604,532
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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 »

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Young Charlie: If you ran into me Da with a motor car, he'd thank you for the lift.
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Referenced in Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) See more »

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An outstanding performance
17 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

I am not a fan of Martin Sheen by any stretch of the imagination. I will move on to another channel by instinct if he happens to appear on the screen. However, I remember seeing this on TV many years ago and never seeing it again. It must have been one of his best performances. This came out shortly after my father passed away, and I was mesmerized by the mental conflicts that were haunting Charlie as he attempted to come to terms with the death of his father. The mix of humor and mental anguish brought me up and then plummeted me to the ground throughout the film. It was much like a roller-coaster ride, cautious at one moment at what might come next, but yet anxious to see what it might be. I would like to see the film again, Martin Sheen's performance was outstanding.


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