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My Left Foot (1989)

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (original title)
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Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.

Director:

Jim Sheridan

Writers:

Shane Connaughton (screenplay), Jim Sheridan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Day-Lewis ... Christy Brown
Brenda Fricker ... Mrs. Brown
Alison Whelan Alison Whelan ... Sheila
Kirsten Sheridan ... Sharon
Declan Croghan ... Tom
Eanna MacLiam ... Benny
Marie Conmee ... Sadie
Cyril Cusack ... Lord Castlewelland
Phelim Drew ... Brian
Ruth McCabe ... Mary
Fiona Shaw ... Dr. Eileen Cole
Ray McAnally ... Mr. Brown
Pat Laffan ... Barman (as Patrick Laffan)
Derry Power ... Customer in Bar
Hugh O'Conor ... Young Christy Brown
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Storyline

Christy Brown is born with cerebral palsy to a large, poor Irish family. His mother, Mrs. Brown, recognizes the intelligence and humanity in the lad everyone else regards as a vegetable. Eventually, Christy matures into a cantankerous artist who uses his dexterous left foot to write and paint. Written by Reid Gagle

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A film about life, laughter, and the occasional miracle.

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of the final film appearances of Ray McAnally. See more »

Goofs

After Christy takes off his shoe so that he can hold up a rose. See more »

Quotes

Christy Brown: Fuck off.
Dr. Eileen Cole: With speech therapy, I could teach you how to say "fuck off" more clearly.
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Featured in Century of Cinema: Ourselves Alone? (1995) See more »

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Happy Birthday
(uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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Brilliant performance
4 July 2006 | by ashkxiiSee all my reviews

The most important thing about this movie is the brilliant performance by Daniel Day-Lewis and Hugh O'Conor as Christy Brown, guineas artist and fighter who despite of her physical condition overcame all the odds. As a person who did work with patients with cerebral palsy, I can assure you that their performance were shockingly convincing. The enormous support that Christy got form his family, low-income, working class Dubliners, encouraged him to do the impossible and this picture depicted this support brilliantly have not read the book, but the dialogs were written wisely to capture Christy Brown's witty arrogant personality. I do recommend this movie to everyone, especially to classic movie-lovers.


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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Left Foot See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,165, 12 November 1989

Gross USA:

$14,743,391

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,743,391
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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