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Agnes Browne (1999)

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The unexpected death of her husband sends a woman and her seven children, ages 2-14, into emotional turmoil and financial crisis in 1967 Dublin. She is forced to borrow money from a ... See full summary »

Director:

Anjelica Huston

Writers:

Brendan O'Carroll (novel), John Goldsmith (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anjelica Huston ... Agnes Browne
Marion O'Dwyer ... Marion Monks
Niall O'Shea Niall O'Shea ... Mark Browne
Ciaran Owens ... Frankie Browne
Roxanna Nic Liam Roxanna Nic Liam ... Cathy Browne (as Roxanna Williams)
Carl Power Carl Power ... Simon Browne
Mark Power Mark Power ... Dermot Browne
Gareth O'Connor Gareth O'Connor ... Rory Browne
James Lappin James Lappin ... Trevor Browne
Ray Winstone ... Mr. Billy
Arno Chevrier Arno Chevrier ... Pierre
Gerard McSorley ... Mr. Aherne
Tom Jones ... Himself
June Rodgers June Rodgers ... Fat Annie
Jennifer Gibney ... Winnie the Mackerel
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Storyline

The unexpected death of her husband sends a woman and her seven children, ages 2-14, into emotional turmoil and financial crisis in 1967 Dublin. She is forced to borrow money from a ruthless loan shark to make ends meet. She faces her dismal existence by selling fruits and vegetables at an open air market where she spends time with a best friend who gives her encouragement. Wishing to escape her existence, if only for a short time, she dreams of finding enough money to attend an upcoming Tom Jones concert. She realizes her dream by accepting her first date with a French baker. Her kids pool their money so she can buy a new dress. Of course, eventually the family has to face the loan shark, but this is a movie where obstacles are maybe too easily overcome. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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money | dream | loan | loan shark | dress | See All (118) »

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When Agnes Browne's husband died, she discovered something amazing... Herself.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Ireland

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

3 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mammy See more »

Filming Locations:

Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,322, 5 December 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$140,426, 19 March 2000
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

There is ongoing confusion about the number of children Mrs Agnes Brown/Browne has/had. It really depends on which version you see/read.

In the original RTE Radio version show "Mrs Browne's Boys" (brown with an e) the fifth son is/was Simon, so far unseen in the first 3 series of the 2011 BBC/RTE TV version, had a stutter/stammer. Simon is Rory's twin. [That's 6 kids] This was a more serious radio drama version with the character Pierre/"Fluffy".

Then that radio show story was recycled into the 4 mid-1990s books, "The Mammy", "The Chiseller", "The Granny" & "Sparrow's Trap", and the spin-off "Agnes Browne" movie. Confusingly in that movie there were 7 children - "Frankie" was an additional son. Pierre appeared in this version.

Note - The e was dropped from Browne around this period in the late 90s.

A re-boot of the radio series & books became a stage-show version series, which in turn spawned the 7 part DVD series. Simon was explained away in one of the 7 edition Straight to DVD Series as working nights in a hospital. Frankie has not been included in this version. Known on IMDb as "Mrs Brown's Boys: The Original Series". Originally pretty much self-published for Ireland only, Universal are licensing them.

That version was then re-booted again into the BBC/RTE/Bocpix version. So, what happened to Simon, and Frankie, depends on which version of Mrs B's Boys you watch/read...

In order of versions: The original RTE Radio Show, the 4 novel books, "Agnes Browne" (Angelica Huston film), the stage shows, the Straight to DVD series, the BBC/RTE TV Series, D'Movie. See more »

Goofs

When Agnes Browne is having the cucumber slices removed from her face we see her friends laughing. One female friend is seen laughing wearing glasses and immediately again wearing no glasses. See more »

Quotes

Marion Monks: We're here for a good time, not a long time. And having a friend like you is as good as it gets.
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Followed by Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie (2014) See more »

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The Last Rose of Summer
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Written by Thomas Moore (uncredited)
Arrangement by Paddy Moloney
Performed by The Chieftains and Montserrat Caballé
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A Sweet, Endearing Movie
1 May 2003 | by themboneszSee all my reviews

This is definitely a chic-flick, but a very good one. Angelica Huston's Irish accent is absolutely fabulous (her bio says she went to school in Ireland). Angelica and her co-star Marion O'Dwyer bond very well together; I felt like I was glimpsing into a real true-life friendship. There is a very funny scene between the two when they are comparing their romances that is sure to make even the strictest of movie critics crack a smile. And the 7 children that play Angelica Huston's kids are an asset to the movie.

This is an endearing, quality independent film for those of us who love a good drama as well as some good chuckles! I am looking forward to reading the trilogy novels by Brendan O'Carroll--which was the basis of this film.


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