Frankie Starlight

Overview

A small man with a big story examines the facts of his life in this drama. As Frank Bois enjoys the success of his first novel, he finds himself looking back on his highly unusual life. Frank's mother Bernadette Anne Parillaud was a French woman who, after the death of her parents and several close friends in World War II, smuggled herself aboard an Allied troop ship sailing to Ireland, exchanging sexual favors for silence among the soldiers who discovered her on board. A kind-hearted customs agent, Jack Kelly ...
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Overview

A small man with a big story examines the facts of his life in this drama. As Frank Bois enjoys the success of his first novel, he finds himself looking back on his highly unusual life. Frank's mother Bernadette Anne Parillaud was a French woman who, after the death of her parents and several close friends in World War II, smuggled herself aboard an Allied troop ship sailing to Ireland, exchanging sexual favors for silence among the soldiers who discovered her on board. A kind-hearted customs agent, Jack Kelly Gabriel Byrne, allowed Bernadette to enter Ireland, and they soon became lovers, even though she was already carrying the child of one of the soldiers from the ship. Bernadette soon gave birth to young Frankie Alan Pentony, who suffered from dwarfism. As he grew older, Frankie fell for Jack's daughter Emma Georgina Cates, who clearly didn't care for him, while Jack generously shared his knowledge of astronomy with Frankie. Eventually, Bernadette encountered Terry Klout Matt Dillon, an American soldier from the troop ship, who offered to marry her. Bernadette and Frankie accompanied Terry to his home in Texas, but both mother and son felt like fish out of water in the American West, and they returned to the Irish home they came to love. A sadder but wiser Bernadette eventually committed suicide, and Frank began to draw upon his life experiences as he put pen to paper for his first book. Based on the novel The Dork of Cork by Chet Raymo, Frankie Starlight was directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/29/1997
  • UPC: 794043438738
  • Original Release: 1995
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  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anne Parillaud Bernadette Bois
Matt Dillon Terry Klout
Gabriel Byrne Jack Kelly
Corban Walker Frank Bois
Rudi Davies Emma Kelly
Alan Pentony Young Frank
Sage Allen Bar Proprietress
Victoria Begeja Anne Marie Bois
Corine Blue Bernadette's Aunt
Pauline Cadell Prostitute
Christopher Casson Bookshop Gentleman
Georgina Cates Young Emma
John Davies Tobin
Alan Devine Bernadette's Friend On Beach
Martin Dunne Friend At Wedding No. 1
Jessie-Ann Friend Lisa
Jean-Claude Frissung Albert Bois
Ulrich Funke German Officer
Aidan Grenell Bookshop Manager
Aiden Grennell Bookshop Manager
Tristan Gribbin Bookshop Assistant
Amber Hibler Charleen
Elizabeth Haas Keller TV Interviewer
Kit Kincannon Man In Bar
Aisling Leyne Girl In Gallery
Laurent Mellet Bernadette's Friend On Beach
Dearbhla Molloy Effa Kelly
Martin Murphy Guest At Wedding
Edward Naessens Bernadette's Friend On Beach
Julien Negulesco Bernadette's Uncle
David Parnell Photographer
Derry Power Friend At Wedding No. 2
Owen Roe Senior Customs Officer
Niall Toibin Handy Paige
Guy Verame Interpreter
Julian Wadham Roger Manning
Ann Weakley Midwife
Barbara Alyn Woods Marcia
Technical Credits
Michael Lindsay-Hogg Director
Nick Adams Sound/Sound Designer
Joan Bergin Costumes/Costume Designer
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Frank Conway Production Designer
Ruth Foster Editor
Liz Gill Asst. Director
Kieran Horgan Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Laufer Cinematographer
Ronan O'Leary Screenwriter
Noel Pearson Producer
Chet Raymo Screenwriter
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