Angela's Ashes

Angela's Ashes

Director: Alan Parker Cast: Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen

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Overview

Angela's Ashes

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir by Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes is an alternately funny and heartbreaking look at growing up in Ireland. Born in Brooklyn, NY, young Frank (Joe Breen) moves at an early age to Limerick, Ireland, with his parents Angela (Emily Watson) and Malachy (Robert Carlyle), who have been unable to support their family in America and are hoping for better prospects in their home country. But things hardly improve once they settle in Limerick; as McCourt puts it, "Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood. Worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." Illness and death are commonplace in Limerick, and Malachy's drinking and inability to hold a job make matters worse. Angela's Ashes was directed by Alan Parker, who previously looked at Irish life in The Commitments (1991); Laura Jones wrote the screenplay.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/05/2000
UPC: 0097361560731
Original Release: 1999
Rating: R
Source: Paramount

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Emily Watson Angela McCourt
Robert Carlyle Malachy McCourt
Joe Breen Young Frank
Ciaran Owens Middle Frank
Michael Legge Older Frank
Ronnie Masterson Grandma Sheehan
Pauline McLynn Aunt Aggie
Liam Carney Uncle Pa Keating
Eanna Mac Liam Uncle Pat
Andrew Bennett Narrator

Technical Credits
Alan Parker Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Consolata Boyle Costumes/Costume Designer
David Brown Producer
Fiona Daly Art Director
Eric Steel Executive Producer
James Flynn Co-producer
Kit Golden Associate Producer
Tommy Gormley Asst. Director
Gerry Hambling Editor
Ros Hubbard Casting
John Hubbard Casting
Laura Jones Screenwriter
Eddy Joseph Sound Editor
Geoffrey Kirkland Production Designer
Dennis Maguire Asst. Director
Jonathan McKinstry Art Director
Doochy Moult Associate Producer
Morgan O'Sullivan Co-producer
Michael Roberts Camera Operator
Scott Rudin Producer
Adam Schroeder Executive Producer
Michael Seresin Cinematographer
Juliet Taylor Casting
Ken Weston Sound/Sound Designer
Jennifer Williams Set Decoration/Design
John Williams [composer] Score Composer

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