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Emily Watson Emily Watson
Angela McCourt
Robert Carlyle Robert Carlyle
Malachy (Dad)
Joe Breen Joe Breen
Young Frank
Ciaran Owens Ciaran Owens
Middle Frank
Michael Legge Michael Legge
Older Frank
Ronnie Masterson Ronnie Masterson
Grandma Sheehan
Pauline McLynn Pauline McLynn
Aunt Aggie
Liam Carney Liam Carney
Uncle Pa Keating

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Frank McCourt Frank McCourt
Laura Jones Laura Jones
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A good movie

1 year, 1 month ago at Oct 16 7:02
For some reasons, this movie always reminds me of 'Liam'. Indeed, they were both released around the same period, they both a add a boy around the same age on the poster and they were both dealing with the same theme (family struggling against poverty during the Depression). Of course, the biggest difference was the fact that 'Liam' was dealing with a family living in Liverpool while this movie wa... read more
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Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie's siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. Prejudice against Frankie's Northern Irish father makes his search for employment in the Republic difficult despite his having fought for the IRA, and when he does find money, he spends the money on drink.
Release date: 21 January 2000
UPC: 097363360773
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