In 1935, when it is more common for Irish families to leave their famine-stricken country for America, the impoverished McCourt family do the reverse. Following the sudden death of her 7-week-old daughter, Angela and her unemployable, alcoholic husband, Malachy Sr. set sail from New York Harbour to Cork with their four children- Frank, Malachy Jr. and twins Eugene and Oliver- to return to the land which mystified young Frank had only heard of as 'where there was no work and people were dying of starvation and the damp.'
Cast: Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Shane Murray-Corcoran
Produced by: Scott Rudin, David Brown
Directed by: Alan Parker
Written by: Laura Jones, Frank McCourt
Opens: Dec 25, 1999 NY/LA
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