My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

A film about life, laughter, and the occasional miracle.

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989)

Drama

In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to have a intellectual disability for the first ten years of his life.

Director: Jim Sheridan
Writers: Shane Connaughton, Jim Sheridan.

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown Vodly
Vodly Score: 7.7/10 from 351 votes
Release Date: 1989-07-21
Status: Released
Run time: 103 min / 1:43
Budget: $645,180
Revenue: $14,743,391
Production Companies : Ferndale Films, Granada Television, RTÉ
Production Countries: Ireland, United Kingdom

Casts

Daniel Day-Lewis
as Christy Brown
Brenda Fricker
as Bridget Fagan-Brown
Alison Whelan
as Sheila Brown
Declan Croghan
as Tom Brown
Eanna MacLiam
as Benny Brown
Marie Conmee
as Sadie Brown
Kirsten Sheridan
as Sharon Brown
Cyril Cusack
as Lord Castlewelland
Phelim Drew
as Brian
Ruth McCabe
as Mary Carr
Fiona Shaw
as Dr. Eileen Cole
Ray McAnally
as Patrick Brown
Pat Laffan
as Barman
Derry Power
as Customer in Bar
Hugh O'Conor
as Young Christy Brown
Eileen Colgan
as Nan
Tom Hickey
as Priest
Britta Smith
as Nurse
Adrian Dunbar
as Peter
Daniel Reardon
as Tony
Jer O'Leary
as Mourner #2
Naomi Sheridan
as Child

Crew

Directing Jim Sheridan Director
Writing Shane Connaughton Screenplay
Writing Jim Sheridan Screenplay
Production Paul M. Heller Executive Producer
Production Steve Morrison Executive Producer
Production Noel Pearson Producer
Sound Elmer Bernstein Original Music Composer
Camera Jack Conroy Director of Photography
Editing J. Patrick Duffner Editor
Production Arthur Lappin Line Producer
Production Nuala Moiselle Casting
Art Austen Spriggs Production Design
Art Shirley Lynch Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Joan Bergin Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Anne Dunne Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Ken Jennings Makeup Artist
Production Mary Alleguen Production Manager
Directing Kevan Barker Assistant Director
Art Russ Bailey Construction Coordinator
Art Mark Geraghty Assistant Art Director
Sound Ron Davis Sound Editor
Sound Kieran Horgan Sound mixer
Crew Gerry Johnston Special Effects Coordinator
Crew Peter Brayham Stunt Coordinator
Crew Patrick Condren Stunts
Crew Steve Dent Stunts
Crew Dave Holland Stunts
Crew Jazzer Jeyes Stunts
Crew Terence Plummer Stunts
Crew Alan Walsh Stunts
Lighting Louis Conroy Gaffer
Lighting Noel Cullen Electrician
Camera Jonathan Hession Still Photographer
Camera John Murphy Grip
Camera Des Whelan Camera Operator
Sound Kathy Durning Music Editor
Crew James Hickey Legal Services
Production Grania O'Shannon Location Manager
Writing Christy Brown Book

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