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Da (1988)

PG | | Drama, Fantasy | July 1988 (USA)
A New York playwright is summoned to Ireland to bury his father (his "Da"). While at his boyhood home, he encounters his father's spirit and relives memories both pleasant and not.

Director:

Matt Clark

Writers:

Hugh Leonard (play), Hugh Leonard (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barnard Hughes ... Da
Martin Sheen ... Charlie
William Hickey ... Drumm
Karl Hayden ... Young Charlie
Doreen Hepburn Doreen Hepburn ... Mother
Hugh O'Conor ... Boy Charlie
Ingrid Craigie ... Polly
Joan O'Hara Joan O'Hara ... Mrs. Prynne
Jill Doyle Jill Doyle ... Mary 'The Yellow Peril'
Peter Hanly ... Young Oliver
Maurice O'Donoghue Maurice O'Donoghue ... Older Oliver
Amiee Clark Amiee Clark ... Danielle
Frank McDonald Frank McDonald ... 'Cat' McDonald
Marie Conmee ... Nurse
Ronan Wilmot ... Taxi Driver
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Storyline

A New York playwright is summoned to Ireland to bury his father (his "Da"). While at his boyhood home, he encounters his father's spirit and relives memories both pleasant and not. Written by Dan <Weckerly@providentmutual.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

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Trivia

Barnard Hughes won the 1978 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "Da" for portraying the title role and recreating it in the movie version. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: We always kept our sexual sights impossibly high: it preserved us from the stigma of attempt and failure, on the one hand, and success and mortal sin on the other.
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Connections

Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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Delightful
28 April 2007 | by kenosullSee all my reviews

Loved this movie and have played it several times over. This is the only project to top "The Quiet Man" as my favourite Irish film.

William Hickey as Drumm comes out with the keenest observations in the film, Doreen Hepburn captures the spirit of all Irish "mammies" (bless them) while the peerless Barnard Hughes adds the mischief and humour. Other parts (young Charlie, Boy Charlie and Oliver) are portrayed beautifully by a wealth of young Irish talent. The scene at the wake when the various mourners talk about the departed is 100% on the nail for accuracy.

I had the very great pleasure of meeting Martin Sheen on the set of "Da" in Ardmore studios and he was utterly charming.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Exorcizando o Passado See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,085, 1 May 1988

Gross USA:

$644,532

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$644,532
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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