Angela's Ashes 1999

Synopsis:

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.

Directed by: Alan Parker
Written by: Laura Jones
Release date: 1999-12-25
Runtime: 145 minutes
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Cast:
Emily Watson
Emily Watson
Angela McCourt 
Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
Malachy McCourt 
Joe Breen
Joe Breen
Young Frank 
Michael Legge
Michael Legge
Older Frank 
Ciaran Owens
Ciaran Owens
Middle Frank 
Ronnie Masterson
Ronnie Masterson
Grandma Sheehan