My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

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

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

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1989-07-21
  • User Rating: 7.7/10 from 394 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 43min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Ferndale Films
  • Production Country: Ireland, United Kingdom
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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.

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  • 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
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