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

R 11/10/1989 (US) Drama 1h 43m

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


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.

  1. Jim Sheridan

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Shane Connaughton


Top Billed Cast

  1. Daniel Day-Lewis

    Daniel Day-Lewis

    Christy Brown

  2. Brenda Fricker

    Brenda Fricker

    Bridget Fagan-Brown

  3. Alison Whelan

    Sheila Brown

  4. Declan Croghan

    Tom Brown

  5. Eanna MacLiam

    Benny Brown

  6. Marie Conmee

    Sadie Brown

  7. Kirsten Sheridan

    Kirsten Sheridan

    Sharon Brown

  8. Cyril Cusack

    Cyril Cusack

    Lord Castlewelland

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Full Cast & Crew

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown
My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $645,180.00

Revenue $14,743,391.00


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