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.
Robert Carlyle....Malachy (Dad)
Joe Breen....Young Frank
Ciaran Owens....Middle Frank
Michael Legge....Older Frank
Ronnie Masterson....Grandma Sheehan
Pauline McLynn....Aunt Aggie
Liam Carney....Uncle Pa Keating
Eanna MacLiam....Uncle Pat
Andrew Bennett....Narrator (voice)
Shane Murray-Corcoran....Young Malachy
Devon Murray....Middle Malachy
Peter Halpin....Older Malachy
Aaron Geraghty....New Born Michael
Sean Carney Daly....Baby Michael
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