About

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. Preju...

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Directed by

Alan Parker

Written by

Laura Jones (Screenplay)
Frank McCourt (Novel)

Runtime

145 minutes

Country

United States of America, Ireland

Language

English

Cast

Keywords

ireland alcoholism hunger famine emigration 1930s socially deprived family based on memoir or autobiography brooklyn, new york city irish-american life in the slums

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Score John Williams