My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

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

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


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.

Director: Jim Sheridan
Writers: Shane Connaughton, Jim Sheridan.

Release Date: 1989-07-21
Status: Released
Run time: 103 min / 1:43
Budget: $645,180
Revenue: $14,743,391
Production Companies : Ferndale Films, Granada Television, RTÉ
Production Countries: Ireland, United Kingdom



Daniel Day-Lewis
Christy Brown
Brenda Fricker
Bridget Fagan-Brown
Alison Whelan
Sheila Brown
Declan Croghan
Tom Brown
Eanna MacLiam
Benny Brown
Marie Conmee
Sadie Brown
Kirsten Sheridan
Sharon Brown
Cyril Cusack
Lord Castlewelland
Phelim Drew
Ruth McCabe
Mary Carr
Fiona Shaw
Dr. Eileen Cole
Ray McAnally
Patrick Brown
Pat Laffan
Derry Power
Customer in Bar
Hugh O'Conor
Young Christy Brown
Eileen Colgan
Tom Hickey
Britta Smith
Adrian Dunbar
Daniel Reardon
Jer O'Leary
Mourner #2
Naomi Sheridan


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

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