Angela's Ashes


2h 25m 1999

Brief Synopsis

In 1935, when it is more common for Irish families to leave their famine-stricken country for America, the impoverished McCourt family do the reverse. Following the sudden death of her 7-week-old daughter, Angela and her unemployable, alcoholic husband, Malachy Sr. set sail from New York Harbour to

Film Details

Also Known As
Las cenizas de Ángela, Ängeln på sjunde trappsteget
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Drama
Period
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Greystones, Dublin, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Cork, Ireland; St. Ita's, Portrane, Ireland; Ardmore Studios, Dublin, Ireland; Holy Name Church, Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland; Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland; Limerick, Ireland; Church of the Oblate Fathers, Inchicore, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 25m

Synopsis

In 1935, when it is more common for Irish families to leave their famine-stricken country for America, the impoverished McCourt family do the reverse. Following the sudden death of her 7-week-old daughter, Angela and her unemployable, alcoholic husband, Malachy Sr. set sail from New York Harbour to Cork with their four children- Frank, Malachy Jr. and twins Eugene and Oliver- to return to the land which mystified young Frank had only heard of as 'where there was no work and people were dying of starvation and the damp.'

Crew

Edward J Adcock

Camera Operator

Max Aita

Props

Gregorio Allegri

Music

Sarah Allentuch

Casting Associate

David Appleby

Photography

Cate Arbeid

Production Coordinator

Arthur Ashton

Song

Russ Bailey

Construction Manager

Clive Barrett

Assistant Editor

R H Bassett

Song

Paul Beard

Production Assistant

Anna Behlmer

Rerecording

Barbara Berkery

Dialect Coach

Brian Bishop

Scenic Artist

Peter Bloor

Lighting Technician

William Booker

Assistant Director

Al Bowlly

Song Performer

Consolata Boyle

Costume Designer

Jim Brady

Special Effects

Tina Brophy

Props Buyer

David Brown

Producer

Eileen Buggy

Hairdresser

Johnny Burke

Song

Alan Butler

Camera

Deirdre Byrne

Other

Sammy Cahn

Song

John F Carr

Electrician

Albert Cassells

Electrician

Saul Chaplin

Song

Carolyne Chauncey

Assistant Editor

Dana Christiaansen

Special Thanks To

Larry Clinton

Song

John A. Cohen

Assistant

Dermot Coleman

Electrician

Melvyn Coleman

Other

Jim Colgan

Other

Ed Colyer

Foley Mixer

Gary Connery

Stunts

Fi Connors

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Dee Corcoran

Hairdresser

Colman Corish

Other

Conor Coughlan

Special Effects

David Crann

Video Playback

Matt Dalton

Accounting Assistant

Fiona Daly

Art Director

Geraldine Daly

Location Manager

Manus Daly

Carpenter

Eben Davidson

Assistant

Yves De Bono

Special Effects Supervisor

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Clodagh Deegan

Costumes

Conor Devlin

Assistant Art Director

Judith Devlin

Costumes

Patricia Kerrigan Dicerto

Casting Associate

James Dietrich

Song

Patrick Dillon

Camera

Tony Doyle

Other

Gerry Drew

Carpenter

Arthur Dunne

Transportation Manager

Eamon Dunne

Other

Terry Eiffe

Electrician

John Ellis

Other

Steve Erdony

Other

Colm Fagan

Grip

Sarah Feinberg

Assistant

Dorothy Fields

Song

John Fitzgerald

Adr Mixer

Nicholas Fitzgerald

Electrician

James Flynn

Coproducer

Richard Fordham

Assistant Sound Editor

Cara Gavigan

Location Manager

Martin Gentles

Production Assistant

Conor Gibbons

Assistant Director

Edward Goemans

Assistant

Kit Golden

Associate Producer

Tommy Gormley

Assistant Director

Martin Grace

Stunt Coordinator

Marisa Grandi

Other

Richard Graysmark

Assistant Director

David Grennan

Camera

Mark Griffin

Special Effects

Pauline Griffiths

Foley Artist

Alan Grosch

Electrician

Paul Hale

Electrician

Gerry Hambling

Editor

Paul Hannan

Camera

Saron Harford

Assistant Director

Damien Heffernan

Electrician

Billie Holiday

Song Performer

Mann Holiner

Song

Peter Holt

Foley Editor

Kent Houston

Visual Effects Supervisor

John Hubbard

Casting

Ros Hubbard

Casting

Alun Hughes

Props

Peter Hunt

Color Timer

Jacob Jacobs

Song

Laura Jones

Screenplay

Sally Jones

Script Supervisor

Eddy Joseph

Sound Editor

Kevin Joyce

Song

John Kavanagh

Transportation Manager

Bill Kaye

Photography

T P Keenan

Song

David Keogh

Electrician

Randy Kerber

Other

Jerome Kern

Song

Declan King

Camera

Geoffrey Kirkland

Production Designer

Rene Knol

Props

Robert Kocourek

Production Associate

Clare Lambe

Makeup Artist

Daragh Lewis

Props

Eoin Lewis

Props

Nick Lowe

Dialogue Editor

Ian Madden

Electrician

Dennis Maguire

Assistant Director

John Maguire

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Mary Maguire

Casting Associate

Keith Manning

Grip

Richard Marlow

Music Conductor

Des Martin

Unit Manager

Niall Martin

Location Assistant

Mary Martin-sullivan

Location Assistant

Steve Mayer

Dialogue Editor

Paddy Mccarney

Location Manager

Frank Mccourt

Book As Source Material

Jimmy Mchugh

Song

Mairead Mcivor

Assistant Editor

Nuala Mckernan

Props

Jonathan Mckinstry

Art Director

Alan Mcpherson

Rigging Gaffer

Karen Mcswiney

Accountant

Larry Meehan

Electrician

Ray Meehan

Lighting

Malcolm Middleton

Art Director

Joe Monks

Art Department

Sarah Monzani

Makeup Artist

Lisa Moran

Special Thanks To

Doochy Moult

Associate Producer

Brian Mulvey

Assistant Director

Owen Murnane

Other

John W Murphy

Key Grip

Linda Murphy

Art Department Coordinator

Peter Myles

Music

Andy Nelson

Rerecording

John Neufeld

Original Music

Alberta Nichols

Song

Lucie Nunan

Other

Emma O'beirne

Casting Associate

William O'brien

Rigging Gaffer

Naimh O'dea

Location Assistant

Conor O'farrell

Props

James O'meara

Production

Colm O'neill

Construction

Shane O'neill

Camera

Barry O'sullivan

Boom Operator

Brendan O'sullivan

Assistant Director

Eugene O'sullivan

Electrician

Morgan O'sullivan

Coproducer

Laurence O'toole

Graphic Artist

Lorcan O'toole

Carpenter

Peter O'toole

Lighting

Lesley Oakley

Other

Angelique Palozzi

Assistant

Alan Parker

Song

Alan Parker

Screenplay

Alan Parker

Producer

Cathy Pearson

Location Manager

Lisa Peterson

Location Assistant

Henri Poussigue

Song

Shirley Proctor

Auditor

Steve Raizes

Assistant

Robbie Reilly

Other

Simon Rhodes

Music

Michael Roberts

Camera Operator

Leo Robin

Song

Magdalen Rubalcava

Assistant Costume Designer

Scott Rudin

Producer

John Rutland

Song Performer

John Rutland

Song

Mark Sale

Assistant Editor

Edmund Sampson

Location Assistant

Mairead Sandford

Location Assistant

Adam Schroeder

Executive Producer

Maggie Scobbie

Wardrobe

Sheldon Secunda

Song

Michael Seresin

Dp/Cinematographer

Michael Seresin

Director Of Photography

Matthias Seuffert

Song

J J Shea

Production Assistant

Alastair Sirkett

Foley

David Sloss

Adr Mixer

Pat Smallwood

Transportation

Derek Stamp

Stunts

Eric Steel

Executive Producer

Max Steiner

Song

Ian Stone

Assistant Director

Ruth Sullivan

Foley Artist

Juliet Taylor

Casting

Film Details

Also Known As
Las cenizas de Ángela, Ängeln på sjunde trappsteget
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Drama
Period
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Greystones, Dublin, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Cork, Ireland; St. Ita's, Portrane, Ireland; Ardmore Studios, Dublin, Ireland; Holy Name Church, Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland; Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland; Limerick, Ireland; Church of the Oblate Fathers, Inchicore, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 25m

Award Nominations

Best Original Score

1999

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Frank McCourt's book was the winner of the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for biography.

Nominated for the 1999 Golden Globe for Best Original Score (John Williams).

Winner of the Audience Prize at 2000 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Expanded Release in United States March 10, 2000

Released in United States January 2000

Released in United States July 2000

Released in United States on Video July 18, 2000

Released in United States Winter December 25, 1999

Wide Release in United States January 21, 2000

Shown at Brussels International Film Festival January 20-29, 2000.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Began shooting September 21, 1998.

Completed shooting December 22, 1998.

Dirty Hands Productions is Alan Parker's production company.

Released in United States January 2000 (Shown at Brussels International Film Festival January 20-29, 2000.)

Wide Release in United States January 21, 2000

Expanded Release in United States March 10, 2000

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)

Released in United States on Video July 18, 2000

Released in United States Winter December 25, 1999