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My Left Foot

Christy Brown is a spastic quadriplegic born to a large, poor Irish family. His mother, Mrs Brown, recognizes the intelligence and humanity in the lad everyone else regards as a vegetable. Eventually, Christy matures into a cantankerous writer who uses his only functional limb, his left foot, to write.

My Left Foot
Released:
February 24, 1989

Cast:

Daniel Day-Lewis, Ray McAnally, Brenda Fricker, Fiona Shaw, Hugh O’Conor

Director:
Jim Sheridan

Producer:
Noel Pearson

Written by:
Shane Connaughton and Jim Sheridan

Distributor:
Granada Films and Miramax Films

Budget:
£600,000

Box Office:
$14.7 million

Awards:

Academy Award for Best Leading Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Brenda Flicker)
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Picture
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Director (Jim Sheridan)
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Golden Globe for Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis)
Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor (Ray McAnally)



Metacritic Score:
81

Rotten Tomatoes Score:
97%