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This Is My Father1999

This Is My Father (1999)



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This Is My Father chronicles the journey of a disillusioned Chicago schoolteacher who returns to Ireland with his nephew in search of the man who was his father. Widowed and childless, the lonely Kieran Johnson is no longer able to relate to his students. His fragile mental state is mirrored by his family circumstances: his mother has had a stroke and is unable (or unwilling) to communicate and his divorced sister, Betty, is burdened with their mother's care while trying to raise her troubled teenage son Jack.


Aidan Quinn
as Kieran O'Dea
James Caan
as Kieran Johnson
Stephen Rea
as Father Quinn
John Cusack
as Eddie Sharp
Colm Meaney
as Seamus Kearney
Moira Deady
as Mrs. Kearney
Joel Gordon
as Brian Winters
Alexandra Spunt
as Female Student
Victoria Sanchez
as Female Student
Terrence Scammell
as Chicago Radio DJ
Pat Leavy
as Farmer Woman
Aidan Conron
as Bartender
Peader Lamb
as Man in Pub
Sean Madden
as Man in Pub
Moya Farrelly
as Fiona Flynn
Donal Donnelly
as John Maney
Gina Moxley
as Widow Flynn
Eamon Morrissey
as Father Mooney
Brendan Gleeson
as Garda Jim
Pat Short
as Garda Ben
John Kavanagh
as Liam Finneran
Sheila Flitton
as Mrs. Madigan
Nevin Finegan
as Petie Madigan
Oran Finegan
as Davey Madigan
Karen Ardiff
as Mrs. Kearney
Michael Byrne
as Michael Finnegan
Marion Quinn
as Concepta
Michael West
as Nosey Nolan
Michael K. Devaney
as Young Suitor
Karl Hayden
as Town Lad
Kieran Hanrahan
as Band Leader
Frank O'Dwyer
as Dance Chaperone
Andrew Bennett
as Mr. Kearney
Devan Murray
as Christy
Brendan Conroy
as Undertaker
Gary Merrigan
as Child Finnegan
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Critic Reviews for This Is My Father

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (6)

The disturbing, embarrassing domestic moments and conflicts are quirky, slightly weird, and yet they boast the shock of recognition because they're so true to the strife in every family.

June 12, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Like all stories, it belongs to the teller, not the subject.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The impassioned romance is enough to recommend it.

December 29, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

An excellent movie the likes of which you don't see too often

May 6, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Playing a doomed farmer in 1939 Ireland, Aidan Quinn is at the top of his game -- but fans may be shocked by his very different physical appearance here.

March 2, 2004 | Full Review…

...alternately gentle and painful

July 30, 2002 | Rating: B

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