My Left Foot Poster

Release Date: 1989

DVD Release Date: March 9th, 1999

R|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
No one expects much from Christy Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis), a boy with cerebral palsy born into a working-class Irish family. Though Christy is a spastic quadriplegic and essentially paralyzed, a miraculous event occurs when, at the age of 5, he demonstrates control of his left foot by using chalk to scrawl a word on the floor. With the help of his steely mother (Brenda Fricker) -- and no shortage of grit and determination -- Christy overcomes his infirmity to become a painter, poet and author.

Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Ray McAnally, Brenda Fricker, Ruth McCabe, Fiona Shaw, Eanna Macliam, Alison Whelan, Declan Croghan

Director: Jim Sheridan

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Granada Television

Keywords: Doctor, Inspiring, 1950s, Transformation, Love, 1930s, Rise, Underdog, Touching, 1940s