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

Awards

Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Directing
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Nominated Make-Up Artist
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)