This Is My Father


2h 1998

Brief Synopsis

Kieran Johnson discovers some papers that suggest that his father may not be who he thought he was. His mother is paralyzed and cannot tell him anything, so he travels to Ireland to track down the poor farmer who could be his father. Once there he befriends two Irish girls who introduce him to a cou

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Mdp Worldwide Entertainment
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Sherlock; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Counties Wicklow, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Offaly, Ireland; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Kildare, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Kieran Johnson discovers some papers that suggest that his father may not be who he thought he was. His mother is paralyzed and cannot tell him anything, so he travels to Ireland to track down the poor farmer who could be his father. Once there he befriends two Irish girls who introduce him to a couple of "travelers" (Irish gypsies) who hold the secret to Kieran's past and the "Romeo and Juliet" story that tore his family apart back in 1939.

Cast

Aidan Quinn

Kieran O'Day (1939)

Moya Farrelly

Fiona Flynn (1939)

Stephen Rea

Father Quinn (1939)

James Caan

Kieran Johnson (Present Day)

Jacob Tierney

Jack--Kieran Johnson'S Nephew (Present Day)

Colm Meaney

Seamus Kearney--Owner Of The Bed-And-Breakfast (Present Day)

Moira Deady

Young Mrs. Kearney--Seamus' Mother (Present Day)

Susan Almgren

Betty (Present Day)

Pauline Hutton

Maria (Present Day)

Fiona Glascott

Nuala (Present Day)

Francoise Graton

Old Fiona (Present Day)

Joel Gordon

Brian Winters (Present Day)

Alexandra Spunt

Female Student (Present Day)

Victoria Sanchez

Female Student (Present Day)

Terrence Scammell

Chicago Radio Dj (Present Day)

Pat Leavy

Farmer Woman (Present Day)

Aidan Conron

Bartender (Present Day)

Peadar Lamb

Man In Publicist (Present Day)

Sean Madden

Man In Publicist (Present Day)

Maria Mcdermottroe

Mrs Maney (1939)

Donal Donnelly

John Maney (1939)

Gina Moxley

Widow Flynn (1939)

Eamonn Morrisey

Father Mooney (1939)

John Cusack

Eddie Sharp--The Pilot (1939)

Brendan Gleeson

Garda Jim (1939)

Pat Short

Garda Ben (1939)

John Kavanagh

Liam Finneran (1939)

Sheila Flitton

Mrs Madigan (1939)

Nevin Finegan

Petie Madigan (1939)

Oran Finegan

Davey Madigan (1939)

Karen Ardiff

Mrs Kearney (1939)

Michael Byrne

Michael Finnegan (1939)

Marian Quinn

Concepta (1939)

Michael West

Nosey Nolan (1939)

Michael Devaney

Young Suitor (1939)

Karl Hayden

Town Lad (1939)

Gavin O'connor

Town Lad (1939)

Kieran Hanrahan

Band Leader (1939)

Frank O'dwyer

Dance Chaperoe (1939)

Andrew Bennet

Mr Kearney (1939)

Devan Murray

Christy (1939)

Brendan Conroy

Undertaker (1939)

Gary Merrigan

Child Finnegan (1939)

Gavin O'connor

Susie Almgren

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Mdp Worldwide Entertainment
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Sherlock; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Counties Wicklow, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Offaly, Ireland; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Kildare, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States May 28, 1999

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States March 1999

Released in United States on Video September 21, 1999

Released in United States September 1998

Released in United States Spring May 7, 1999

Shown at Aspen Filmfest in Aspen, Colorado September 23-27, 1998.

Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival (World Tour) March 18-28, 1999.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Cinema of Today) August 27 - September 7, 1998.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 22 - May 6, 1999.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 4-14, 1999.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Closing Night) May 21 - June 14, 1998.

Feature directorial debut for Paul Quinn who worked in collaboration with his brothers: acclaimed actor Aidan Quinn, and director of photography Declan Quinn.

Began shooting June 5, 1997.

Completed shooting July 29, 1997.

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Cinema of Today) August 27 - September 7, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Closing Night) May 21 - June 14, 1998.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 22 - May 6, 1999.)

Released in United States March 1999 (Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival (World Tour) March 18-28, 1999.)

Released in United States March 1999 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 4-14, 1999.)

Released in United States Spring May 7, 1999 (NY, LA)

Expanded Release in United States May 28, 1999

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Aspen Filmfest in Aspen, Colorado September 23-27, 1998.)

Released in United States on Video September 21, 1999