Frankie Starlight


1h 40m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Set in a post-World War II Ireland, this is the story of Frankie and his mother Bernadette who, as an 18-year-old girl, left France smuggled aboard a troop ship in return for sexual favors. Put ashore in Ireland, the penniless Bernadette gives birth to Frankie. Through the kindness of customs office

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES
Location
Dublin, Ireland; Kildare, Ireland; Texas, USA; Wicklow, Ireland; France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Set in a post-World War II Ireland, this is the story of Frankie and his mother Bernadette who, as an 18-year-old girl, left France smuggled aboard a troop ship in return for sexual favors. Put ashore in Ireland, the penniless Bernadette gives birth to Frankie. Through the kindness of customs officer Jack Kelly, Bernadette is able to raise Frankie in Dublin. Jack teaches Frankie about the stars, sparking in him a life-long mystical obsession with the cosmos. As an adult, Frankie weaves his love for and knowledge of astrology into a novel based on his recollections of his mother's history. After his book is published and he moves from isolation to potential celebrity, we discover how his mother's colorful exploits shaped Frankie's life.

Crew

Pippa Ailion

Casting

Niamh Barry

Assistant Art Director

Tommy Bassett

Construction Manager

Joan Bergin

Costume Designer

Elmer Bernstein

Music Composer

Laura Bowe

Art Assistant

Tom Brodie

Driver

Seamus Byrne

Line Producer

Martin Carey

Props

Orla Carroll

Hair Assistant

Triona Coen

Props

Maria Collins

Assistant Production Coordinator

Frank Conway

Production Designer

Colman Corish

Art Assistant

Daisy Cummins

Assistant Director

Jill Dempsey

Production Assistant

Colin Duffin

Driver

Caroline Fitzgerald

Advisor

Ruth Foster

Editor

Leslie Fulford

Production

Peadar Gaffney

Other

Brendan Galvin

Other

Teresa Gantly

Other

Donal Geraghty

Accounting Assistant

Liz Gill

Assistant Director

Donal Gilligan

Other

Dumnac Goulet

Sound

Philip Guiney

Script Supervisor

Constance Harris

Location Manager

Jonathan Hession

Photography

Kieran Horgan

Sound Recordist

Louise Keating

Wardrobe

Maria Christian Lafosse

Casting

Paul Laufer

Director Of Photography

Joanna Lennox

Hairdresser

Adrian Mccarthy

Assistant Location Manager

Michael Mcdermott

Gaffer

Margaret Moggan

Production Coordinator

Nuala Moiselle

Casting Director

Paul Myler

Production Accountant

Eimer Nimhaoldomnaigh

Costumes

Geraldine Nolan

Accounting Assistant

Pierre Novat

Coproducer

Niall O'h-uadhaigh

Driver

Ronan O'leary

Screenplay

Martha O'neill

Production Manager

Marie O'sullivan

Makeup Artist

Cathy Pearson

Location Assistant

Noel Pearson

Producer

Alan Pentony

Other

Joyce Pentony

Other

Luke Quigley

Grip

Noel Quinn

Boom Operator

Robert Quinn

Assistant Director

Chet Raymo

Screenplay

Chet Raymo

Source Material (From Novel)

Tom Raymo

Assistant

Patrick Redmond

Photography

Ger Scully

Wardrobe Assistant

Charlotte Somers

Assistant Director

Tony Tieger

Property Master

Sue Wain

Wardrobe

David Walley

Art Director

Noel Walsh

Props

Kathleen Weir

Script Supervisor

Margot Wilson

Makeup Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES
Location
Dublin, Ireland; Kildare, Ireland; Texas, USA; Wicklow, Ireland; France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States December 1, 1995

Released in United States Fall November 22, 1995

Released in United States May 1995

Released in United States October 1995

Released in United States on Video May 21, 1996

Released in United States September 1995

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 17-28, 1995.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 18-22, 1995.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 7-16, 1995.

Began shooting September 25, 1994.

Completed shooting November 19, 1994.

Released in United States on Video May 21, 1996

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 7-16, 1995.)

Released in United States October 1995 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 18-22, 1995.)

Released in United States Fall November 22, 1995

Expanded Release in United States December 1, 1995

Released in United States May 1995 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 17-28, 1995.)