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This Is My Father (1998)

Cast: Aidan Quinn, Aidan Quinn, James Caan, more...
Director: Paul Quinn, Paul Quinn
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Studio: Columbia TriStar
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Costume Drama/Period Piece, British Drama, UK
Running Time: 120 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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This title is currently out of print.

Synopsis
Paul Quinn scripted and made his directorial debut with this period drama about middle-aged schoolteacher Kieran Johnson (James Caan), who finds evidence indicating that his real father was an Irish farmer and not a French seaman as he had been told. Since his mute and paralyzed mother offers no answers, he investigates by traveling to an Irish village with his teenage nephew (Jacob Tierney). After this prologue, the film flashes back to the family roots: Kieran's mother Fiona Flynn (Moya Farrelly) back home from convent school, catches the eye of dirt tenant farmer Kieran O'Day (Aidan Quinn). Their romance gets underway despite disapprovals from family and friends. Shown at 1998 film fests (Montreal, Toronto). ~ Bhob Stewart, All Movie Guide



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