Director: Matthew J. Clark Cast: Barnard Hughes, Martin Sheen, William Hickey



Irish author Hugh Leonard's play Home Before Night was the basis of Da. Martin Sheen plays an Irish/ American playright living in New York. No matter how much he's assimilated himself, Sheen cannot escape the influence of his deceased adoptive father (Barnard Hughes). The writer has several heated confrontations with the "ghosts" of his father and mother (Doreen Hepburn), as well as with his own adolescent self (Karl Hayden). Sheen comes to realize that his own success was in part sparked by the failures of his "Da," a gardener who spent his life speaking in empty aphorisms and wishing he were someone else.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/06/1997
UPC: 0013132969237
Original Release: 1988

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barnard Hughes Da
Martin Sheen Charlie
William Hickey Drumm
Karl Hayden Young Charlie
Doreen Hepburn Mother
Hugh O'Conor Boy Charlie
Ingrid Craigie Polly
Joan O'Hara Mrs. Prynne
Jill Doyle Actor
Peter Hanly Young Oliver
Maurice O'Donoghue Actor
Aimee Clark Actor
Frank McDonald Actor
Marie Conmee Actor
Ronan Wilmot Actor
Kathy Greenblatt Actor
Martin Dempsey Actor
Marcus Colley Actor

Technical Credits
Matthew J. Clark Director
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Carol Betera Costumes/Costume Designer
Nancy Nuttal Beyda Editor
Frank Conway Production Designer
Julie Corman Producer
William R. Greenblatt Executive Producer
Sam Grogg Executive Producer
Alar Kivilo Cinematographer
Hugh Leonard Screenwriter
Nuala Moiselle Casting
Martin Sheen Executive Producer

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