Angela's Ashes (1999) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Angela's Ashes

Alan Parker, 1999

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Angela's Ashes
Frank McCourt, 1996

Angela’s Ashes is a movie directed by Alan Parker in 1999 and based on the book of the same name by Frank McCourt, first published in 1996. The movie features Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen, Clara Owens, Michael Legge, Ronnie Masterson, and others.

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RATING

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Movie Poster: Angela's Ashes (Alan Parker, 1999)

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Book Cover: Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, 1996)

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Audiobook cover of Angela's Ashes, the 1996 book by Frank McCourt.

Angela's Ashes

Read by: Frank McCourt

Storyline

Angela’s Ashes tells the story of Frank McCourt and his childhood after his family are forced to move from the United States back to Ireland because of financial difficulties and family problems caused by his father’s alcoholism. The film chronicles young McCourt’s life in Limerick, Ireland, during his childhood in the 1930s and 1940s, the difficulties that arose, and Frank’s way of earning enough money to return to the land of his dreams: America.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Angela's Ashes, the 1999 movie by Alan Parker

Year

1999

Minutes

145

Movie Rate

7.30

Source: IMDb

Movie

Angela's Ashes

Country: USA

Year: 1999

Length: 2h25m

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Cover of Angela's Ashes, the 1996 book by Frank McCourt

Year

1996

Pages

452

Book Rate

8.22

S: Goodreads

Book

Angela's Ashes

Country: Ireland

First published in: 1996

Length: 452 pages

Genre: Biography

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