My Left Foot

$14m

DBO
15 1989 98 minutes Facebook

Synopsis

My Left Foot is the true story of Irish writer and cerebral palsy victim Christy Brown. Paralyzed from birth, Brown is written off as retarded and helpless. But Christy's indomitable mother never gives up on the boy. Using his left foot, the only part of his body not afflicted, Brown learns to write. He grows up to become a well-known author, painter, and fundraiser, and along the way falls in love with nurse Mary Carr.

Credits

Awards

1990 Golden Globes

Nominated

  • Best Actor - Drama
  • Best Actress - Supporting Role

1990 Academy Awards

Nominated

  • Best Picture

1990 Academy Awards

Winner

  • Best Actor - Leading Role
  • Best Actress - Supporting Role

Nominated

  • Best Director
  • Best Screenplay - Adaptation

Featured Clips

My Left Foot - Dinner Disaster

My Left Foot - Dinner Disaster

Angry and drunk, Christy causes a scene at a restaurant. In this scene: Christy (Daniel Day-Lewis), Dr. Cole (Fiona Shaw), Peter (Adrian Dunbar)

My Left Foot - The Clinic

My Left Foot - The Clinic

Dr. Cole shows up and Christy agrees to attend her new clinic. In this scene: Christy (Daniel Day-Lewis), Mrs. Brown (Brenda Fricker), Dr. Cole (Fiona Shaw)

My Left Foot - Father

My Left Foot - Father

Mrs. Brown and Christy come home and discover that something tragic has happened to Mr. Brown. In this scene: Mr. Brown (Ray McAnally), Christy (Daniel Day-Lewis), Mrs. Brown (Brenda Fricker)

My Left Foot - Accidentally On Purpose

My Left Foot - Accidentally On Purpose

The family gets some bad news from Mr. Brown. In this scene: Mr. Brown (Ray McAnally), Christy (Daniel Day-Lewis), Mrs. Brown (Brenda Fricker), Sheila (Alison Whelan)

My Left Foot - Birthday

My Left Foot - Birthday

Following his 17th birthday, Christy manages to start making his own mark on teenage society. In this scene: Christy (Daniel Day-Lewis), Tom (Declan Croghan)

My Left Foot - The Stairs

My Left Foot - The Stairs

Mrs. Brown, exhausted from carrying Christy up the stairs, has an accident. In this scene: Young Christy (Hugh O'Conor), Mrs. Brown (Brenda Fricker)

My Left Foot - Therapy

My Left Foot - Therapy

Christy undergoes Dr. Cole's therapy regimen, gradually improving. In this scene: Christy (Daniel Day-Lewis), Mrs. Brown (Brenda Fricker), Dr. Cole (Fiona Shaw)

My Left Foot - All Souls' Night

My Left Foot - All Souls' Night

Mrs. Brown, adamantly unashamed of her son Christy's cerebral palsy, takes Christy to church. In this scene: Young Christy (Hugh O'Conor), Mrs. Brown (Brenda Fricker)

My Left Foot - He's a Brown

My Left Foot - He's a Brown

Against all odds, Christy writes his first word using his left foot. In this scene: Mr. Brown (Ray McAnally), Young Christy (Hugh O'Conor), Mrs. Brown (Brenda Fricker)

Now Playing: My Left Foot - Dinner Disaster
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Fiona Shaw, Adrian Dunbar

Angry and drunk, Christy causes a scene at a restaurant. In this scene: Christy (Daniel Day-Lewis), Dr. Cole (Fiona Shaw), Peter (Adrian Dunbar)