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In America (13-Sep-2002)

Director: Jim Sheridan

Writers: Jim Sheridan; Naomi Sheridan; Kirsten Sheridan

Music Composed by: Gavin Friday; Maurice Seezer

Producers: Jim Sheridan; Arthur Lappin

Keywords: Drama

A family of Irish immigrants work to adjust to life in mid-1980s New York City.

ABSTRACT
Johnny and Sarah Sullivan, working-class Irish nationals with two beloved daughters, respond to the unexpected death of young son Frankie by illegally immigrating to the United States via Canada. Deciding on Manhattan as their new home, the Sullivans settle into a tenement in a gritty part of town, doing their best to make it through the 1980s with nary a cent to their name as Johnny works towards his dream of becoming a famous actor.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Paddy Considine
Actor
5-Sep-1974   Dead Man's Shoes
Djimon Hounsou
Actor
24-Apr-1964   In America
Samantha Morton
Actor
13-May-1977   Sweet and Lowdown

CAST

Samantha Morton   ...   Sarah
Paddy Considine   ...   Johnny
Sarah Bolger   ...   Christy
Emma Bolger   ...   Ariel
and
Djimon Hounsou   ...   Mateo
David Wike   ...   Barker
Michael Sean Tighe   ...   Frank
Juan Hernandez   ...   Papo
Rene Millan   ...   Steve
Nick Dunning   ...   Gynaecologist
Frank Wood   ...   Paediatrician
Merrina Millsapp   ...   Marina
Bernadette Quigley   ...   Hospital Administrator
Adrian Martinez   ...   Shopkeeper
Des Bishop   ...   Stockbroker in Taxi
Jason Salkey   ...   Tony
Neal Jones   ...   Immigration Officer #1
Bob Gallico   ...   Theatre Director
Sara James   ...   Papo's Girlfriend
Randall Carlton   ...   Immigration Officer #2
Ciaran Cronin   ...   Frankie
Nye Heron   ...   Blind Man
Jason Killalee   ...   Assistant Theatre Director
Chary O'Dea   ...   Mexican Woman with Child
Guy Carleton   ...   Man at Fair
Elaine Grollman   ...   Nun on School Steps
Jennifer Seifert   ...   Angela
Kathleen King   ...   Prize Giving Nun
Eilish Scanlon   ...   Nun Playing Piano
Tom Murphy   ...   Actor in Queue
Molly Glynn   ...   Sarah Mateo
Jer O'Leary   ...   Thomas Bakewell
Regina Roe   ...   Administrator / Nurse
Tamla Clarke   ...   Hospital Receptionist
Carmen Regan   ...   Doctor
Nisha Nayar   ...   Hospice Nurse
Rodrigo Pineda Sanchez   ...   Mexican Man Guitarist
Gabriela Quintero Lopez   ...   Mexican Woman Guitarist

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