This Is My Father (1998)

R   |    |  Drama, Romance

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Widowed Kieran Johnson is a lonely, middle-aged, Chicago-based high school history teacher who feels disconnected to his life. He decides to take a trip to his mother's small old hometown ... See full summary »




  • Aidan Quinn in This Is My Father (1998)
  • John Cusack in This Is My Father (1998)
  • This Is My Father (1998)
  • John Cusack, James Caan, and Aidan Quinn in This Is My Father (1998)
  • Colm Meaney, James Caan, and Jacob Tierney in This Is My Father (1998)
  • John Cusack, James Caan, Aidan Quinn, and Moya Farrelly in This Is My Father (1998)

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30 May 1999 | artie-8
Blessed Relief
There aren't many films these days that bring a tear to the eye for legitimate emotional reasons. "This is my Father",happily, is one of them that should! Beautifully acted, imaginatively directed, this movie will undoubtedly have a short run. It doesn't meet today's standards of gore, brutality or computer generated non-realities. But if you want to see a movie that will tug at your heart and sensitivities,hurry down and see this heartbreaking ,yet heartwarming, story of requited ,yet unfulfilled, love.My test for a movie is very simple and timeworn. If I am sorry to see the credits roll, I know I've seen a fine movie.Man,was I sad to see those credits roll on bye.

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Release Date:

7 May 1999



Country of Origin

Ireland, Canada

Filming Locations

Croghan, Co. Offaly. Ireland

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,876 9 May 1999

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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