Frankie Starlight | 1995

Drama, Adaptation
Set in a post-World War II Ireland, this is the story of Frankie and his mother Bernadette who, as an 18-year-old girl, left France smuggled aboard a troop ship in return for sexual favors. Put ashore in Ireland, the ...more

Cast

... Bernadette

Actor

... Terry Klout

Actor

... Jack Kelly

Actor

... Emma

Actor

... Young Emma

Actor

... Frank Bois

Actor

... Young Frank

Actor

... Handy Paige

Actor

... Effa Kelly

Actor

... Albert Bois

Actor

... Anne Marie Bois

Actor

... Marcia

Actor

Company

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

Rimb Productions

Production Company

Synopsis

Set in a post-World War II Ireland, this is the story of Frankie and his mother Bernadette who, as an 18-year-old girl, left France smuggled aboard a troop ship in return for sexual favors. Put ashore in Ireland, the penniless Bernadette gives birth to Frankie. Through the kindness of customs officer Jack Kelly, Bernadette is able to raise Frankie in Dublin. Jack teaches Frankie about the stars, sparking in him a life-long mystical obsession with the cosmos. As an adult, Frankie weaves his love for and knowledge of astrology into a novel based on his recollections of his mother's history. After his book is published and he moves from isolation to potential celebrity, we discover how his mother's colorful exploits shaped Frankie's life.

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