, Brenda Fricker
, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan
, Declan Croghan, Eanna MacLiam, Marie Conmee, Cyril Cusack
, Phelim Drew, Ruth McCabe, Fiona Shaw
, Ray McAnally
, Pat Laffan
, Derry Power, Hugh O'Conor
Christy Brown is a spastic quadriplegic born to a large, poor Irish family. His mother, Mrs Brown, recognizes the intelligence and humanity in the lad everyone else regards as a vegetable. Eventually, Christy matures into a cantankerous writer who uses his only functional limb, his left foot, to write with.