In 1999 a film version was released. It was co-written and directed by Alan Parker starring Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens, and Michael Legge, as the Young, Middle and Older Frank McCourt respectively and Emily Watson as McCourt's mother Angela.
The film begins when the McCourt family move back to Ireland after experience hardship in America. Many of the Street scenes were filmed in Cork, Ireland The film soundtrack was composed and conducted by John Williams, and features songs by Billie Holiday and Sinéad O'Connor.
In 2012, a live recording of Angela's Ashes Suite conducted by John Williams and narrated by Frank McCourt himself was released for download on www.tanglewood.org.