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Boulder CO USA
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  • Finding Paddy

  • By: Steven McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Steven McCarthy
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Filmmaker Steve McCarthy explores the meaning of heroism by discovering the life of his friend, Captain Paddy Brown, New York's most decorated fireman who died on 9/11. McCarthy starts with Brown's incredible acts of heroism, saving people from flames, breathing life into fire victims. Eventually, McCarthy finds a more complicated subtext: Brown's childhood in an alcoholic home, his abuse by priests, his rape at age 13, his traumatic tour of duty as a Marine in Vietnam, his string of lovers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of a kind

  • By Thomas Kennedy Jr on 09-08-16

Not a book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-13

This is the soundtrack to a video. Listening to it is not the same experience as seeing the video, since the speakers are rarely identified.