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In the Name of the Father

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MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Docudrama
Director: Jim Sheridan

Unemployed young Irishman Gerry Conlon gets by as a petty thief in 1970s Belfast. When local IRA leaders get fed up with him, he flees to England and meets up with his friend Paul Hill . On the same night that the IRA bombs a nearby pub, the friends get kicked out of their communal digs and are forced to sleep in a park. He returns to Belfast, but is arrested as the prime suspect in the bombing and imprisoned, where he spends 15 years trying to clear his name.

Cast :

  • Daniel Day-Lewis
  • Gerry Conlon
  • Pete Postlethwaite
  • Giuseppe Conlon
  • Emma Thompson
  • Gareth Peirce
  • John Lynch
  • Paul Hill
  • Corin Redgrave
  • Robert Dixon
  • Beatie Edney
  • Carole Richardson
  • Daniel Massey
  • Prosecutor
  • Alison Crosbie
  • Girl in Pub
Producers :
Jim Sheridan
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