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Thumbnail for In the Name of the Father (1993) In the Name of the Father (1993)

Basics Critics:75Viewers:74Rusty:77
Category: Bio/History, DramaSub-Category: biographical film, prison film, trial film, political drama, drama filmMain subject: The Troubles, Irish Republican ArmyNarrative location: Northern IrelandRuntime: 133 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United Kingdom, United States, IrelandDirector: Jim SheridanScreenwriter: Terry George, Jim Sheridan, Gerry ConlonMusic: Trevor JonesCinematography: Peter BiziouStars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Pete Postlethwaite, John Lynch, Corin Redgrave, Mark Sheppard, Tom Wilkinson, Saffron Burrows, Beatie Edney, Don Baker, Frank Harper, Richard GrahamProducer: Jim Sheridan, Gabriel Byrne, Terry GeorgeAwards won: Golden BearAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis)
Academy Award for Best Director (Jim Sheridan)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Gerry Hambling)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Jim Sheridan)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Pete Postlethwaite)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Emma Thompson)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Terry George, Jim Sheridan)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father and other relatives in London are also implicated in the crime. He spends fifteen years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence.

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