In the Name of the Father

In the Name of the Father

DVD - 1998
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Fact-based film about Gerry Conlon, a young Irish punk who is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and forced to confess to a terrorist bombing. He and his father, along with friends of Gerry, are found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. There, his father shows his true strength, and Gerry works to prove their innocence and clear his father's name.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Video, [1998]
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9780783227900
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (R)(133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Call Number: DVD INT


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Jan 30, 2015

Based on the true story of the Conlons and others falsely convicted of involvement in a terrorist bombing, this film is a magnificent character study examining injustice, family, and inner strength. Day-Lewis is a force of nature as Gerry Conlon, cast into prison for something he had no part in, his life changed from an irresponsible youth to defiance and personal conviction. Just as strong a performance comes from Pete Postlethwaite playing his father, wrongly incarcerated with him, as father and son find themselves for years getting to know each other and Gerry gets to see his father's inner strength. Emma Thompson appears as the attorney taking their case and filing an appeal. A powerful film that should have won Oscars, and instead got passed over for much less worthy material. One of the best films of the 90s.

Oct 20, 2014

Interesting film and extremely well written and acted concerning the English/Irish 'problems'. Also look at 'justice' in times of severe political unrest. Daniel Day Lewis, Pete Posthelwaite and Emma Thompson were oustanding.

btmslt Dec 03, 2013

A well acted, all to erie film.

Aug 20, 2013

Daniel Day-Lewis gives another good performance in this drama about the people wrongfully convicted in the Guilford Pub bombings.


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