In the Name of the Father Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 1197

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 132

Theatrical Release Date: 12/29/1993

Language: English

Genre: Biography, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Jim Sheridan

Actors: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Mark Sheppard, Anthony Brophy, Pete Postlethwaite, Frankie McCafferty

Plot: An man and his father are wrongly convicted of IRA terrorist bombings in 1970s England, and must fight against all odds to prove their innocence. -- pixienerd487

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 09/13/2011

A moving and powerful legal drama that succeeds when it focuses on the emotions of a family put under great duress. The legal courtroom parts get bogged down with pacing issues sometimes, but the personal moments between father and son in prison are golden. Both Day-Lewis and Postlethwaite turn in magnificent performances.

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chgojack - wrote on 05/18/2010

A very powerful film!

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pixienerd487 - wrote on 05/09/2009

This is a wonderful movie, a must for anyone who enjoys a good underdog story. It starts off strong, loses momentum toward the end, but is worth seeing for the performances of Daniel Day-Lewis and Pete Postlethwaite. Yes, this is a true story about injustice and political corruption, but at its heart is the relationship between father and son. Look out for the scene when Day-Lewis and Postlethwaite talk for the first time in jail, it's one of the best in recent film history!

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 10/13/2011

A film about the real story of the Guildford Four, 4 individuals wrongfully accused for being responsible in the IRA's Guildford pub bombings. Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis) is a carefree soul who does everything to survive with friend Paul Hill (John Lynch). The other 2 victims were Paddy Armstrong (Mark Sheppard) and Carole Richardson (Beatie Edney). The heartless Inspector Robert Dixon (Corin Redgrave) was responsible for imprisoning the four which includes Giuseppe Conlon (Pete Postlethwaite). Gareth Peirce (Emma Thompson) is a lawyer who sides with the Conlon’s to attain justice. From the beginning of the film, it will grab your attention because of its enticing soundtrack (Bono, The Kinks, Bob Marley, Sinead O’Connor, etc.) and the development of Gerry. A brilliant …

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