In the Name of the Father

1993

In the Name of the Father

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True story of Irish youth wrongly convicted for IRA bombing in 1974 as he and his father are taken to prison and forgotten. Powerful drama details their fight to survive in prison and to reveal the truth of their innocence.

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Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis
as Gerry Conlon
Pete Postlethwaite
as Giuseppe Conlon
Emma Thompson
as Gareth Pierce
Don Baker
as McAndrew
Joanna Irvine
as Ann Conlon
Beatie Edney
as Carole Richardson
Gerard McSorley
as Belfast Detective Pavis
Daniel Massey
as Prosecutor
John Benfield
as Chief PO Barker
Mark A. Sheppard
as Paddy Armstrong
Alison Crosbie
as Girl in Pub
Philip King
as Guildford Soldier
Nye Heron
as 1st IRA Man
Gary Hudson
as Nick Sharkey
Julian Walsh
as Soldier
Jo Connor
as Bin Lady
Karen Carlisle
as Female Rioter
Brenda Swanson
as Judy Miller
Seamus Moran
as 2nd Ira Man
Billy Byrne
as 3rd Ira Man
Mary Jane Nolan Kelly
as Girl with Baby
Laurence Griffin
as Boy in Riot
Jason Murtaugh
as Boy in Riot
Kelly McKeavney
as Young Girl
Fiona Daly
as IRA Woman
Joe McPartland
as Charlie Burke
Catherine Dunne
as Woman on Balcony
Stanley Townsend
as Hooker's Driver
Anna Meegan
as Granny Conlon
Tony Denham
as Detective
Marie Jones
as Sarah Conlon
Rob Spendlove
as Detective
Leah McCullagh
as Bridie Conlon
Philip Davis
as Detective
Saffron Burrows
as Girl in Commune
Martin Murphy
as Detective
Jamie Harris
as Deptford Jim
Richard Graham
as Detective
Oliver Maguire
as Detective
Ronan Wilmot
as Paddy Maguire
Rachel Dowling
as Policewoman
MacLean Burke
as Young Vincent Maguire
Joe Jeffers
as Young Patrick Maguire
Tina Kellegher
as Policewoman
Aidan Grennell
as Trial Judge
Bosco Hogan
as Defense Counsel
Sean Lawlor
as Remand Prison Officer
Aidan Grenell
as Trial Judge
Kenneth Edge
as Jury Foreman
Frank Harper
as Ronnie Smalls
Dave Duffy
as Prison Officer
Martin Dunne
as Prison Officer
Jer O'Leary
as Prisoner John O'Brien
Mal Whyte
as Cockney Prisoner
Paul Savage
as Prisoner
Malcolm Tierney
as Home Office Official
Paul Raynor
as New Chief Prison Officer
Darren McHugh
as Dixon's Son
Peter Campbell
as Government Official
Alan Barry
as Archivist Jenkins
Jonathan Ryan
as Scottish Governor
Liam O'Callaghan
as Archivist 2
Denys Hawthorne
as Appeal Judge
Tom Wilkinson
as Appeal Prosecutor
Lou Castel
as Salvatore
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  • Jim Sheridan tells his gripping tale with a fury that stokes up an audience the way early Costa Gavras movies used to do.

    Feb 14, 2018 | Full Review…

    David Ansen

    Newsweek
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  • Daniel Day-Lewis is remarkable.

    Feb 28, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • In the Name of the Father is a model of this kind of engaged, enraged filmmaking, a politically charged Fugitive that uses one of the most celebrated cases of recent British history to steamroller an audience with the power of rousing, polemical cinema.

    Feb 28, 2014 | Full Review…
  • At every point, Day-Lewis is at the center of the story, and he carries the film with an impassioned performance. It helps that it's a great part.

    Feb 28, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The picture turns into a kind of stylized morality play about the right and the wrong ways for Irishmen to respond to distorted portraits of their character, and it's terrifically effective.

    Feb 28, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Day-Lewis, so intricately repressed in The Age of Innocence, here offers a role reversal in an unreserved and emotional performance that throws caution and inhibition to the winds.

    Feb 28, 2014 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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