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Year: 1993
Original Title: In the Name of the Father
Length: 133 minutes
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Studios: Universal Pictures
Age rating: Suitable only for 15 years and over

Release Dates

United Kingdom: February 11 1994

United States: December 29 1993

Ranking

Ranking: 844 out of 16,430 movies (up 319)

Ranked #114 in list 'The best movies ever'

8,9

8.9 by 17 users

Plot

A petty thief in strife-torn '70s Belfast, Gerry's main interests are getting drunk and partying, much to the dismay of his quiet, frail father Giuseppe. When Gerry angers the IRA, his father sends him to England, where his antics land him in the wrong place at the wrong time. Innocent, but forced to confess to a savage terrorist bombing, he is sentenced to life imprisonment as one of the "Guildford Four." An innocent Giuseppe is also arrested and jailed, and while behind bars, Gerry slowly learns that his father's seeming weakness masks an unmatched inner strength and wisdom. Working with a fiercely dedicated lawyer, Gerry determines to prove his innocence, clear his father's name and expose the truth behind one of the most shameful legal events in recent history.

Awards

Premios
Año
Nominaciones
Premios ganados
Academy Awards (Oscars)Academy Awards (Oscars)
1994
7
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Director

Cast In the Name of the Father

Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis

Gerry Conlon

Tom Wilkinson

Tom Wilkinson

Prosecutor

Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson

Gareth Peirce

Pete Postlethwaite

Pete Postlethwaite

Guiseppe Conlon

Phil Davis

Phil Davis

Detective

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