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In the Name of the Father Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The team of star Daniel Day-Lewis and director Jim Sheridan were reunited to make this political docudrama about Irish citizen Gerry Conlon (Day-Lewis), who was wrongly convicted of taking part in an IRA bombing that killed five in Guildford, England in 1974. After a brutal interrogation forces him to sign a false confession, Gerry is sentenced to prison, his family is raked over the coals, and later his father Giuseppe (Pete Postelthwaite) is charged with being an accomplice and is also sent to prison where he lives out the last days of his life. Day-Lewis gives an outstanding performance as a man tormented by the injustice served him. Watch for Emma Thompson as the persevering lawyer who works for years, gathering evidence to clear Gerry's name. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

  • Release date:September 7, 1972

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jim Sheridan Best Director 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jim Sheridan Best Adapted Screenplay 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jim Sheridan Best Picture 1993 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jim Sheridan Best Adapted Screenplay 1994 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Maurice Seezer Best Original Song 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Terry George Best Adapted Screenplay 1993 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 1993 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Daniel Day-Lewis Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 1993 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Emma Thompson Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Emma Thompson Best Supporting Actress 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Pete Postlethwaite Best Supporting Actor 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gerry Hambling Best Editing 1993 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Bono Best Original Song 1993 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Gavin Friday Best Original Song 1993 Nominee

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis
as Gerald Conlon
Pete Postlethwaite
as Guiseppe Conlon
Emma Thompson
as Gareth Peirce
John Lynch
as Paul Hill
Corin Redgrave
as Robert Dixon
Beatie Edney
as Carole Richardson
John Benfield
as Chief PO Barker
Gerard McSorley
as Belfast Detective Pavis
Frank Harper
as Ronnie Smalls
Britta Smith
as Anne Maguire
Daniel Massey
as Prosecutor
Bosco Hogan
as Defense Counsel
Gary Hudson
as Nick Sharkey
Michelle Moffett
as Carol
Nuala Moiselle
Penny Peyser
Patsy Pollock
Robert Sampson
Brenda Swanson
as Judy Miller
Jan-Michael Vincent
as Tom
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
George Shannon
Frankie McCafferty
as Tommo
Julian Walsh
as Soldier
Saffron Burrows
as Girl in Commune
Joe McPartland
as Charlie Burke
Stanley Townsend
as Hooker's Driver
Tony Denham
as Detective
Rob Spendlove
as Detective
Philip Davis
as Detective
Martin Murphy
as Detective
Richard Graham
as Detective
Oliver Maguire
as Detective
Rachel Dowling
as Policewoman
Tina Kellegher
as Policewoman
Joe Jeffers
as Young Patrick Maguire
Sean Lawlor
as Remand Prison Officer
Aidan Grenell
as Trial Judge
Dave Duffy
as Prison Officer
Martin Dunne
as Prison Officer
Mal Whyte
as Cockney Prisoner
Jer O'Leary
as Prisoner John O'Brien
Paul Savage
as Prisoner
Malcolm Tierney
as Home Office Official
Paul Raynor
as New Chief Prison Officer
Darren McHugh
as Dixon's Son
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
Ronan Wilmot
as Paddy Maguire
Anthony Brophy
as Danny
Fiona Daly
as IRA Woman
Jamie Harris
as Deptford Jim
Joe McPartland
as Charlie Burke
Dave Duffy
as Prison Officer
Fiona Daly
as IRA Woman
Jan-Michael Vincent
as Tom
Ronan Wilmot
as Paddy Maguire
Martin Dunne
as Prison Officer
Alan Barry
as Archivist Jenkins
Tina Kellegher
as Policewoman
Joe Jeffers
as Young Patrick Maguire
Paul Savage
as Prisoner
Tony Denham
as Detective
Frankie McCafferty
as Tommo
Tom Wilkinson
as Appeal Prosecutor
Mal Whyte
as Cockney Prisoner
Michelle Moffett
as Carol
Jer O'Leary
as Prisoner John O'Brien
Philip Davis
as Detective
Rachel Dowling
as Policewoman
Anthony Brophy
as Danny
Gary Hudson
as Nick Sharkey
Malcolm Tierney
as Home Office Official
Denys Hawthorne
as Appeal Judge
Rob Spendlove
as Detective
Lou Castel
as Salvatore
Darren McHugh
as Dixon's Son
Liam O'Callaghan
as Archivist 2
Jonathan Ryan
as Scottish Governor
Stanley Townsend
as Hooker's Driver
Brenda Swanson
as Judy Miller
Sean Lawlor
as Remand Prison Officer
Paul Raynor
as New Chief Prison Officer
Aidan Grenell
as Trial Judge
Martin Murphy
as Detective
Oliver Maguire
as Detective
Richard Graham
as Detective
Saffron Burrows
as Girl in Commune
Julian Walsh
as Soldier

Crew

Jim Sheridan
Director
Gabriel Byrne
Producer
Jim Sheridan
Producer
Jim Sheridan
Screenwriter
Terry George
Screenwriter
Gerry Conlon
Book Author
Peter Biziou
Cinematographer
Bono
Featured Music
Gavin Friday
Featured Music
Trevor Jones
Composer (Music Score)
Maurice Seezer
Featured Music
Gerry Hambling
Editor
Mary Alleguen
Production Designer
Caroline Amies
Production Designer
Tom Brown
Art Director
Rick Butler
Art Director
Arthur Lappin
Co-producer
Gabriel Byrne
Executive Producer
Joan Bergin
Costume Designer
Joss Williams
Special Effects
Gerry Toomey
First Assistant Director
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