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In the Name of the Father Details

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The [[Feature~V34071~My Left Foot~myleftfoot]] team of star [[Performer~P17559~Daniel Day-Lewis~danieldaylewis]] and director [[Performer~P111165~Jim Sheridan~jimsheridan]] 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 [[Performer~P70692~Emma Thompson~emmathompson]] 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
Brenda Swanson
as Judy Miller
Liam O'Callaghan
as Archivist 2
Nuala Moiselle
Rachel Dowling
as Policewoman
Tom Wilkinson
as Appeal Prosecutor
Joe McPartland
as Charlie Burke
Anthony Brophy
as Danny
Jer O'Leary
as Prisoner John O'Brien
Martin Dunne
as Prison Officer
Ronan Wilmot
as Paddy Maguire
George Shannon
Saffron Burrows
as Girl in Commune
Julian Walsh
as Soldier
Patsy Pollock
Tina Kellegher
as Policewoman
Sean Lawlor
as Remand Prison Officer
Penny Peyser
Rob Spendlove
as Detective
Denys Hawthorne
as Appeal Judge
Lou Castel
as Salvatore
Dave Duffy
as Prison Officer
Gary Hudson
as Nick Sharkey
Richard Graham
as Detective
Oliver Maguire
as Detective
Aidan Grenell
as Trial Judge
Robert Sampson
Darren McHugh
as Dixon's Son
Martin Murphy
as Detective
Frankie McCafferty
as Tommo
Jonathan Ryan
as Scottish Governor
Tony Denham
as Detective
Fiona Daly
as IRA Woman
Joe Jeffers
as Young Patrick Maguire
Jan-Michael Vincent
as Tom
Paul Raynor
as New Chief Prison Officer
Paul Savage
as Prisoner
Malcolm Tierney
as Home Office Official
Mal Whyte
as Cockney Prisoner
Michelle Moffett
as Carol
Jamie Harris
as Deptford Jim
Philip Davis
as Detective
Stanley Townsend
as Hooker's Driver
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
Alan Barry
as Archivist Jenkins

Crew

Jim Sheridan
Director
Jim Sheridan
Producer
Gabriel Byrne
Producer
Jim Sheridan
Screenwriter
Terry George
Screenwriter
Gerry Conlon
Book Author
Peter Biziou
Cinematographer
Trevor Jones
Composer (Music Score)
Gavin Friday
Featured Music
Bono
Featured Music
Maurice Seezer
Featured Music
Gerry Hambling
Editor
Caroline Amies
Production Designer
Mary Alleguen
Production Designer
Rick Butler
Art Director
Tom Brown
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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