In the Name of the Father

In the Name of the Father

DVD - 1998
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A young Irish man is falsely imprisoned for a terrorist bombing in England along with his equally innocent father. Based on a true story.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal ; [Willowdale, Ont. : Distributed by Universal Studios Home Video Canada, 1998]
ISBN: 9780783227900
0783227906
Branch Call Number: DVD 364.1523092 Conlo 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (133 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container

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Keogh
Jan 30, 2015

Based on the true story of the Conlons and others falsely convicted of involvement in a terrorist bombing, this film is a magnificent character study examining injustice, family, and inner strength. Day-Lewis is a force of nature as Gerry Conlon, cast into prison for something he had no part in, his life changed from an irresponsible youth to defiance and personal conviction. Just as strong a performance comes from Pete Postlethwaite playing his father, wrongly incarcerated with him, as father and son find themselves for years getting to know each other and Gerry gets to see his father's inner strength. Emma Thompson appears as the attorney taking their case and filing an appeal. A powerful film that should have won Oscars, and instead got passed over for much less worthy material. One of the best films of the 90s.

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talktimereader
Oct 20, 2014

Interesting film and extremely well written and acted concerning the English/Irish 'problems'. Also look at 'justice' in times of severe political unrest. Daniel Day Lewis, Pete Posthelwaite and Emma Thompson were oustanding.

btmslt Dec 03, 2013

A well acted, all to erie film.

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2101kol
Aug 20, 2013

Daniel Day-Lewis gives another good performance in this drama about the people wrongfully convicted in the Guilford Pub bombings.

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cali_kiwi
Nov 14, 2009

cali_kiwi thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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