In the Name of the Father

Lists: Drama, Biopic, Best Picture nominee 1990 to 1999

Brief Synopsis: "A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father and other relatives in London are also implicated in the crime. He spends fifteen years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1993: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Daniel Day-Lewis (Gerry Conlon)
  • Emma Thompson (Gareth Peirce)
  • Pete Postlethwaite (Giuseppe Conlon)
  • John Lynch (Paul Hill)
  • Beatie Edney (Carole Richardson)
  • Mark Sheppard (Paddy Armstrong)
  • Jim Sheridan (Director)