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In the Name of the Father

The movie In the Name of the Father was based on the book In the Name of the Father.

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Movie details for In the Name of the Father

The movie was released in 1993 and directed by Jim Sheridan. In the Name of the Father was produced by Universal Studios. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com.

Actors on this movie include Alison Crosbie, Philip King, Emma Thompson, Nye Heron, Daniel Day-Lewis, Anthony Brophy, Frankie McCafferty, Paul Warriner, Julian Walsh, Mark Sheppard, Stuart Wolfenden, Jo Connor, Karen Carlisle, Seamus Moran, Billy Byrne (II), Maureen McBride, Jane Nolan, Laurence Griffin, Jason Murtagh and Kelly McKeavney.

 

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Based on a true story, this rousing and tough-minded film details British overzealousness in prosecuting an IRA bombing in the 1970s. Grabbing up a pair of small-time thieves (Daniel Day-Lewis and John Lynch) and their families, the government concocts a ... Read More
Based on a true story, this rousing and tough-minded film details British overzealousness in prosecuting an IRA bombing in the 1970s. Grabbing up a pair of small-time thieves (Daniel Day-Lewis and John Lynch) and their families, the government concocts a conspiracy case against them and tosses them all in jail. Until then, Day-Lewis has been a ne'er-do-well, an apolitical goof looking for a quick score. But confronted with the toughness of his own father (Pete Postlethwaite) in the face of British torture, he begins to realize just what the stakes are. In the Name of the Father is at times grueling and never less than compelling, with a complex performance by Day-Lewis and a strong one by Emma Thompson, as the lawyer who finally cracks through the British obstructions to the truth. --Marshall Fine

Book details for In the Name of the Father

In the Name of the Father was written by Gerry Conlon. The book was published in 1993 by Penguin Books Ltd. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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