Academy-Award® winner Daniel Day Lewis gives a impassioned performance in this riveting drama that mirrors one man's 15 year struggle and ultimate triumph over a terrible injustice. Oscar® winner Emma Thompson co-stars in the gripping film the 'LA Times' calls "A pollitically charged 'Fugitive'." 'In the Name of the Father' tells the true saga of Gerry Conlon. A petty thief in strife torn 70's Belfast, Gerry's main interests are getting drunk and partying, much to the dismay of his quiet, frail father Giuseppe (Pete Postlethwaite). When Gerry angers the IRA, his father sends him to England, where his antics land him in the wrong place at the wrong time. Innocent, but forced to confess to a savage terrorist bombing, he is sentenced to life in imprisonment as one of the "Guildford Four". An innocent Giuseppe is also arrested and jailed, and while behind bars, Gerry slowly learns that his father's seaming weakness marks an unmatched inner strength and wisdom. Working with a fiercely dedicated lawer (Emma Thompson), Gerry determines to prove his innocence, clear his father's name and expose the truth behind one of the most shameful legal events in recent history.

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In the Name of the Father (1993)

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Drama · 2h 13m · 12/13/1993

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In the name of truth... In the name of justice... In the name of love.

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Academy-Award® winner Daniel Day Lewis gives a impassioned performance in this riveting drama that mirrors one man's 15 year struggle and ultimate triumph over a terrible injustice. Oscar® winner Emma Thompson co-stars in the gripping film the 'LA Times' calls "A pollitically charged 'Fugitive'." 'In the Name of the Father' tells the true saga of Gerry Conlon. A petty thief in strife torn 70's Belfast, Gerry's main interests are getting drunk and partying, much to the dismay of his quiet, frail father Giuseppe (Pete Postlethwaite). When Gerry angers the IRA, his father sends him to England, where his antics land him in the wrong place at the wrong time. Innocent, but forced to confess to a savage terrorist bombing, he is sentenced to life in imprisonment as one of the "Guildford Four". An innocent Giuseppe is also arrested and jailed, and while behind bars, Gerry slowly learns that his father's seaming weakness marks an unmatched inner strength and wisdom. Working with a fiercely dedicated lawer (Emma Thompson), Gerry determines to prove his innocence, clear his father's name and expose the truth behind one of the most shameful legal events in recent history.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Countries

Ireland, United Kingdom

Production Companies

Hell's Kitchen Films, Universal Pictures

Budget

$13,000,000

Revenue

$65,796,862
Cast
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Alison Crosbie

Girl in Pub
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Tina Kellegher

Policewoman
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Marie Jones

Sarah Conlon
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Anna Meegan

Granny Conlon
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Pete Postlethwaite

Giuseppe Conlon
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Julian Walsh

Soldier
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Daniel Day-Lewis

Gerry Conlon
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Philip King

Guildford Soldier
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Emma Thompson

Gareth Peirce
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Nye Heron

IRA Man 1
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Anthony Brophy

Danny
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Frankie McCafferty

Tommo
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Rachael Dowling

Policewoman
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Paul Warriner

Soldier
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Catherine Dunne

Woman on Balcony
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Jo Connor

Bin Lady
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Karen Carlisle

Female Rioter
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Seamus Moran

IRA Man 2
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Billy Byrne

IRA Man 3
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Maureen McBride

Mother
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Jane Nolan

Girl with Baby
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Laurence Griffin

Boy in Riot
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Jason Murtagh

Boy in Riot
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Kelly McKeavney

Young Girl
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Joanna Irvine

Ann Conlon
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Stuart Wolfenden

Soldier (as Stuart Wolvenden)
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Fiona Daly

IRA Woman
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Maurice Kehoe

Detective
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Richard Graham

Detective
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Trevor Stynes

Police Officer (uncredited)
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Reamonn O'Byrne

Extra (uncredited)
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Leah McCullagh

Bridie Conlon
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John Lynch

Paul Hill
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Beatie Edney

Carole Richardson
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Saffron Burrows

Girl in Commune
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Mark Sheppard

Paddy Armstrong
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Jamie Harris

Deptford Jim
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Britta Smith

Annie Maguire
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Oliver Maguire

Detective
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Don Baker

Joe McAndrew
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Mick Tohill

Man in Bookies
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Peter Sheridan Sr.

Manager of Bookies (as Peter Sheridan Snr.)
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Joe McPartland

Charlie Burke
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Stanley Townsend

Hooker's Driver
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Corin Redgrave

Robert Dixon
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Gerard McSorley

Detective Pavis
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Tim Perrin

Detective
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Tony Denham

Detective
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Rob Spendlove

Detective
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Phil Davis

Detective (as Philip Davis)
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Martin Murphy

Detective
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Barbara Mulcahy

Marian
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Ronan Wilmot

Paddy Maguire
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Maclean Burke

Young Vincent Maguire
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Joe Jeffers

Young Patrick Maguire
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Peter Howitt

Remand Prison Officer
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Sean Lawlor

Remand Prison Officer
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Brian de Salvo

Remand Prison Officer
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Luke Hayden

Remand Prison Officer
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Aiden Grennell

Trial Judge (as Aidan Grennell)
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Daniel Massey

Prosecutor
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Bosco Hogan

Defense Counsel
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Kenneth Edge

Jury Foreman
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Aine O'Connor

Dixon's Wife
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Guy Carleton

Prison Admissions Officer
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John Benfield

Chief PO Barker
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Dave Duffy

Prison Officer
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Martin Dunne

Prison Officer
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Larry Murphy

Old Prison Officer
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Richard Michaelis

Cockney Prisoner
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Mal Whyte

Cockney Prisoner
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John Gallagher

Cockney Prisoner
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Marcus Lynch

Cockney Prisoner
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Frank Harper

Ronnie Smalls
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Jer O'Leary

Prisoner John O'Brien
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Joey Cashman

Prisoner
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Alan Amsby

Prisoner
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Paul O'Grady

Prisoner (as Paul Savage)
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Owen Conroy

Prisoner
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Dee Man Kole

Prisoner
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Alistair Findlay

Forensic Scientist
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Bernard Pellegrinetti

Prisoner
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Alan O'Connor

Prisoner
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Peter Sheridan

Priest
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Mario McGovern

Prisoner
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John Joe Fontana

Prisoner
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Terry O'Neill

Prisoner
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Joey Legaspi

Prisoner
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Jimmie Bergin

Prisoner
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John Higgins

Prisoner
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Paterson Joseph

Benbay
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Malcolm Tierney

Home Office Official
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Iain Montague

Leader of Delegation
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Paul Raynor

New Chief Prison Officer
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Clodagh Conroy

Dixon's Secretary
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Darren McHugh

Dixon's Son
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Emeka Okeki

Prisoner
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Peter Campbell

Government Official
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Alan Barry

Archivist Jenkins
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Jonathan Ryan

Scottish Governor
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John Pickles

Procedural Court Judge
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Liam O'Callaghan

Archivist 2
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Denys Hawthorne

Appeal Judge
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Tom Wilkinson

Appeal Prosecutor
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Marlon Brando

Don Vito Corleone (archive footage)
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Al Pacino

Michael Corleone (archive footage)
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Shimmy Marcus

Prisoner (uncredited)
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Deirdre Mulrooney

Lady with a Baby (uncredited)
Crew
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Terry George

Writer
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Jim Sheridan

Writer
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Gerry Conlon

Writer
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Jim Sheridan

Director
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Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

In the Name of the Father

(DVD)

7/8/1998

Disc Title Front Cover

In the Name of the Father

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

5/8/2013

Disc Title Front Cover

In the Name of the Father

(Blu-ray)

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