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In the Name of the Father

(DVD - 1998)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
In the Name of the Father
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Fact-based film about Gerry Conlon, a young Irish punk who is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and forced to confess to a terrorist bombing. He and his father, along with friends of Gerry, are found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. There, his father shows his true strength, and Gerry works to prove their innocence and clear his father's name.
Statement of Responsibility: Universal Pictures presents a Jim Sheridan film ; screenplay by Terry George & Jim Sheridan ; produced and directed by Jim Sheridan
Title: In the name of the father
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Video, [1998]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (R) (133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Based on the autobiographical book: Proved innocent / by Gerry Conlon
Originally released as a motion picture in 1993
Special features: Production notes ; cast & filmmakers' bios ; film highlights
Credits: Director of photography, Peter Biziou ; production designer, Caroline Amies ; editor, Gerry Hambling ; music, Trevor Jones ; original songs by Bono, Gavin Friday, Maurice Seezer.
Performers: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Emma Thompson, John Lynch, Corin Redgrave, Tom Wilkinson, Malcom Tierney, Daniel Massey.
Summary: Fact-based film about Gerry Conlon, a young Irish punk who is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and forced to confess to a terrorist bombing. He and his father, along with friends of Gerry, are found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. There, his father shows his true strength, and Gerry works to prove their innocence and clear his father's name.
System Details: DVD; Dolby surround; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation
DVD; Dolby surround; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation
Anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation
DVD
Other Language: English or French language soundtrack (Dolby surround) with optional Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned in English
Subject Headings: Conlon, Gerry Film adaptations Conlon, Gerry Drama False imprisonment England Drama Judicial error England Drama Fathers and sons Ireland Drama Prisons England Drama Terrorism England Guildford Drama Bombings England Guildford Drama Bombing investigation England Guildford Drama
Genre/Form: Prison films
Biographical films
Feature films
Feature films-Great Britain
Feature films-Ireland
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Spanish language materials
Topical Term: False imprisonment
Judicial error
Fathers and sons
Prisons
Terrorism
Bombings
Bombing investigation
Publisher No: 20248
ISBN: 0783227906
Branch Call Number: DVD 792.9 I
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Oct 20, 2014
  • talktimereader rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Dec 03, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A well acted, all to erie film.

Aug 20, 2013
  • 2101kol rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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

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Nov 14, 2009
  • cali_kiwi rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

cali_kiwi thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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