In the Name of the Father

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Young Belfastian Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis) admits that he was in London at the time of the incident. He also admits that he is not a model citizen, having committed a petty robbery while in London. He does however profess his innocence when it comes to the bombing of the Guildford Pub in London in 1974, the event which killed several people inside. A self-professed non-political person, he and his three co-accused, dubbed the Guildford Four, are thought to be provisional members of the I.R.A. Their self-professed innocence is despite each having signed a statement of guilt which they claim were signed under duress. Their case includes having provable alibis for the time frame of the bombing. And eventually, Joe McAndrew (Don Baker), a known I.R.A. member, admits to the bombing. Dubbed the Maguire Seven, seven others, primarily members of Gerry's extended family including his father Giuseppe (Pete Postlethwaite), are accused of being accessories to the bombing. Following on the ...

Director: Jim Sheridan
Writer: Gerry Conlon (autobiographical book "Proved Innocent"), Terry George (screenplay), Jim Sheridan (screenplay)
Production: Universal Pictures
Year: 1993
MetaScore: 84/100
ImdbRating: 8.1
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 25 Feb 1994
Awards: Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 34 nominations.


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Girl in Pub - Alison Crosbie
Gerry Conlon - Daniel Day-Lewis
Guildford Soldier - Philip King
Gareth Peirce - Emma Thompson
IRA Man 1 - Nye Heron
Soldier - Paul Warriner
Soldier - Julian Walsh
Soldier (as Stuart Wolvenden) - Stuart Wolfenden
Bin Lady - Jo Connor
Female Rioter - Karen Carlisle
IRA Man 2 - Seamus Moran
IRA Man 3 - Billy Byrne
Girl with Baby - Jane Nolan
Boy in Riot - Laurence Griffin
Boy in Riot - Jason Murtagh
Young Girl - Kelly McKeavney
Ann Conlon - Joanna Irvine
IRA Woman - Fiona Daly
Woman on Balcony - Catherine Dunne
Giuseppe Conlon - Pete Postlethwaite
Granny Conlon - Anna Meegan
Sarah Conlon - Marie Jones
Bridie Conlon - Leah McCullagh
Paul Hill - John Lynch
Carole Richardson - Beatie Edney
Girl in Commune - Saffron Burrows
Paddy Armstrong - Mark Sheppard
Deptford Jim - Jamie Harris
Annie Maguire - Britta Smith
Joe McAndrew - Don Baker
Man in Bookies - Mick Tohill
Manager of Bookies (as Peter Sheridan Snr.) - Peter Sheridan Sr.
Charlie Burke - Joe McPartland
Hooker's Driver - Stanley Townsend
Robert Dixon - Corin Redgrave
Detective Pavis - Gerard McSorley
Detective - Tim Perrin
Detective - Tony Denham
Detective - Rob Spendlove
Detective - Phil Davis
Detective - Martin Murphy
Detective - Richard Graham
Detective - Oliver Maguire
Detective - Maurice Kehoe
Policewoman - Rachael Dowling
Policewoman - Tina Kellegher
Paddy Maguire - Ronan Wilmot
Young Vincent Maguire - Maclean Burke
Young Patrick Maguire - Joe Jeffers
Forensic Scientist - Alistair Findlay
Remand Prison Officer - Peter Howitt
Remand Prison Officer - Sean Lawlor
Remand Prison Officer - Brian de Salvo
Remand Prison Officer - Luke Hayden
Trial Judge (as Aidan Grennell) - Aiden Grennell
Prosecutor - Daniel Massey
Defense Counsel - Bosco Hogan
Jury Foreman - Kenneth Edge
Dixon's Wife - Aine O'Connor
Prison Admissions Officer - Guy Carleton
Chief PO Barker - John Benfield
Prison Officer - Dave Duffy
Prison Officer - Martin Dunne
Old Prison Officer - Larry Murphy
Cockney Prisoner - Richard Michaelis
Cockney Prisoner - Mal Whyte
Cockney Prisoner - John Gallagher
Cockney Prisoner - Marcus Lynch
Ronnie Smalls - Frank Harper
Prisoner John O'Brien - Jer O'Leary
Prisoner - Joey Cashman
Prisoner - Alan Amsby
Prisoner (as Paul Savage) - Paul O'Grady
Prisoner - Owen Conroy
Prisoner - Dee Man Kole
Prisoner - Emeka Okeki
Prisoner - Alan O'Connor
Prisoner - Mario McGovern
Prisoner - John Joe Fontana
Prisoner - Terry O'Neill
Prisoner - Joey Legaspi
Prisoner - Jimmie Bergin
Prisoner - John Higgins
Home Office Official - Malcolm Tierney
Leader of Delegation - Iain Montague
New Chief Prison Officer - Paul Raynor
Dixon's Secretary - Clodagh Conroy
Dixon's Son - Darren McHugh
Government Official - Peter Campbell
Archivist Jenkins - Alan Barry
Scottish Governor - Jonathan Ryan
Procedural Court Judge - John Pickles
Archivist 2 - Liam O'Callaghan
Appeal Judge - Denys Hawthorne
Appeal Prosecutor - Tom Wilkinson
Don Vito Corleone (archive footage) - Marlon Brando
Michael Corleone (archive footage) - Al Pacino
Prisoner - Shimmy Marcus
Lady with a Baby - Deirdre Mulrooney
Police Officer - Trevor Stynes