In the Name of the Father

TitleIn the Name of the Father
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsSheridan, Jim
Running Time133 minutes
Date Released02/1994
DistributorUniversal Pictures
CountryIreland, United Kingdom, United States
Publication Languageenglish

Based on the true story of the Guilford Four and Maguire Seven, wrongful convictions of innocent parties reveals the extent of corruption in the early years of the Troubles. The British Army arrest Gerry Conlon, a young Irish petty thief, as well as his father and other relatives after a London bombing kills five people. After languishing in prison for fifteen years, Conlon's new barrister uncovers evidence that proves his innocence and willful wrongdoing by the investigative team.


Daniel Day-Lewis

Pete Postlethwaite

Emma Thompson

John Lynch

Corin Redgrave

Beatie Edney

John Benfield 


Produced by Jim Sheridan

Directed by Jim Sheridan

Screenplay by Terry George and Jim Sheridan

Cinematography by Peter Biziou

Edited by Gerry Hambling

Music by Trevor Jones


Drama, Biography

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