In the Name of the Father

In the Name of the Father (1993)

Falsely accused. Wrongly imprisoned. He fought for justice to clear his father’s name.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1993-12-12
  • User Rating: 7.911/10 from 1445 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 13min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, Ireland
  • Director: Jim Sheridan
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A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father and other relatives in London are also implicated in the crime. He spends fifteen years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence.


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  • Daniel Day-Lewis

    as Gerry Conlon
  • Pete Postlethwaite

    as Giuseppe Conlon
  • Emma Thompson

    as Gareth Peirce
  • John Lynch

    as Paul Hill
  • Corin Redgrave

    as Robert Dixon
  • Beatie Edney

    as Carole Richardson
  • John Benfield

    as Chief PO Barker
  • Paterson Joseph

    as Benbay
  • Marie Jones

    as Sarah Conlon
  • Gerard McSorley

    as Belfast Detective Pavis
  • Frank Harper

    as Ronnie Smalls
  • Mark Sheppard

    as Paddy Armstrong
  • Don Baker

    as Joe McAndrew
  • Alison Crosbie

    as Girl in Pub
  • Nye Heron

    as IRA Man 1
  • Anthony Brophy

    as Danny
  • Frankie McCafferty

    as Tommo
  • Paul Warriner

    as Soldier
  • Julian Walsh

    as Soldier
  • Stuart Wolfenden

    as Soldier
  • Jo Connor

    as Bin Lady
  • Karen Carlisle

    as Female Rioter
  • Seamus Moran

    as IRA Man 2
  • Billy Byrne

    as IRA Man 3
  • Maureen McBride

    as Mother
  • Jane Nolan

    as Girl with baby
  • Laurence Griffin

    as Boy in riot
  • Jason Murtagh

    as Boy in riot
  • Kelly McKeavney

    as Young Girl
  • Joanna Irvine

    as Ann Conlon
  • Fiona Daly

    as IRA Woman
  • Catherine Dunne

    as Woman on Balcony
  • Anna Megan

    as Granny Conlon
  • Leah McCullagh

    as Bridie Conlon
  • Saffron Burrows

    as Girl in Commune
  • Jamie Harris

    as Deptford Jim
  • Britta Smith

    as Annie Maguire
  • Barbara Mulcahy

    as Marian
  • Mick Tohill

    as Man in Bookies
  • Peter Sheridan Snr.

    as Manager of Bookies
  • Joe McPartland

    as Charlie Burke
  • Stanley Townsend

    as Hooker's Driver
  • Tim Perrin

    as Detective
  • Tony Denham

    as Detective
  • Rob Spendlove

    as Detective
  • Phil Davis

    as Detective
  • Martin Murphy

    as Detective
  • Richard Graham

    as Detective
  • Oliver Maguire

    as Detective
  • Maurice Kehoe

    as Detective
  • Rachael Dowling

    as Policewoman
  • Tina Kellegher

    as Policewoman
  • Ronan Wilmot

    as Paddy Maguire
  • Maclean Burke

    as Young Vincent Maguire
  • Joe Jeffers

    as Young Patrick Maguire
  • Alistair Findlay

    as Forensic Scientist
  • Peter Howitt

    as Remand Prison Officer
  • Sean Lawlor

    as Remand Prison Officer
  • Brian de Salvo

    as Remand Prison Officer
  • Luke Hayden

    as Remand Prison Officer
  • Aiden Grennell

    as Trial Judge
  • Daniel Massey

    as Prosecutor
  • Bosco Hogan

    as Defense Counsel
  • Kenneth Edge

    as Jury Foreman
  • Aine O'Connor

    as Dixon's Wife
  • Guy Carleton

    as Prison Admissions Officer
  • Dave Duffy

    as Prison Officer
  • Martin Dunne

    as Prison Officer
  • Larry Murphy

    as Old Prison Officer
  • Richard Michaelis

    as Cockney Prisoner
  • Mal Whyte

    as Cockney Prisoner
  • John Gallagher

    as Cockney Prisoner
  • Marcus Lynch

    as Cockney Prisoner
  • Jer O'Leary

    as Prisoner John O'Brien
  • Joey Cashman

    as Prisoner
  • Alan Amsby

    as Prisoner
  • Paul O'Grady

    as Prisoner
  • Owen Conroy

    as Prisoner
  • Dee Man Kole

    as Prisoner
  • Bernard Pellegrinetti

    as Prisoner
  • Emeka Okeki

    as Prisoner
  • Alan O'Connor

    as Prisoner
  • Mario McGovern

    as Prisoner
  • John Joe Fontana

    as Prisoner
  • Terry O'Neill

    as Prisoner
  • Joey Legaspi

    as Prisoner
  • Jimmie Bergin

    as Prisoner
  • John Higgins

    as Prisoner
  • Malcolm Tierney

    as Home Office Official
  • Iain Montague

    as Leader of Delegation
  • Paul Raynor

    as New Chief Prison Officer
  • Clodagh Conroy

    as Dixon's Secretary
  • Peter Sheridan

    as Priest
  • Darren McHugh

    as Dixon's Son
  • Peter Campbell

    as Government Official
  • Alan Barry

    as Archivist Jenkins
  • Jonathan Ryan

    as Scottish Governor
  • John Pickles

    as Procedural Court Judge
  • Liam O'Callaghan

    as Archivist 2
  • Denys Hawthorne

    as Appeal Judge
  • Tom Wilkinson

    as Appeal Prosecutor
  • Philip King

    as Guildford Soldier
Crew Francis Ford Coppola Thanks
Crew Marlon Brando Thanks
Crew Al Pacino Thanks
Production Patsy Pollock Casting
Writing Terry George Screenplay
Production Terry George Co-Executive Producer
Sound Bono Songs
Production Gabriel Byrne Executive Producer
Sound Trevor Jones Original Music Composer
Camera Peter Biziou Director of Photography
Crew Peter Biziou Cinematography
Visual Effects Kent Houston Visual Effects
Editing Gerry Hambling Editor
Directing Jean Bourne Script Supervisor
Art Caroline Amies Production Design
Sound Kieran Horgan Sound mixer
Sound Ron Davis Sound Editor
Crew Bill Weston Stunts Coordinator
Production Arthur Lappin Co-Producer
Production Mary Alleguen Production Manager
Writing Jim Sheridan Screenplay
Directing Jim Sheridan Director
Production Jim Sheridan Producer
Sound Maurice Seezer Songs
Sound Gavin Friday Songs
Directing Gerry Toomey Assistant Director
Production Nye Heron Associate Producer
Writing Gerry Conlon Book
Crew Susan Jacobs Thanks
Art Rick Butler Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Joan Bergin Costume Design
Directing Simon Moseley Assistant Director
Production Nuala Moiselle Casting
Production Frank Moiselle Casting
Camera Martin Body Camera Operator
Crew Patrick Condren Stunts
Production Christian McWilliams Location Manager
Art Grania O'Shannon Location Scout
Costume & Make-Up Orla Carrol Hairstylist
Lighting Noel Cullen Electrician
Camera Des Whelan Camera Operator
Production Beverley Keogh Casting
Visual Effects Joss Williams Special Effects Supervisor
Camera Jonathan Hession Still Photographer
Crew Gerry Johnston Special Effects
Production Kathy Sykes Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Sue Wain Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Anne Dunne Hairstylist
Art Russ Bailey Construction Coordinator
Crew Alan Walsh Stunts
Lighting Louis Conroy Gaffer
Camera John Murphy Grip
Crew James Hickey Legal Services
Costume & Make-Up Toni Delaney Makeup Artist
Lighting Peter Bloor Lighting Technician
Editing Peter Hunt Color Timer
Crew George A. Fleming Thanks
Costume & Make-Up Patricia Kirkman Makeup & Hair Assistant