In the Name of the Father Image

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critics

User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 46 Ratings

Summary: 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. Bullied by the British police, he and four of his friends are coerced into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father and other relatives in London are also implicated in the crime. He spends 15 years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence with the help of a British attorney, Gareth Peirce. Based on a true story.
Runtime: 133 min
Rating: Rated R for language and politically-generated violence.
Production: Universal Pictures
Genres: Biography, Drama
Countries: UK, Ireland
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jul 8, 1998
Director Credit
Jim Sheridan Director
Writer Credit
Gerry Conlon Autobiographical Book "Proved Innocent"
Jim Sheridan Screenplay
Terry George Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Daniel Day-Lewis Gerry Conlon
Cast Credit
Alison Crosbie Girl In Pub
Anthony Brophy Danny
Billy Byrne IRA Man 3
Emma Thompson Gareth Peirce
Frankie McCafferty Tommo
Jo Connor Bin Lady
Julian Walsh Soldier
Karen Carlisle Female Rioter
Maureen McBride Mother
Nye Heron IRA Man 1
Paul Warriner Soldier
Philip King Guildford Soldier
Seamus Moran IRA Man 2
Stuart Wolfenden Soldier
Producer Credit
Arthur Lappin Co-Producer
Gabriel Byrne Executive Producer
Jim Sheridan Producer
Nye Heron Associate Producer
Terry George Co-Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: