In the name of the father

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A man's coerced confession to an I.R.A. bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.


  • Alison Crosbie
  • Philip King
  • Emma Thompson
  • Nye Heron
  • Daniel Day-Lewis
  • Anthony Brophy
  • Frankie McCafferty
  • Paul Warriner
  • Julian Walsh
  • Pete Postlethwaite

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Based on Gerry Conlon's own account of his arrest and subsequent incarceration, the film takes forever to do what 60 Minutes does with the same meat in a single segment.

Metacritic review by Rita Kempley
Rita Kempley
Washington Post

The movie does a harrowing job of showing how, and why, a man might be made to confess to a bombing he didn't commit.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times