In the Name of the Father

In the Name of the Father

Blu-ray Disc - 2013
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A true story of one man's 15-year struggle and ultimate triumph over a terrible injustice. Gerry Conlon, a petty thief in 1970s London, who is forced to confess to a savage terrorist bombing that he did not commit. When he and his father are both sentenced to life imprisonment as one of the 'Guildford Four', he finds a fiercely dedicated lawyer, to help prove his innocence, clear his father's name and expose the truth behind one of the most shameful legal events in recent history.
Publisher: [United States] : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, ©2013.
Edition: 20th anniversary edition Blu-ray widescreen format.
Characteristics: 1 blu-ray disc (133 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm


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Jan 30, 2015

Based on the true story of the Conlons and others falsely convicted of involvement in a terrorist bombing, this film is a magnificent character study examining injustice, family, and inner strength. Day-Lewis is a force of nature as Gerry Conlon, cast into prison for something he had no part in, his life changed from an irresponsible youth to defiance and personal conviction. Just as strong a performance comes from Pete Postlethwaite playing his father, wrongly incarcerated with him, as father and son find themselves for years getting to know each other and Gerry gets to see his father's inner strength. Emma Thompson appears as the attorney taking their case and filing an appeal. A powerful film that should have won Oscars, and instead got passed over for much less worthy material. One of the best films of the 90s.

Oct 20, 2014

Interesting film and extremely well written and acted concerning the English/Irish 'problems'. Also look at 'justice' in times of severe political unrest. Daniel Day Lewis, Pete Posthelwaite and Emma Thompson were oustanding.

btmslt Dec 03, 2013

A well acted, all to erie film.

Aug 20, 2013

Daniel Day-Lewis gives another good performance in this drama about the people wrongfully convicted in the Guilford Pub bombings.

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Nov 14, 2009

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