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In the Name of the Father
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In the Name of the Father 1993

From Amazon: Based on a true story, this rousing and tough-minded film details British overzealousness in prosecuting an IRA bombing in the 1970s. Grabbing up a pair of small-time thieves (Daniel Day-Lewis and John Lynch) and their families, the government concocts a conspiracy case against them and tosses them all in jail. Until then, Day-Lewis has been a ne'er-do-well, an apolitical goof looking for a quick score. But confronted with the toughness of his own father (Pete Postlethwaite) in the face of British torture, he begins to realize just what the stakes are. In the Name of the Father is at times grueling and never less than compelling,...

Directed By:
Jim SheridanJim Sheridan
Written By:
Jim SheridanJim Sheridan
No image existsTerry George
Daniel Day-LewisDaniel Day-Lewis
No image existsPete Postlethwaite
Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson
No image existsJohn Lynch
No image existsCorin Redgrave
No image existsBeatie Edney
No image existsJohn Benfield
No image existsPaterson Joseph
No image existsGerard McSorley
No image existsFrank Harper
No image existsMark Sheppard
No image existsDon Baker
No image existsBritta Smith
No image existsDaniel Massey
No image existsBosco Hogan
No image existsMarie Jones
No image existsAidan Grennell

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In the Name of the Father Movie Review by Movie Addict (3/27/2008)

With seven Oscar nominations, this film had the unfortunate luck to be competing in a remarkable year for films and won not a single one.

It is a shame because director Jim Sheridan gave us a film that transcends the subject matter and was a delight to watch. The performances by Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, and Pete...

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