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In the Name of the Father [DVD] [1993]

Release Date:07/08/1998
Jim Sheridan's Irish drama In the Name of the Father comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include production notes, and biographies of the talent. This is a fine release from Universal.

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    In the Name of the Father
    The My Left Foot team of star Daniel Day-Lewis and director Jim Sheridan were reunited to make this political docudrama about Irish citizen Gerry Conlon (Day-Lewis), who was wrongly convicted of taking part in an IRA bombing that killed five in Guildford, England in 1974. After a brutal interrogation forces him to sign a false confession, Gerry is sentenced to prison, his family is raked over the coals, and later his father Giuseppe (Pete Postelthwaite) is charged with being an accomplice and is also sent to prison where he lives out the last days of his life. Day-Lewis gives an outstanding performance as a man tormented by the injustice served him. Watch for Emma Thompson as the persevering lawyer who works for years, gathering evidence to clear Gerry's name. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Daniel Day-Lewis
      Daniel Day-Lewis - Gerald Conlon
    • Pete Postlethwaite
      Pete Postlethwaite - Guiseppe Conlon
    • Emma Thompson
      Emma Thompson - Gareth Peirce
    • Corin Redgrave
      Corin Redgrave - Robert Dixon
    • Beatie Edney
      Beatie Edney - Carole Richardson

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