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

  • SKU: 3441056
  • Release Date: 07/08/1998
  • Rating: R
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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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

Synopsis


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



Overall customer rating

4.9
100%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Riveting True Story about "justice"

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    treejoint69
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    Daniel Day-Lewis gives another outstanding performance as a man whose wrongfully imprisoned, along with friends and family, for more then 15 years, and his search for justice...and to clear his father's name. Exceptional acting all around and excellent cinematography help transport us back through the almost two decade quest for true justice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Truly Brilliant Movie

    Posted
    seetie123
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    This is a gripping true life movie based on events that happened in 1970's London. It's the story of one young man and his family being wrongly accused of the terrible bombings by the IRA and the shameful court system that keeps them in prison for over 15 years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic

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    Iddina
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    This movie features one of the best performances I have seen in the past few years. I would consider it a classic. Very entertaining plot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One Of Daniel Day Lewis' Best Films

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    Andyman1978
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    This true story of an Irishman being falsely accused of being an I.R.A. supporter is a must own. Great film and great direction.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

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    Buster
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    Ordering was easy and it arrived promptly... Was in good condition

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great film

    Posted
    Srip
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    Another Academy Award great film. One of my favorites.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Day-Lewis film.

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    tony
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    Great movie. Excellent picture quality with no extras.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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