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In the Name of the Father [DVD] [Widescreen; Subtitled Spanish]

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER was extremely popular in Ireland, quickly becoming one of the most successful films in the country's history. Jim Sheridan founded Dublin's Project Arts Centre, the home training ground for actors Liam Neeson, Stephen Rea, and Gabriel Byrne. At the time of the Guildford Four's sentencing (on October 22, 1975), presiding judge Sir John Donaldson stated that he regretted they had not been charged with treason, for then he could have sentenced them to death. There were more than 100 discrepancies in the Guildford Four's confessions. Gerry Conlon lives in London. Upon his release from prison, he, along with Gareth Pierce and Sarah Conlon, campaigned to clear Guiseppe Conlon's name. Guiseppe Conlon is buried in Milltown Cemetary, Belfast. Paddy Armstrong returned to Ireland. Carole Richardson lives in England. She is married with one child. Paul Hill married Courtney Kennedy, daughter of Robert Kennedy. They live in New York. Three ex-detectives on the case were acquitted of conspiring to pervert the course of justice after their trial on May 19, 1993. The IRA men who admitted they were responsible for the Guilford pub bombing have never been charged with the offense. They remain in British prisons. Jim Sheridan almost cast U2's lead singer Bono in the lead role but the group was on tour. Bono contributed the title theme for the film's soundtrack. This marks the reunion of Irish director Jim Sheridan and British-born actor Daniel Day-Lewis. They worked together on Sheridan's debut feature film MY LEFT FOOT, which earned Day-Lewis a Best Actor Oscar in 1989 for his portrayal of quadraplegic writer Christy Brown.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 20248

  • Credits
    Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, John Lynch, Corin Redgrave, Mark Sheppard, Mark A. Sheppard, Beatie Edney, Marie Jones, Britta Smith, Pete Postlethwaite
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Gripping..." - Recommended

    "...[Sheridan's] direction is plain and amazingly resonant....Day-Lewis gives another dazzling performance in what is so far the role of his career..."
    New York Times

    "...[A] passionately charged political thriller..." -- Rating: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...[With] powerful performances and intelligent direction..."
    Total Film

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