almost 6 years
Another Oscar-grabber for Daniel Day-Lewis
Lewis plays such a great part in this. very uplifting True story.
over 6 years
Daniel Day-Lewis is, of course, terrific. But, the movie itself is just ok.
over 6 years
As is the norm, Daniel Day Lewis shines in this political drama.
Gripping biographical drama with a well chosen cast that deliver great performances.
In the Name of the Father is a 1993 biographical film directed by Jim Sheridan. It is based on the true life story of the Guildford Four, four people falsely convicted of the IRA's Guildford pub bombings which killed four off-duty British soldiers and a civilian. The screenplay was adapted by Terry George and Jim Sheridan from the autobiography Proved Innocent: The Story of Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four by Gerry Conlon.
Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis) is shown in Belfast stripping lead from roofs when the security forces home in on the district with armoured cars, and the dustbin lids beat out a riot. His father later saves him from IRA justice, as they are about to kneecap him, and he is sent off to London for his own good. There he finds a squat, to explore, as he puts it, free love and drugs. The evening when he walks off with some money from a prostitute's flat is when an explosion at a pub in Guildford kills five people and wounds 65.
Returning to Belfast to share his...