A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father and other relatives in London are also implicated in the crime. He spends fifteen years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence.

  1. Jim Sheridan

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Terry George


Top Billed Cast

  1. Daniel Day-Lewis

    Daniel Day-Lewis

    Gerry Conlon

  2. Pete Postlethwaite

    Pete Postlethwaite

    Giuseppe Conlon

  3. Emma Thompson

    Emma Thompson

    Gareth Peirce

  4. John Lynch

    John Lynch

    Paul Hill

  5. Corin Redgrave

    Corin Redgrave

    Robert Dixon

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



Status Released

Release Information

  • December 12, 1993


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 13m

Budget $13,000,000.00

Revenue $65,796,862.00

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