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.

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  1. Jim Sheridan

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Terry George


Top Billed Cast

  1. Daniel Day-Lewis

    Daniel Day-Lewis

    Gerry Conlon

  2. Emma Thompson

    Emma Thompson

    Gareth Peirce

  3. Pete Postlethwaite

    Pete Postlethwaite

    Giuseppe Conlon

  4. John Lynch

    John Lynch

    Paul Hill

  5. Beatie Edney

    Beatie Edney

    Carole Richardson

  6. Mark Sheppard

    Mark Sheppard

    Paddy Armstrong

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 13m

Budget $13,000,000.00

Revenue $65,796,862.00

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Release Information

  • December 12, 1993
    R, Theatrical



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