SYNOPSIS

Based on Gerry Conlon’s autobiography, PROVED INNOCENT, Jim Sheridan’s IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER tells the tumultuous and wrenching tale of a man wrongfully imprisoned in 1974 for the bombing of a London pub. Daniel Day-Lewis stars as Conlon, a young Irish petty thief living in London who gets picked up after he and a friend, Paul Hill (John Lynch), rob a hooker’s apartment. The British police, desperate to produce results in their search for the culprits in the pub bombing, force a false confession out of Conlon after subjecting him to days of sadistic torture and threats. The Guildford Four–Conlon, Hill, Paddy Armstrong (Mark Sheppard), and Carole Richardson (Beatie Edney)–are found guilty of the bombing, and members of Conlon’s family, including his sickly father, Guiseppe, are imprisoned as co-conspirators. Conlon’s desire to bring the truth to light builds as his harrowing incarceration in a maximum security prison stretches on.


TRAILER


RELEASE DATE

February 11, 1994

DIRECTOR

Jim Sheridan

WRITER

Gerry Conlon,

COMPANY

Universal Pictures

GENRE

Biography, Drama

CERT

15

RUNTIME

133 minutes