Based on the true story of accused IRA bomber Gerry Conlon, Jim Sheridan's IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER is the powerful saga of an unlikely Irish martyr wrongfully imprisoned by the British government. Sheridan takes a controversial subject and gives it wider appeal by focusing on the
family drama of two men who are also political prisoners.
In 1974, the Irish Republican Army bombs a pub in Guildford, England, killing five people. British police detain a number of suspects, including Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis)--who has recently moved to London from Belfast--and his friend Paul. Gerry returns to his family in Belfast, and the
police arrest him and three of hi...