In the Name of the Father

In the Name of the Father

  • R
  • 1993
  • 133 min
  • UK, Ireland
  • biography, drama

A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.

Director: Jim Sheridan

Screenwriters: Jim Sheridan, Terry George

Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Emma Thompson

Impassioned and meticulously observed, In the Name of the Father mines rousing drama from a factual miscarriage of justice, aided by scorching performances and director Jim Sheridan's humanist focus.


  • Jim Sheridan
    Jim Sheridan

    Jim Sheridan (born 6 February 1949) is an Irish film director. A six-time Academy Award nominee, Sheridan is perhaps best known for his films My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father, Get Rich or Die Tryin' and In America. Description above...

Main Cast


Producer: Jim Sheridan

Editor: Gerry Hambling

Casting: Nuala Moiselle, Patsy Pollock, Beverley Keogh, Frank Moiselle

Director Of Photography: Peter Biziou

Original Music Composer: Trevor Jones

Costume Design: Joan Bergin

Executive Producer: Gabriel Byrne

Associate Producer: Nye Heron

Production Design: Caroline Amies


Tagline: Falsely accused. Wrongly imprisoned. He fought for justice to clear his father's name.

Genres: biography, drama

Certificate: R

Categories: prison, father son relationship, lawyer, police brutality, interrogation, judicial system, irish republican army, courtroom, wrongful imprisonment, death of father


Year: 1993

Runtime: 133 min

Country: UK, Ireland

Language: English

Color: Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Sound Mix: Dolby Stereo, DTS