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In the Name of the Father

1993 Rated R 2hr 12m

Nominated for seven Oscars in 1993, this biopic features the dramatic prowess of Daniel Day-Lewis as the Irishman Gerry Conlon, who was wrongfully sentenced to life in prison for an IRA terrorist attack that killed four people. As if a forced confession weren't enough injustice, the police work to implicate Conlon's father (Pete Postlethwaite) in the same crime. Emma Thompson plays the lawyer who worked for years to uncover the truth.

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Movie Details

1994 BAFTA®
1994 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
1994 Academy Award®
Language and politically-generated violence
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1


English, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.