About

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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Directed by

Jim Sheridan

Written by

Terry George (Screenplay)
Jim Sheridan (Screenplay)
Gerry Conlon (Book)

Runtime

133 minutes

Country

United Kingdom, Ireland

Language

English

Tagline

Falsely accused. Wrongly imprisoned. He fought for justice to clear his father’s name.

Cast

Keywords

biography trial parent child relationship prison based on novel or book faith torture bomb rebellion terrorism 1970s irish courtroom

Photos

Lists

#185 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Pete Postlethwaite

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Emma Thompson

Oscar nomination for Best Director Jim Sheridan

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published Terry George Jim Sheridan