In the Name of the Father

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Overview

Jim Sheridan's Irish drama In the Name of the Father comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include production notes, and biographies of the talent. This is a fine release from Universal.
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Overview

Jim Sheridan's Irish drama In the Name of the Father comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include production notes, and biographies of the talent. This is a fine release from Universal.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Clark
A true story (though some of its factual accuracy has been disputed) about four Irish friends falsely imprisoned for an IRA bombing, this impassioned, expertly performed film from Irish filmmaker Jim Sheridan is one of several '90s films to deal with Ireland's involvement with terrorism. Among its various virtues is the heartbreaking pas de deux between the incarcerated onscreen father and son, magnificently played by Pete Postlethwaite and Daniel Day-Lewis, respectively. This story thread is as important as the political strife the movie depicts, which is why it makes such a profound impact. This motion picture reunited Sheridan with the Oscar-winning star of his breakthrough 1989 film My Left Foot (Day-Lewis) and received seven major Oscar nominations, but in a highly competitive year that also saw Schindler's List and The Piano competing for prizes, the film went home empty-handed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/8/1998
  • UPC: 025192024825
  • Original Release: 1993
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 2:13:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,386

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Daniel Day-Lewis Gerald Conlon
Pete Postlethwaite Guiseppe Conlon
Emma Thompson Gareth Peirce
John Lynch Paul Hill
Corin Redgrave Robert Dixon
Beatie Edney Carole Richardson
John Benfield Chief PO Barker
Gerard McSorley Belfast Detective Pavis
Frank Harper Ronnie Smalls
Don Baker Joe McAndrew
Britta Smith Anne Maguire
Daniel Massey Prosecutor
Bosco Hogan Defense Counsel
Gary Hudson Nick Sharkey
Michelle Moffett Carol
Nuala Moiselle
Penny Peyser
Patsy Pollock
Robert Sampson
Brandy Sanders Elaine
Brenda Swanson Judy Miller
Jan-Michael Vincent Tom
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
George Shannon
Philip King Guildford Soldier
Frankie McCafferty Tommo
Julian Walsh Soldier
Saffron Burrows Girl in Commune
Joe McPartland Charlie Burke
Stanley Townsend Hooker's Driver
Tony Denham Detective
Rob Spendlove Detective
Philip Davis Detective
Martin Murphy Detective
Richard Graham Detective
Oliver Maguire Detective
Rachel Dowling Policewoman
Tina Kellegher Policewoman
Joe Jeffers Young Patrick Maguire
Sean Lawlor Remand Prison Officer
Aidan Grenell Trial Judge
Dave Duffy Prison Officer
Martin Dunne Prison Officer
Mal Whyte Cockney Prisoner
Jer O'Leary Prisoner John O'Brien
Paul Savage Prisoner
Malcolm Tierney Home Office Official
Paul Raynor New Chief Prison Officer
Darren McHugh Dixon's Son
Peter Campbell Government Official
Alan Barry Archivist Jenkins
Jonathan Ryan Scottish Governor
Liam O'Callaghan Archivist 2
Denys Hawthorne Appeal Judge
Tom Wilkinson Appeal Prosecutor
Lou Castel Salvatore
Ronan Wilmot Paddy Maguire
Anthony Brophy Danny
Fiona Daly IRA Woman
Jamie Harris Deptford Jim
Technical Credits
Jim Sheridan Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Mary Alleguen Production Designer
Caroline Amies Production Designer
Joan Bergin Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Biziou Cinematographer
Rick Butler Art Director
Gabriel Byrne Executive Producer, Producer
Terry George Screenwriter
Gerry Hambling Editor
Trevor Jones Score Composer
Arthur Lappin Co-producer
Tom Brown Art Director
Gerry Toomey Asst. Director
Joss Williams Special Effects
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Powerful, subtle & moving

    This is one of the most powerful movies I have ever seen. It works on every level. It is flawlessly written, acted, and directed. If you haven't seen it, you can't see it soon enough. It will remind you what great art can accomplish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    beautiful

    this movie is simply beautiful. nothing else to say.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Spectacular Movie!

    This is one of the truly classic movies that gets little of the credit it deserves. The gravity of the subject matter is lightened by the fantastic personality that Gerry Conlon conveyed in his book. Daniel Day-Lewis delivers Conlon to the audience in an honest and emotional performance. I can't praise this movie enough!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Incredible

    This is an amazing film from start to finish. Emma Thompson and Pete Postelthwaite turn in excellent performances in the supporting roles, and Daniel Day-Lewis is certainly one of the best actors of his generation. Disturbing, thought-provoking, and incredible to watch, ''In the Name of the Father'' is highly recommended!

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    Posted January 13, 2009

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