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Compelling true story of Gerry Conlon and the Guildford Four, illegally imprisoned in 1974 by British officials after a tragic IRA bombing near London. The British judicial system receives a black eye, but so does the horror and cruelty of IRA terrorism. Politics and family life in a prison cell share the focus, as Sheridan captures superior performances from Day-Lewis and Postlethwaite (beware the thick Belfast brogue). Thompson was accused of pro-IRA sympathies in the British press for her role as the lawyer who believed in Conlon's innocence. Adapted from "Proved Innocent," Conlon's prison memoirs; reunites Sheridan and Day-Lewis after "My Left Foot." Includes original songs by U2's Bono, with a haunting theme sung by Sinead O'Connor.

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Available on Running time 127 minutes. Originally from British, Irish.

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Genres
Men in Prison, London, Politics, Order in the Court, Law & Lawyers, Dads, True Stories, Adapted from Memoirs or Diaries, Belfast, Terrorism, Justice Prevails...?, Rebel With a Cause, Protests, Director/Star Teams: Sheridan & Day-Lewis, The Wrong Man
Screenplay
Jim Sheridan, Terry George
Cast
Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Emma Thompson, John Lynch, Corin Redgrave, Beatie Edney, John Benfield, Paterson Joseph, Marie Jones, Gerard McSorley, Frank Harper, Mark Sheppard, Don Baker, Britta Smith, Aidan Grennell, Daniel Massey, Bosco Hogan
Cinematography
Peter Biziou
Director
Jim Sheridan
Music
Trevor Jones, Bono, Sinead O'Connor
Producer
Arthur Lappin, Gabriel Byrne, Terry George, Hell's Kitchen, Mark Huffam

Awards

Berlin Intl. Film Fest. 1994: Golden Berlin Bear.

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