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. Bullied by the British police, he and four of his friends are coerced into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father and other relatives in London are also implicated in the crime. He spends 15 years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence with the help of a British attorney, Gareth Peirce. Based on a true story. Written by
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Paul O'Grady played a prisoner but was mostly cut from the final print. He does appear in one scene blowing a kiss to Daniel Day-Lewis. See more »
Gareth Peirce, a solicitor, is seen addressing the court. At the time of the trial, solicitors did not have "rights of audience" and could not, therefore, address the court. At that time, only barristers could do this. See more »
[On the alibi for Gerry Conlon and Paul Hill]
My Lord, this is new evidence.
It is shocking new evidence.
My lord, this evidence was not submitted at the trial that is under appeal.
That, I believe, is the point that Mrs Pierce is trying to make. Proceed, Mrs Pierce.
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Not only is this a remarkable, incredible, horrifying story of a man who becomes victim of the British' witch-hunt. It is so well told, so realistic, that the viewer gets involved in the Northern Ireland conflict. The acting is superior, the directing is great - a truly astonishing movie. 10/10
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