R | | Biography, Drama
A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.
Director Jim Sheridan was heavily criticized for fictionalizing much of the story. For example, The Guildford 4 and the Maguire family were tried separately. Joe McAndrew, the IRA man who befriends Gerry Conlon in prison, is entirely fictional. Gerry and ... ...
That was a good day's work, McAndrew. A good day's work.
Joe McAndrew: Get away from me.
Gerry Conlon: You're not looking me in the eye when you're speaking to me. You see, I know how to look at people without blinking as well. In all my god-forsaken life I have never known ...
When Gerry is released from prison, policemen standing behind him on the steps disappear and reappear between shots.
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