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.
Daniel Day-Lewis kept his Northern Irish accent on and off the set for the entire shooting schedule.
I'm going to die.
Gerry Conlon: Don't be saying that.
Giuseppe Conlon: I'm scared.
Gerry Conlon: There's no reason to be scared. You have nothing to be scared about.
Giuseppe Conlon: Don't you be comforting me when I can see the truth staring me in the face. I'm scared I'm gonna die here.
Gerry Conlon: You're not dying ...
Giuseppe Conlon: ...
On the court Inspector Dixon states that he "never even spoke to Gerry Conlon". Some minutes later when Gerry Conlon is being interrogated the accused says "You told Inspector Dixon that you had commited a robbery" holding Gerrry's statement. There's proof that Inspector Dixon and Gerry spoke, thus making him testimony in court false. Any defendant attorney could have noticed this.
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