History Film / InTheNameOfTheFather

31st Aug '16 7:08:09 PM Fireblood
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* GreyAndGrayMorality: The British government is obviously the main antagonist, but the IRA aren't shown to be upstanding guys either, although they are portrayed in a more positive light. The real bomber in particular is a bloodthirsty thug who committed many more bombings and murders before he was finally captured.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: The British government is obviously the main antagonist, but the IRA aren't shown to be upstanding guys either, although they are portrayed in a more positive light.either-Gerry first leaves Belfast to escape their wrath for his thefts. The real bomber in particular is a bloodthirsty thug who committed many more bombings and murders before he was finally captured.
31st Aug '16 7:07:01 PM Fireblood
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* BlatantLies: The shot lingers on Inspector Dixon's swearing to tell the truth in both of his court appearances, while we know he's doing so such thing, and perjures himself at great length.



* FauxAffablyEvil: Inspector Robert Dixon may come across as polite and acts as the "good" cop in contrast to the brutal detectives who are mercilessly interrogating the Guildford Four. However, Dixon is a slimy liar who knowing holds back crucial evidence.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Inspector Robert Dixon may come across as polite and acts as the "good" cop in contrast to the brutal detectives who are mercilessly interrogating the Guildford Four. However, Dixon is a slimy liar who knowing knowingly holds back crucial evidence.evidence from the defense.



* HypocriticalHumor: At the Commune, Gerry and Paul pretend to both be vegetarians when the other hippies discover sausages and bacon in Gerry's suitcase. In the next scene, Gerry and Paul are eating said sausages at Gerry's aunt Annie's house.

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* HypocriticalHumor: At the Commune, Gerry and Paul pretend to both be vegetarians when the other hippies discover sausages and bacon in Gerry's suitcase.suitcase, claiming it's just for Gerry's aunt. In the next scene, Gerry and Paul are eating said sausages at Gerry's aunt Annie's house.



* KarmaHoudini: In the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, it's stated three of the detectives who framed the Guildford Four were tried for perverting the course of justice in 1993, but acquitted. Sadly, that's TruthInTelevision. The real bombers were also never charged, despite their confessions, and were released under the 1998 Good Friday Agreement after 21 years in prison for other crimes. It's unknown who had originally implicated Paul Hill (which led to his arrest and the others) but they also were never punished.

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* KarmaHoudini: In the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, it's stated three of the detectives who framed the Guildford Four were tried for perverting the course of justice in 1993, but acquitted. Sadly, that's TruthInTelevision. The real bombers were also never charged, despite their confessions, and were released under the 1998 Good Friday Agreement after 21 years in prison for other crimes. It's unknown who had originally implicated Paul Hill (which led to his arrest and the others) others') but they also were never punished.
19th Jul '16 7:53:11 PM Fireblood
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* GreyAndGrayMorality: The British government is obviously the main antagonist, but the IRA aren't shown to be upstanding guys either, although are portrayed in a more positive light. The real bomber in particular is a bloodthirsty thug.
* HypocriticalHumor: At the Commune, Gerry and Paul pretend to both be vegetarians when the other hippies discover sausages and bacon in Gerry's suitcase. In the next scene, Gerry and Paul are eating said sausages at Gerry's Aunt Annie's house.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: The British government is obviously the main antagonist, but the IRA aren't shown to be upstanding guys either, although they are portrayed in a more positive light. The real bomber in particular is a bloodthirsty thug.
thug who committed many more bombings and murders before he was finally captured.
* HypocriticalHumor: At the Commune, Gerry and Paul pretend to both be vegetarians when the other hippies discover sausages and bacon in Gerry's suitcase. In the next scene, Gerry and Paul are eating said sausages at Gerry's Aunt aunt Annie's house.



** The hippy Deptford Jim also applies. He has a go at Gerry and Paul, blaming them for the bombings. Jim later willingly talks to the police, implicating Paul Hill and the Conlons out of spite, thus putting the disastrous events of the film into motion.

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** The hippy Deptford Jim also applies. He has a go at Gerry and Paul, blaming them for the bombings. Jim later willingly talks to the police, implicating Paul Hill and the Conlons out of spite, thus putting the disastrous events of the film into motion.motion (in reality the source who caused their arrest is unknown).



* PrecisionFStrike: Giuseppe is for most of the film a mild-mannered man who listens to his Gerry's constant swearing. But just before [[spoiler: his death]] Giuseppe argues with Gerry and says: "How can I say a thing without you fucking contradicting me all the time?"

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* PrecisionFStrike: Giuseppe is for most of the film a mild-mannered man who simply listens to his Gerry's son's constant swearing. But just before [[spoiler: his death]] Giuseppe argues with Gerry and says: "How can I say a thing without you fucking contradicting me all the time?"
29th May '16 5:58:45 AM Mdumas43073
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29th May '16 5:56:54 AM Mdumas43073
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BasedOnATrueStory, this film starred Creator/DanielDayLewis, Creator/PetePostlethwaite and Creator/EmmaThompson. Released in 1993, it chronicles the ordeal of the Guildford Four, a group of three young Irishmen and their Englishwoman friend WronglyAccused of bombing two soldiers' pubs in Guildford, England in 1974. At the height of UsefulNotes/TheTroubles, all four were involved with drugs and petty crime, a profile the British police (wrongly) believed fit the IRA. In fact Gerry Conlon (Day-Lewis) left England to get away from the IRA who had threatened him for committing theft. After the bombing, police acted on a tip, arresting the four (and later Conlon family members, including Gerry Conlon's father Giuseppe). Coerced into falsely confessing by the police, the Four were convicted by this along with junk science indicating nitroglycerin traces on their bodies at trial, with the Irishmen receiving life sentences and their English friend fifteen years. Six other Conlon family members were also convicted on lesser charges and received sentences ranging from six to fifteen years in prison, including Giuseppe.

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BasedOnATrueStory, this film starred 1993 drama is directed by Jim Sheridan and stars Creator/DanielDayLewis, Creator/PetePostlethwaite and Creator/EmmaThompson. Released in 1993, it Creator/EmmaThompson.

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chronicles the ordeal of the Guildford Four, a group of three young Irishmen and their Englishwoman friend WronglyAccused of bombing two soldiers' pubs in Guildford, England in 1974. At the height of UsefulNotes/TheTroubles, all four were involved with drugs and petty crime, a profile the British police (wrongly) believed fit the IRA. In fact Gerry Conlon (Day-Lewis) left England to get away from the IRA who had threatened him for committing theft. After the bombing, police acted on a tip, arresting the four (and later Conlon family members, including Gerry Conlon's father Giuseppe). Coerced into falsely confessing by the police, the Four were convicted by this along with junk science indicating nitroglycerin traces on their bodies at trial, with the Irishmen receiving life sentences and their English friend fifteen years. Six other Conlon family members were also convicted on lesser charges and received sentences ranging from six to fifteen years in prison, including Giuseppe.






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20th May '16 7:11:13 PM Fireblood
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* KangarooCourt: The judge in the Guildford Four's trial was openly biased against them, and the jury probably was too what with the climate at the time. At the sentencing the judge lamented the fact that Gerry Conlon hadn't also been charged with treason, which still carried the death sentence, and thus he couldn't be hanged. Of course, the police had framed them to begin with using forced confessions.

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* KangarooCourt: The judge in the Guildford Four's trial was openly biased against them, and the jury probably was too what with the climate at the time. At the sentencing the judge lamented the fact that Gerry Conlon hadn't also been charged with treason, which still carried the death sentence, and thus he couldn't be hanged. Of course, the police had framed them to begin with using by forced confessions. confessions.
20th May '16 7:10:40 PM Fireblood
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* KangarooCourt: The judge in the Guildford Four's trial was openly biased against them, and the jury probably was too what with the climate at the time. At the sentencing the judge lamented the fact that Gerry Conlon hadn't also been charged with treason, which still carried the death sentence, and thus he couldn't be hanged. Of course, the police had framed them to begin with by forced confessions.

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* KangarooCourt: The judge in the Guildford Four's trial was openly biased against them, and the jury probably was too what with the climate at the time. At the sentencing the judge lamented the fact that Gerry Conlon hadn't also been charged with treason, which still carried the death sentence, and thus he couldn't be hanged. Of course, the police had framed them to begin with by using forced confessions. confessions.
20th May '16 7:09:09 PM Fireblood
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* KangarooCourt: The judge in the Guildford Four's trial was openly biased against them, and the jury probably was too what with the climate at the time. At the sentencing the judge lamented the fact that Gerry Conlon hadn't been charged with treason, which still carried the death sentence, and thus he couldn't be hanged. Of course, the police had framed them to begin with by forced confessions.

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* KangarooCourt: The judge in the Guildford Four's trial was openly biased against them, and the jury probably was too what with the climate at the time. At the sentencing the judge lamented the fact that Gerry Conlon hadn't also been charged with treason, which still carried the death sentence, and thus he couldn't be hanged. Of course, the police had framed them to begin with by forced confessions.
20th May '16 7:08:43 PM Fireblood
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* KangarooCourt: The judge in the Guildford Four's trial was openly biased against them, and the jury probably was too what with the climate at the time. At the sentencing the judge lamented the fact that Gerry Conlon hadn't been charged with treason, which still carried the death sentence, and thus he couldn't be hanged. Of course, the police had framed them to begin with by forced confessions.
12th May '16 9:33:06 PM Fireblood
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* HypocriticalHumor: At the Commune, Gerry and Paul pretend their both vegetarians when the other hippies discover sausages and bacon in Gerry's suitcase. In the next scene, Gerry and Paul are eating said sausages at Gerry's Aunt Annie's house.

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* HypocriticalHumor: At the Commune, Gerry and Paul pretend their to both be vegetarians when the other hippies discover sausages and bacon in Gerry's suitcase. In the next scene, Gerry and Paul are eating said sausages at Gerry's Aunt Annie's house.



** The hippy Deptford Jim also applies. He has a go at Gerry and Paul blaming them for the bombings. Jim later willingly talks to the police, implicating Paul Hill and the Conlons out of spite, thus putting the disastrous events of the film into motion.

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** The hippy Deptford Jim also applies. He has a go at Gerry and Paul Paul, blaming them for the bombings. Jim later willingly talks to the police, implicating Paul Hill and the Conlons out of spite, thus putting the disastrous events of the film into motion.



* KarmaHoudini: In the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, it's stated three of the detectives who framed the Guildford Four were tried for perverting the course of justice in 1993, but acquitted. Sadly, that's TruthInTelevision. The real bombers were also never charged, despite their confessions, and were released under the 1998 Good Friday Agreement after 21 years in prison for other crimes.
* PrecisionFStrike: Giuseppe is for most of the film, a mild mannered man who listens to his Gerry's constant swearing. But just before [[spoiler: his death]] Giuseppe argues with Gerry and says: "How can I say a thing without you fucking contradicting me all the time?"

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* KarmaHoudini: In the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, it's stated three of the detectives who framed the Guildford Four were tried for perverting the course of justice in 1993, but acquitted. Sadly, that's TruthInTelevision. The real bombers were also never charged, despite their confessions, and were released under the 1998 Good Friday Agreement after 21 years in prison for other crimes.
crimes. It's unknown who had originally implicated Paul Hill (which led to his arrest and the others) but they also were never punished.
* PrecisionFStrike: Giuseppe is for most of the film, film a mild mannered mild-mannered man who listens to his Gerry's constant swearing. But just before [[spoiler: his death]] Giuseppe argues with Gerry and says: "How can I say a thing without you fucking contradicting me all the time?"
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