In the Name of the Father

Trivia: The Maguire Seven & The Guildford Four were shown in the film as being tried at the same time, when in fact they were tried separately.

Trivia: Although Pete Postlethwaite plays Daniel Day-Lewis' father in this film, he was only 11 years older than Day-Lewis.

Factual error: When the convictions are overturned, the defendants' solicitor, Gareth Pearce (played by Emma Thompson) is shown arguing their case in court. In England solicitors cannot appear in the higher courts, and in fact a barrister presented the case. However, the film is 'dramatically correct' because it was Gareth Pearce who got them freed, and the barrister in question is far too full of herself without having the honour of being portrayed by Emma T.

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Gerry Conlon: What I remember most about my childhood is holding your hand. My wee hand in your big hand, and the smell of tobacco. I remember, I could smell the tobacco in the palm of your hand. When I want to feel happy, I try to remember the smell of tobacco.
Giuseppe Conlon: Hold my hand.

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