In the Name of the Father Soundtrack (

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Rating: 8.10/10 from 186000 votes
Tags: anti irish bias, psychological manipulation, wrongfully convicted of murder
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

En el nombre del padre

Title in Italiano:

Nel nome del padre

Title in Português:

Em Nome do Pai

Title in Français:

Au nom du père

Title in Türk:

Babam İçin

Title in Deutsch:

Im Namen des Vaters


Young Belfastian Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis) admits that he was in London at the time of the incident. He also admits that he is not a model citizen, having committed a petty robbery while in London. He does however profess his innocence when it comes to the bombing of the Guildford Pub in London in 1974, the event which killed several people inside.

A self-professed non-political person, he and his three co-accused, dubbed the Guildford Four, are thought to be provisional members of the I.R.A. Their self-professed innocence is despite each having signed a statement of guilt which they claim were signed under duress. Their case includes having provable alibis for the time frame of the bombing. And eventually, Joe McAndrew (Don Baker), a known I.R.A. member, admits to the bombing.

Dubbed the Maguire Seven, seven others, primarily members of Gerry's extended family including his father Giuseppe (Pete Postlethwaite), are accused of being accessories to the bombing. Following on the work initiated by Giuseppe, Gerry works on a campaign to prove their collective innocence, this work with the assistance of compassionate lawyer Gareth Peirce (Dame Emma Thompson).

As Gareth works on this campaign, she is faced with obstacle after obstacle placed by Robert Dixon (Corin Redgrave), who led the initial investigation and questioning of the four accused on behalf of the Police.

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In the Name of the Father
In the Name of the Father
Bono: Performer
Bono: Writer
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Like a Rolling Stone
Bob Dylan: Performer
Bob Dylan: Writer
Billy Boola
Bono: Writer
Gavin Friday: Performer
Tiger Feet
Mud: Performer
Nicky Chinn: Writer
Nicky Chinn: Producer
Dedicated Follower of Fashion
Ray Davies: Writer
The Kinks: Performer
Leader of the Gang
Gary Glitter: Composer
Happy Birthday
Patty S. Hill: Writer
Is This Love
Bob Marley: Performer
The Godfather
Nino Rota: Composer
Whiskey in the Jar
Thin Lizzy: Performer
(You Made Me the) Thief of Your Heart
Bono: Writer
Sinéad O'Connor: Performer

User reviews

Joshua Adams

The use of traditional Irish music in the soundtrack adds a layer of authenticity and cultural richness to the story, creating a strong sense of time and place. The blending of modern orchestral arrangements with traditional Celtic sounds creates a unique and moving musical backdrop that resonates long after the movie ends.

Kenneth Hernandez

The soundtrack of In the Name of the Father perfectly captures the emotional intensity and complexity of the story. The use of haunting melodies and somber tones enhances the dramatic impact of the film.

Melissa Allen

The soundtrack of In the Name of the Father perfectly captures the emotional intensity of the film's gripping storyline. The haunting melodies and powerful orchestration enhance the tension and drama of the characters' struggles and the injustices they face.

Carol Green

The use of repetitive and cliché musical motifs in the film's soundtrack detracted from the overall viewing experience. Instead of adding layers of complexity and nuance to the characters' emotional journeys, the music felt like a mere afterthought, failing to evoke the necessary empathy and connection with the audience.

Brian Lewis

The music in the film effectively sets the tone for the various layers of injustice and struggle depicted in the narrative. It helps to convey the sense of tension and urgency surrounding the wrongful accusations faced by the characters.

Carol Campbell

The soundtrack of In the Name of the Father skillfully mirrors the characters' internal turmoil and the external challenges they face. The music adds depth and resonance to the storytelling, making the audience more emotionally invested in the characters' journey.

Sarah Green

The haunting melodies and powerful orchestration evoke a sense of urgency and determination in the protagonist's quest for justice, adding depth and resonance to the unfolding story.

Dorothy Campbell

The music seamlessly weaves together themes of resilience, hope, and solidarity, enhancing the audience's connection to the characters and their fight against a system that seeks to silence them.

Donna Lopez

Each track in the film's soundtrack evokes a range of emotions, from sorrow to anger to hope, mirroring the rollercoaster of events and feelings experienced by the characters throughout the movie. The music draws the viewer deeper into the narrative and enhances the overall impact of the film's themes of justice and redemption.

Susan Turner

The soundtrack of In the Name of the Father failed to capture the emotional depth and intensity of the story. The music felt generic and uninspired, lacking the power to enhance the gripping narrative of injustice and struggle portrayed in the film.

Andrew Anderson

The soundtrack of In the Name of the Father perfectly captures the emotional intensity of the characters' struggles and the injustices they face throughout the film.