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Some Mother's Son

Some Mother's Son(1996)

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Brief Synopsis

Could you stand by and watch your son starve himself to death for his beliefs? Or would you go against his wishes and save his life even though it meant the defeat of the cause he was willing to die for? A widowed schoolteacher and life-long pacifist, Kathleen Quigley has been careful to stay clear of the war in her native Northern Ireland, instead devoting herself to the care of her three children. She is shaken out of her comfortable existence when her son Gerard is captured along with the fugitive IRA leader Frank Higgins, after a shoot-out with the British army. Gerard''s imprisonment and his subsequent participation in the IRA prisoners'' protest to be treated as prisoners of war draws Kathleen into Northern Ireland''s political conflict and into contact with Higgins'' mother Annie, a hardworking farmer and fervent IRA supporter.

Cast & Crew

Terry George Director
Helen Mirren Kathleen Quigley
Aidan Gillen Gerard Quigley
David O'Hara Frank Higgins
Fionnuala Flanagan Annie Higgins
John Lynch Bobby Sands
Tim Woodward Harrington
Tom Hollander Farnsworth
Ciarßn Hinds Danny Boyle
Geraldine O'Rawe Alice Quigley
Gerard Mcsorley Father Daly
Dan Gordon Inspector Mcpeake
Grainne Delany Theresa Higgins

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1996 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  Sony Pictures Releasing, SONY
Sound:  Production Co:  .....Production Company, Castle Rock Entertainment .....Production Company (Usa), C5, Inc. .....Production Company, Windmill Lane Studios .....Production Company, Sound One .....Production Company, The Effects House .....Production Company, Peerless Camera Company .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Panavision, Ltd. .....Production Company, Bbc Archives .....Production Company, Technicolor .....Production Company, Eastman Kodak .....Production Company, Cine Electric, Ltd. .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Bank Of Ireland Group .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Pc .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Windmill Lane .....Production Company, Turner Entertainment Company .....Theatrical Distributor, Cts .....Theatrical Distributor, Skifan Hf .....Theatrical Distributor, Medusa Film .....Theatrical Distributor, Constantin Film Development, Inc. .....Theatrical Distributor, Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh .....Theatrical Distributor, Monopole Pathe Films Ag .....Theatrical Distributor, .....Theatrical Distributor, Sony Pictures Releasing .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Union Generale .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Castle Rock Entertainment .....Foreign Distribution Sales, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group .....Domestic Video Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  Ireland (IE)

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