Some Mother's Son


1h 51m 1996

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
En el nombre del hijo
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Political
Period
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
SONY; Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Balbriggan, Ireland; Lusk, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Rush, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

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.

Crew

John Addison

Carpenter

Gina R. Alfano

Dialogue Editor

Mary Jo Andrews

Stand-In

Nat D. Ayer

Music Composer

Johann Sebastian Bach

Music Composer

Simon Baker

Special Effects

Borney Bargantine

Music Composer

Alex Bassett

Carpenter

Tommy Bassett

Construction Manager

Keith Batten

Boom Operator

Joan Bergin

Costume Designer

Barbara Berkery

Dialogue Coach

Reggie Blain

Unit Manager

Victor Blain

Wardrobe

Geoff Blythe

Special Thanks To

Ron Bochar

Sound Effects Editor

Martin Body

Visual Effects

Andrew Boland

Music

Robert Bookman

Special Thanks To

Paul Borg

Other

Graham Boynon

Special Thanks To

Dan Breen

Transportation Captain

Dan Breen

Driver

A Seymour Brown

Music Composer

Edward Burke

Producer

Michele Burke

Makeup Supervisor

Alan Burns

Special Thanks To

James Butler

Carpenter

Chris Byrne

Special Thanks To

Darryl Byrne

Other

Ken Byrne

Camera Operator

Simon Carmody

Special Thanks To

Orla Carroll

Hair Assistant

Christian Castellano

Other

Kam Chan

Foley Editor

Ben Cheah

Assistant Sound Editor

Paul Clayton

Production

Patsy Cline

Song Performer

Charlie Clinton

Special Thanks To

Triona Coen

Props

Barbara Cone

Special Thanks To

Marjorie Connelly

Post-Production Coordinator

John Conroy

Other

Louise Conroy

Production

Paddy Corcoran

Other

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

David Crann

Video Assist/Playback

Alison Crosbie

Assistant

Bob Crowdey

Special Thanks To

Graeme Crowther

Stunt Coordinator

Alan Crozier

Other

Steve Cutmore

Visual Effects

Brenda D'arcy

Special Thanks To

Yves De Bono

Special Effects Supervisor

Clodagh Deegan

Wardrobe

Jonathan Demme

Special Thanks To

Con Dempsey

Gaffer

Jill Dempsey

Other

Kieran Dempsey

Best Boy

Patty Detroit

Special Thanks To

Danny Devenny

Other

Conor Devlin

Art Director

Richard Devlin

Production

Christy Dimmig

Special Thanks To

Dermot Diskin

Assistant Editor

Adrienne Dollard

Other

Emma Donnelly

Office Runner

Emma Donnelly

Accountant

Raul Dourado

Stand-In

Bill Dowling

Video Playback

Pat Dowling

Camera

William Doyle

Electrician

Thomas Drescher

Music Editor

Gerry Drew

Carpenter

Gill Ducker

Props Buyer

Alan Dunne

Props

Carole Dunne

Hair Assistant

Catherine Dunne

Assistant Director

Kay Dunne

Stand-In

Tommy Dunne

Props

Terry Edland

Gaffer

Andy Evans

Construction Manager

Gemma Fallon

Unit Production Manager

Braun Farella

Special Thanks To

Martel Farella

Special Thanks To

Steven Farrell

Sound

Patrick Farrelly

Producer

John Fenner

Art Director

Chris Fielder

Assistant Editor

Arlene Fishbach

Music Supervisor

Dave Fitzgerald

Other

John Fitzgerald

Production

Tom Fleischman

Rerecording

Eric Fleming

Carpenter

Tim Fleming

Other

James Flynn

Special Thanks To

Ce'sar Franck

Music Composer

Bill Friedrich

Special Thanks To

Louise Gaffney

Script Supervisor

Barbara Galavan

Special Thanks To

Marie George

Special Thanks To

Michael George

Special Thanks To

Oorlagh George

Special Thanks To

Seamus George

Special Thanks To

Terry George

Screenplay

Naomi Geraghty

Assistant Editor

Ben Gibney

Assistant Director

Patricia Glenholmes

Special Thanks To

Liz Glotzer

Special Thanks To

Lorraine Glynn

Hair

Lewis Goldstein

Sound Effects Editor

Marilyn Goldsworthy

Accounting Assistant

Angus More Gordon

Location Manager

Angus More Gordon

Production Manager

Mary Gough

Assistant Director

Tony Gregory

Special Thanks To

Bill Griffin

Special Thanks To

Mark Griffin

Special Effects

Shane Guthrie

Production

Phil Guy

Other

Taylor Hackford

Special Thanks To

Pete Hamill

Special Thanks To

George Frederick Handel

Music Composer

Richard Harvey

Special Thanks To

Edward Hayes

Electrician

Pat Hays

Makeup

Paul Hedges

Props

Peter Hedges

Property Master

Dominic Hewitt

Stunts

Edward Higgins

Special Thanks To

John Higgins

Consultant

Rita Higgins

Special Thanks To

Harry Hill

Transportation

Paddy Hiney

Props

Bradford L Hohle

Consultant

Lynne Holst

Special Thanks To

Kevin Hudson

Props

Simon Hume

Other

Malcolm Huse

Grip

Roy Hyatt

Driver

Donal Hynes

Driver

James Irwin

Other

Eileen Ivers

Special Thanks To

Helen Johnson

Makeup Assistant

Maurice Jones

Props

Michael Jones

Other

Pascal Jones

Other

William Jones

Other

Vivien Jordan

Production Coordinator

Ciaran Kavanagh

Other

Jimmy Kavanagh

Other

Peadar Kearney

Music Composer

Ray Keates

Driver

David Kemple

Props

David Kennaway

Unit Location Manager

Liz Kenny

Assistant Location Manager

Larry Kirwan

Special Thanks To

Richard Klubeck

Special Thanks To

Rene Knol

Props

May Kuckro

Assistant Editor

Ida Landauer

Special Thanks To

Joe Landauer

Assistant

Joe Landauer

Other

Clare Langan

Assistant Art Director

Arthur Lappin

Producer

Terry Laudermilch

Sound Re-Recordist

Lindsay Law

Special Thanks To

Wayne Leach

Electrician

Kathryn Lennon

Special Thanks To

Susanna Lenton

Script Supervisor

Anne Lepore

Special Thanks To

Bill Levins

Electrician

Julie Lindner

Assistant Sound Editor

Marissa Littlefield

Adr Editor

David Lloyd

Driver

Noel Long

Carpenter

Dochy Lowe

Other

Mark Lowry

Assistant Art Director

Tom Lundy

Other

Judy Lunny

Script Supervisor

Shem Lwanga

Sound Editing

Marcus Lynch

Stand-In

Jim Lyndon

Special Thanks To

Marty Lyons

Other

Philomena Mackin

Special Thanks To

Sean Mackin

Special Thanks To

Niall Mannion

Electrician

Don Maton

Other

Ian Mausner

Special Thanks To

Bernadette Mcaliskey

Special Thanks To

Theresa Mccombe

Special Thanks To

Tara Mchugh

Makeup

Craig Mckay

Editor

Pat Mckay

Special Thanks To

Susan Mckenna

Hair

Seamus Mcswiney

Special Thanks To

James Merrigan

Other

Helen Mirren

Associate Producer

David Modol

Makeup

Nuala Moiselle

Casting

Film Details

Also Known As
En el nombre del hijo
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Political
Period
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
SONY; Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Balbriggan, Ireland; Lusk, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Rush, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1996 Felix Award for Young European Film of the Year from the European Film Academy.

Released in United States Winter December 25, 1996

Released in United States December 26, 1996

Released in United States on Video September 23, 1997

Released in United States August 1996

Released in United States October 1996

Shown at Drambuie Edinburgh Film Festival August 11-25, 1996.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Opening Night) East Hampton, New York October 16-20, 1996.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival (Closing Night) October 3-13, 1996.

Feature directorial debut for screenwriter Terry George.

Completed shooting December 1, 1995.

Began shooting October 2, 1995.

Released in United States Winter December 25, 1996

Released in United States December 26, 1996 (New York City, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Seattle)

Released in United States on Video September 23, 1997

Released in United States August 1996 (Shown at Drambuie Edinburgh Film Festival August 11-25, 1996.)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Opening Night) East Hampton, New York October 16-20, 1996.)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival (Closing Night) October 3-13, 1996.)