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In the Name of the Father

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In the Name of the Father
Cinema poster
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
IRL.jpg Ireland
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Release Date 1993
Language English
Studio Hell's Kitchen Films
Distributor Universal Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Gerry Conlon Daniel Day-Lewis
Guiseppe Conlon Pete Postlethwaite
Gareth Peirce Emma Thompson
Paddy Armstrong Mark Sheppard
Girl in Commune Saffron Burrows
Deptford Jim Jamie Harris
Hooker's Driver Stanley Townsend

The following weapons were used in the film In the Name of the Father:


British troops in Belfast are armed with the L1A1 SLR, the British variant of the FN FAL. Some of the rifles seen appear to be early model L1A1s with wooden furniture and the original cylindrical wood carry handle.

L1A1 SLR, early model with wood furniture and cylindrical carry handle - 7.62x51mm NATO
British soldiers armed with the L1A1. Note the weapon carried by the center soldier has an open bolt; Meaning before he can fire the weapon he must first manually move the bolt forward to closing position.
A British soldier takes aim with the L1A1.
Closeup of the L1A1.
British soldiers entering a suspected IRA house with their L1A1 at the ready.

Sterling SMG

Sterling SMGs are used by British forces as well; some of this footage would later be reused for Season 2 of the series JAG.

Sterling Submachine Gun - 9mm
The soldier in the middle holds the Sterling.
A British soldier holds the Sterling; this footage would later be reused for Season 2 of the series JAG.

Armalite AR-18

An IRA member uses an Armalite AR-18 to threaten Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis).

Armalite AR-18 - 5.56mm
An IRA member uses an Armalite AR-18 to threaten Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis).

Umarex GPDA

The pistol seen pulled on Gerry appears to be a Browning BDA, but upon closer inspection, could be a Umarex GPDA replica.

Browning GPDA9 - 9mm PAK
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Right side view of the weapon. Note the barely visible external extractor.

Remington 870 shotgun

When the trial begins the police guarding the court house are seen with Remington 870 shotguns.

Remington 870 Police Magnum Riot Shotgun - 12 gauge

Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB

During the riot and later arrest the officers/military are seen armed with Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB revolvers.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB (heavy barrel) revolver (Post 1950s Model) - .38 Special

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