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Some Mother's Son (1996)

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The 1981 hunger strike in an Irish prison, in which I.R.A. prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against their treatment as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. It focuses on the mothers of two of the strikers, and their struggle.

Director:

Terry George
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Mirren ... Kathleen Quigley
Fionnula Flanagan ... Annie Higgins
Aidan Gillen ... Gerard Quigley
David O'Hara ... Frank Higgins
John Lynch ... Bobby Sands
Tom Hollander ... Farnsworth
Tim Woodward ... Harrington
Ciarán Hinds ... Danny Boyle
Geraldine O'Rawe ... Alice Quigley
Gerard McSorley ... Fr. Daly
Dan Gordon Dan Gordon ... Inspector McPeake
Grainne Delany Grainne Delany ... Theresa Higgins
Ciarán Fitzgerald ... Liam Quigley
Robert Lang ... Government Minister
Stephen Hogan ... Young Turk
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The 1981 hunger strike in an Irish prison, in which I.R.A. prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against their treatment as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. It focuses on the mothers of two of the strikers, and their struggle.

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Taglines:

Between love and loyalty... Between life and death... Lies a choice no mother should have to make.

Genres:

Drama | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some political violence and suffering | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Gerard McSorley (Father Daly) played another Priest, Father Todd Unctious, in Father Ted (1995). See more »

Goofs

Outside the prison you can clearly see an Austin Metro Mk2 which was not released till late 1984. This film is based in 1981. See more »

Quotes

Frank Higgins: [Sees the size of Gerard's beard after weeks in prison] Fuck me! It's Robinson Crusoe!
[Notices a priest glaring at him]
Frank Higgins: Sorry, Father...
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Connections

Version of The Rising of the Moon (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Messiah: All We Like Sheep
Composed by George Frideric Handel
Performed by RIAS Chamber Chorus and Sinfonietta
Courtesy of LaserLight Digital
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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nice to see Aiden Gillen in another role
24 March 2002 | by PTCfromDESee all my reviews

It was great to see Aiden Gillen, who I first encountered in the British version of Queer as Folk, in a much meatier, more difficult role. Also this is another terrific performance, as always by Helen Mirren. A very moving and sad film.


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Country:

Ireland | USA

Language:

English | Irish

Release Date:

25 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sons and Warriors See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$88,515, 29 December 1996

Gross USA:

$671,437

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$671,437
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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