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In the Name of the Father | 1994 | R | - 3.6.8

Based on a true story, about an Irishman (Daniel Day-Lewis) who was incarcerated in a British prison for a terrorist bombing he did not commit.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Daniel Day-Lewis is briefly shown in a shirt and bikini underpants; in the nude, although only his upper body and legs are shown; and he is also shown with his hands over his crotch -- pubic hair and his behind are shown. In another scene he thrusts his hips up at a mirror and briefly touches a vibrator. A couple of kisses.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A building is shown exploding, but no people are shown. The police chase a crowd and a stand-off ensues with rock-throwing, shouts and gunfire, but no blood. A man threatens to shoot Day-Lewis' kneecaps. During interrogation, the police pull Day-Lewis' hair and ears and hit him in the face. A prison guard is set afire and staggers around in an extended scene; once the flames are doused he convulses and shakes on the floor, but his burns do not look horrific.


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LANGUAGE 8 - Approximately 75 F-words and a few anatomical references.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - IRA and terrorism, corrupt law enforcement and police brutality, prison life.

MESSAGE - Never give up the fight to clear your name.

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