Some Mother's Son Movie Review 1996

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Young IRA members Gerard Quigley (Gillen) and Frank Higgins (O'Hara) are sentenced to long prison terms after an attack on the British army. Tough, politically active Annie Higgins (Flanagan) has already lost one son to "The Troubles" and is willing to support Frank in whatever he does. But her son Gerard's involvement takes apolitical schoolteacher Kathleen (Mirren) completely by surprise. When their sons join in a prison hunger strike, the two mothers must face the choice of supporting their sons' possible deaths by starvation or allowing the prison's officials to force-feed them. The leads give tough, terrific performances in a heartwrenching story.


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Available on VHS
Running time 112 minutes.
Originally from Irish, British.

Cast and Crew

Ireland, Moms, Men in Prison, Female Bonding, Politics
Jim Sheridan, Terry George
Helen Mirren, Fionnula Flanagan, Aidan Gillen, David O'Hara, John Lynch, Tim Woodward, Ciaran Hinds, Gerard McSorley, Geraldine O'Rawe
Geoffrey Simpson
Terry George
Bill Whelan
Arthur Lappin, Jim Sheridan, Edward Burke, Castle Rock Entertainment, Columbia Pictures

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