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Some Mother's Son (1996)

R
112 min | Drama, History

Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of ...See moreBased on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the strikers, and their struggle to save the lives of their sons. Written by Alexander Lum See less
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Opening weekend
$88,515
Gross (US & Canada)
$671,437
Gross (World)
$671,437
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Release date
Dec 25, 1996 (United States)

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53 cast members
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Helen Mirren
Kathleen Quigley Kathleen Quigley   See fewer
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Fionnula Flanagan
Annie Higgins Annie Higgins   See fewer
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Aidan Gillen
Gerard Quigley Gerard Quigley   See fewer
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David O'Hara
Frank Higgins Frank Higgins   See fewer
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John Lynch
Bobby Sands Bobby Sands   See fewer
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Tom Hollander
Farnsworth Farnsworth   See fewer
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Tim Woodward
Harrington Harrington   See fewer
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Ciarán Hinds
Danny Boyle Danny Boyle   See fewer
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Geraldine O'Rawe
Alice Quigley Alice Quigley   See fewer
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Gerard McSorley
Fr. Daly Fr. Daly   See fewer
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Dan Gordon
Inspector McPeake Inspector McPeake   See fewer
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Grainne Delany
Theresa Higgins Theresa Higgins   See fewer
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Ciarán Fitzgerald
Liam Quigley Liam Quigley   See fewer
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Robert Lang
Government Minister Government Minister   See fewer
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Stephen Hogan
Young Turk Young Turk   See fewer
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Peter Howitt
SAS Leader SAS Leader   See fewer
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Bosco Hogan
British Captain British Captain   See fewer
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Jimmy Keogh
Jimmy Higgins Jimmy Higgins   See fewer
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John Kavanagh
Cardinal Cardinal   See fewer
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Oliver Maguire
Frank Maguire Frank Maguire   See fewer
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Doreen Keogh
Mother Superior Mother Superior   See fewer
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Anna Megan
Rosie Quigley Rosie Quigley   See fewer
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John Higgins
John Deegan John Deegan   See fewer
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Joan Sheehy
Woman Searcher No. 1 Woman Searcher No. 1   See fewer
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Mal Whyte
Barrister Barrister   See fewer
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Alan Barry
Judge Judge   See fewer
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Barry Cassin
Prosecutor Prosecutor   See fewer
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Brian Mallon
Prison Officer Jones Prison Officer Jones   See fewer
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Sean Lawlor
Platoon Leader (as Seán Lawlor) Platoon Leader (as Seán Lawlor)   See fewer
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Michael Sherrie
Assistant Governor Assistant Governor   See fewer
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James Hickey
Young Son Young Son   See fewer
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Karen Carlisle
Prisoner's Girlfriend Prisoner's Girlfriend   See fewer
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Fiona Higgins
Prisoner's Sister Prisoner's Sister   See fewer
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Jer O'Leary
Hunger Striker No. 1 Hunger Striker No. 1   See fewer
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Tim McDonnell
Hunger Striker No. 2 Hunger Striker No. 2   See fewer
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Tony Flynn
Cyclist Cyclist   See fewer
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Liam Byrne
Prisoner Murphy Prisoner Murphy   See fewer
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Pat Mulryan
IRA Man No. 1 IRA Man No. 1   See fewer
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Valerie Roe
Girl in Farnsworth's Office Girl in Farnsworth's Office   See fewer
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Deirdre McAliskey
Woman in Court Woman in Court   See fewer
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Michael O'Sullivan
Prison Officer Davis (as Michael F. O'Sullivan) Prison Officer Davis (as Michael F. O'Sullivan)   See fewer
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Jennifer Gibney
Woman Searcher No. 2 Woman Searcher No. 2   See fewer
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Robert Taylor
Election Agent Election Agent   See fewer
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Kate Perry
Prison Officer's Widow Prison Officer's Widow   See fewer
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Anthony Brophy
Prisoner's Leader Prisoner's Leader   See fewer
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Mickey McEneaney
Merry Mac Merry Mac   See fewer
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Patrick McEneaney
Merry Mac (as Paddy McEneaney) Merry Mac (as Paddy McEneaney)   See fewer
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Gene Berrills
Merry Mac Merry Mac   See fewer
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Ronan O'Donoghue
Radio Announcer Radio Announcer   See fewer
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Richard Neilson
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Margaret Thatcher
Herself (uncredited) Herself (uncredited)   See fewer
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Prison Officer (uncredited) Prison Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 2,369 votes