Some Mother's Son Poster

Release Date: December 25th, 1996

R|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
In 1981, Kathleen Quigley (Helen Mirren), a soft-spoken Irish schoolteacher, is shocked to learn that her son, Gerard (Aidan Gillen), has been arrested for his involvement in the Irish Republican Army. In prison, Gerard and his friend, Frank Higgins (David O'Hara), participate in a hunger strike. Kathleen, who's desperately worried for Gerard's health, strikes up an unlikely friendship with Frank's mother, Annie (Fionnula Flanagan), who supports their sons' drastic choice.

Cast: Dame Helen Mirren, Fionnula Flanagan, Aidan Gillen, David O'Hara, John Lynch, Tim Woodward, Tom Hollander, CiarĂ¡n Hinds

Director: Terry George

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Prison, 1980s, Sacrifice, Gritty, Friend, Mother, Emotional