Some Mother's Son (1996)

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 two of the strikers, and their struggle to save the lives of their sons.

  • Terry George
  • Terry George
  • Jim Sheridan
themoviedb icon 6.8/10
  • Release Date: 1996-12-25
  • Views: 521
  • Country: GB, IE
  • Language: English | Gaeilge
  • Runtime: 112
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