|Daniel Day-Lewis||Gerry Conlon|
|Pete Postlethwaite||Giuseppe Conlon|
|Emma Thompson||Gareth Peirce|
|John Lynch||Paul Hill|
|Corin Redgrave||Robert Dixon|
|Beatie Edney||Carole Richardson|
|Alison Crosbie||Girl in Pub|
Unemployed young Irishman Gerry Conlon gets by as a petty thief in 1970s Belfast. When local IRA leaders get fed up with him, he flees to England and meets up with his friend Paul Hill . On the same night that the IRA bombs a nearby pub, the friends get kicked out of their communal digs and are forced to sleep in a park. He returns to Belfast, but is arrested as the prime suspect in the bombing and imprisoned, where he spends 15 years trying to clear his name.