Some Mother's Son | 1996

Drama, Period
Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison.

Cast

... Kathleen Quigley

Actor

... Annie Higgins

Actor

... Gerard Quigley

Actor

... Frank Higgins

Actor

... Bobby Sands

Actor

... Harrington

Actor

... Farnsworth

Actor

... Danny Boyle

Actor

... Alice Quigley

Actor

... Father Daly

Actor

... Theresa Higgins

Actor

... Liam Quigley

Actor

Company

Aer Lingus

Production Company

Aerly Bird

Production Company

All Hallows College

Production Company

BBC Archives

Production Company

Bank of Ireland Group

Production Company

Production Company

Synopsis

Could you stand by and watch your son starve himself to death for his beliefs? Or would you go against his wishes and save his life even though it meant the defeat of the cause he was willing to die for? A widowed schoolteacher and life-long pacifist, Kathleen Quigley has been careful to stay clear of the war in her native Northern Ireland, instead devoting herself to the care of her three children. She is shaken out of her comfortable existence when her son Gerard is captured along with the fugitive IRA leader Frank Higgins, after a shoot-out with the British army. Gerard's imprisonment and his subsequent participation in the IRA prisoners' protest to be treated as prisoners of war draws Kathleen into Northern Ireland's political conflict and into contact with Higgins' mother Annie, a hardworking farmer and fervent IRA supporter.

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