WriterTerry George, Jim Sheridan Release date25 December 1996 ScreenplayTerry George, Jim Sheridan CastHelen Mirren (Kathleen Quigley), Fionnula Flanagan (Annie Higgins), Aidan Gillen (Gerard Quigley), David O'Hara (Frank Higgins), John Lynch (Bobby Sands), Tom Hollander (Farnsworth) Similar moviesGandhi, Barry Lyndon, '71, Billy Elliot, The Replacements, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
TaglineBetween love and loyalty... Between life and death... Lies a choice no mother should have to make.
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Some Mother's Son is a 1996 film written and directed by Irish filmmaker Terry George, co-written by Jim Sheridan, and based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in the Maze Prison, in Northern Ireland. Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) prisoner Bobby Sands (played by John Lynch) led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners, claiming that they should be treated as prisoners of war rather than criminals. The mothers of two of the strikers, played by Helen Mirren and Fionnula Flanagan, fight to save their sons' lives. When the prisoners go on hunger strike and become incapacitated, the mothers must decide whether to abide by their sons' wishes, or to go against them and have them forcibly fed.