Some Mother's Son is a 1996 film written and directed by Northern 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 prisoner Bobby Sands 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...
|Release date:||December 25, 1996|
|Directed by:||Terry George|
|Music by:||Bill Whelan|
|Screenplay by:||Terry George, Jim Sheridan|