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Some Mother's Son R

Between love and loyalty... Between life and death... Lies a choice no mother should have to make.
Some Mother's Son
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Format:  DVD-R
sku:  WAC 632856D

DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: May 6, 2011
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 16


User Ratings: 1,800
Rating: 3/4 -- It is fascinating to see Kathleen's independent intelligence shining in the midst of other characters, on both sides, who are true believers. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
...It is Helen Mirren's performance, so closely observed, with so much depth and urgency, that embodies the central questions of the movie...
Chicago Sun-Times
Dec 26, 1996
...Mirren throws her usual brisk intelligence into the task....The story is sturdy...
Entertainment Weekly
Jan 17, 1997
...A vivid, realistic feel...
May 20, 1996
...Mirren and Flanagan give wonderful performances...
Los Angeles Times
Dec 25, 1996
Rating: 2.5/4 -- If Son were as strong in its storytelling as its characters are in their convictions, it would be more than well-acted political soap.
USA Today
Jan 1, 2000
Riveting political drama about the importance of conscience and following the imperatives of the heart. Full Review
Spirituality and Practice
Aug 26, 2002

Description by

Surrounded by the conflict in Northern Ireland, Kathleen Quigley has managed to stay clear of it, devoting herself to her three children. Yet in a single moment, the war claims her as one of its living victims. Kathleen is caught in an inescapable political crossfire when her son, actively involved with the IRA, is jailed by the British.Helen Mirren portrays Kathleen in a powerful drama of courage and love from the makers of In the Name of the Father. Kathleen's sudden involvement in the conflict brings her into contact with Annie (Fionnula Flanagan), the mother of another imprisoned youth. Together, the two women form an intense bond as they confront a shattering dilemma: honor their sons' belief or intervene to save their lives.

Product Description:

After her son is arrested, an upstanding Irish Catholic schoolteacher faces the difficult choice of standing up for her son or decrying his pro-I.R.A beliefs. Further fuel is added to the fire when, to demonstrate their status as prisoners of war, he joins his fellow inmates in a hunger strike--and indicates his willingness to die for a cause in which she does not believe.


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Warner Archive Collection

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 56,482
  • UPC: 883316328569
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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