Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian Cox, Emily Watson, Lorraine Pilkington, Niall Shanahan, John Wall, Maria McDermottroe
Nineteen-year-old Danny Flynn is imprisoned for his involvement with the I.R.A. in Belfast. He leaves behind his family and his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Maggie Hamill. Fourteen years later, Danny is released from prison and returns to his old working class neighborhood to resume his life as a boxer.