15 certificateA Prayer for the Dying is a Film programme that first aired in 1987 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

A Prayer for the Dying is a 3 star programme


A Prayer for the Dying (1987)

Directed by
Mike Hodges

Martin Fallon is an IRA bomber, who tries to blow up a troop truck but instead kills a busload of school children. He loses heart and quits the movement and goes to London trying to leave the UK and start a new life. The IRA wants him back (he knows too much) and the local crime boss, Meehan, will only help him if he performs one last hit, on a rival crime boss. When Fallon does perform the hit, he is seen by a Catholic priest. He refuses to kill an innocent again and must find a way to escape the police without killing the priest, who can identify him.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1987

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Mickey RourkeMickey Rourke...Martin Fallon
Image for Bob HoskinsBob Hoskins...Father Michael Da Costa
Image for Alan BatesAlan Bates...Jack Meehan
Sammi Davis...Anna
Christopher Fulford...Billy Meehan
Image for Liam NeesonLiam Neeson...Liam Docherty
Leonard Termo...Bonati
Image for Camille CoduriCamille Coduri...Jenny Fox
Maurice O'Connell...Superintendant Miller
Alison Doody...Siobhan Donovan
Karl Johnson...Fitzgerald
Ian Bartholomew...Kristou
Peggy Aitchison...Mrs. Orton
Cliff Burnett...Fred Varley
Image for Anthony HeadAnthony Head...Rupert