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In the Name of the Father Monologue

In the Name of the Father by Terry George & Jim Sheridan
Character: Gerry
Gender: Male
Age (range): 18 - 55
Style: Drama
Length: 2 minutes

 

Gerry: What f#@king medal? What f#@king medal? The only f#@king medal that was ever in our house. That f#@king medal. The medal I won at football. And you sat on the sidelines shouting instructions like you could only see what I was doing - you couldn't even play football- and you could only see what I was doing wrong. I could never do anything good enough for you. And after the game, you came up to me and you said, you said "Gerry, did you foul the ball?" And I walked away from you, do you remember now? I walked away from you into the dressing room. You followed me in there and you said again "Gerry, did you foul the ball?" And all the other fathers were in there, they were laughing at you, calling you "Poor Giuseppe" And I ran out, and I hid, and I wrote your name on the ground -- your stupid Giuseppe f#@king name. I wrote it in the dirt and I f#@king pissed on it. I pissed on it, because I did foul the ball. What did it matter? We won. For once in our lives, we won. You ruined that medal for me. I took it to the pawn, and they laughed at me -- they wouldn't even give me 50 pence for it.