When the Sky Falls

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In this crime drama adapted from a true story, Sinead Hamilton Joan Allen is a public relations agent turned journalist who is appalled at the corruption and drug trafficking in her native Dublin; determined to do something about it and make the city a safer place in which to bring up her son, Hamilton begins a series of investigative pieces exposing the major players in the city's dope trade, as well as possible links between drug dealing and the Irish Republican Army. Hamilton's stories win wide acclaim and ...
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In this crime drama adapted from a true story, Sinead Hamilton Joan Allen is a public relations agent turned journalist who is appalled at the corruption and drug trafficking in her native Dublin; determined to do something about it and make the city a safer place in which to bring up her son, Hamilton begins a series of investigative pieces exposing the major players in the city's dope trade, as well as possible links between drug dealing and the Irish Republican Army. Hamilton's stories win wide acclaim and lead to a public outcry to see that justice is served; they also make Hamilton a number of very dangerous enemies among the underworld, as well as the more corrupt segments of the law enforcement community. When the Sky Falls is based on the true-life story of Irish investigative reporter Veronica Guerin; Guerin worked on the early drafts of the script before she was murdered by members of the drug cartel she helped to expose, leading the producers to change the names of the characters and alter the story's outcome. The supporting cast includes Patrick Bergin as a police investigator, Pete Postlethwaite as a criminal insider who gives information to Hamilton, and Liam Cunningham as another notorious crime boss.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/24/2001
  • UPC: 031398768432
  • Original Release: 2000
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  • Source: Vidmark / Trimark
  • Aspect Ratio: Priced for Rental Market
  • Presentation: Priced for Rental Market
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Allen Sinead Hamilton
Patrick Bergin Mackey
Liam Cunningham John Cosgrave ("The Runner")
Kevin McNally Tom Hamilton
Jimmy Smallhorne Mickey O'Fagan
Jason Barry Dempsey
Pete Postlethwaite Martin Shaughnessy
Desmond McAleer Jimmy Keaveney
Ruaidhri Conroy Jamie Thornton
Technical Credits
John MacKenzie Director
Bruce Davey Executive Producer
Seamus Deasy Cinematographer
Brendan Deasy Sound/Sound Designer
Connor Devlin Art Director
Mark Geraghty Production Designer
Ros Hubbard Casting
John Hubbard Casting
Tom Johnson Sound/Sound Designer
Ralph Kamp Executive Producer
Kevin Menton Executive Producer
Lorna Mugan Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Newman Executive Producer
Mary Louise Queally Executive Producer
Robert Quinn Asst. Director
Michael Sheridan Screenwriter
Michael Sheridan Screenwriter
Rod Stoneman Executive Producer
Graham Walker Editor
Nigel Warren-Green Producer
Michael Wearing Producer
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