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When the Sky Falls (2000)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  16 June 2000 (Ireland)
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Fact-based story about Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton, who invaded the Irish underworld and attempted to expose the illegitimate activities she found. Hampered by the ... See full summary »

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Sinead Hamilton
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Mackey
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John Cosgrave (The Runner)
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Tom Hamilton
Jimmy Smallhorne ...
Mickey O'Fagan
Gerard Mannix Flynn ...
Dave Hackett (as Gerard Flynn)
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Dempsey
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Martin Shaughnessy
Des McAleer ...
Jimmy Keaveney
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John O'Connor
Gavin Kelty ...
Tattoo
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Shaw
Frank Grimes ...
Paul McCarling
Rúaidhrí Conroy ...
Jamie Thornton
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Dessie O'Reilly
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Fact-based story about Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton, who invaded the Irish underworld and attempted to expose the illegitimate activities she found. Hampered by the system, a police consort is ineffectual at aiding her despite trying to step outside of the normal bounds. Kevin McNally plays her husband, who hates her activities and the danger in which she places herself. Nonetheless, he grudgingly admires her persistence and encourages her investigation. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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when the truth is hidden when the witness is silenced when the sky falls

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Rated R for brutal violence, strong language, drug content and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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16 June 2000 (Ireland)  »

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Veronica Guerin  »

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£62,848 (UK) (16 June 2000)

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£271,641 (UK) (30 June 2000)
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A pale precursor
27 January 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Having watched this *after* seeing the more recent Veronica Guerin (2003), I can only say: don't bother with this one if you want the real story. While this is an interesting story, they must have been hampered by lawyers as it uses precisely no real names and leaves you wondering if it was all made up. Sadly (or thankfully, depending on how you look at it) it wasn't made up, but see Cate Blanchett playing Guerin for real and you'll get a much better idea of what happened.


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