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Director:
Writers:
Guy Andrews (additional dialogue)
Ronan Gallagher
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Release Date:
16 June 2000 (Ireland) See more »
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Tagline:
when the truth is hidden when the witness is silenced when the sky falls
Plot:
Fact-based story about Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton, who invaded the Irish underworld... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(3 articles)
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A glimpse at the wicked reality of crime. See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Joan Allen ... Sinead Hamilton

Patrick Bergin ... Mackey

Liam Cunningham ... John Cosgrave (The Runner)

Kevin McNally ... Tom Hamilton
Jimmy Smallhorne ... Mickey O'Fagan
Gerard Mannix Flynn ... Dave Hackett (as Gerard Flynn)

Jason Barry ... Dempsey

Pete Postlethwaite ... Martin Shaughnessy
Des McAleer ... Jimmy Keaveney

Owen Roe ... John O'Connor
Gavin Kelty ... Tattoo

Vincent Walsh ... Shaw
Frank Grimes ... Paul McCarling
Rúaidhrí Conroy ... Jamie Thornton

Liam Carney ... Dessie O'Reilly
Paul Bennett ... Seamus, McDaid

Paul Hickey ... Lawyer
Mark Dunne ... Keego
Jeff O'Toole ... Snots Mallon
Ian Cregg ... Phil Myler
Fearghal Geraghty ... Colum Hamilton
Patrick O'Kane ... Tall thin man
Antoine Byrne ... Mary
Russell Smith ... Kevin
Sarah Pilkington ... Susie

Marian Quinn ... Fidelma
Patrick David Nolan ... Police superintendant

Paul Ronan ... Mangan
Danny O'Carroll ... Shaughnessy's son

Gavin O'Connor ... Det. Kennedy
Phyllis Ryan ... Old woman
Bryan Baker ... Martin
Steve Blount ... Duignan
Michael Devaney ... Porche salesman
Annie Ryan ... MC at award ceremony
Hilda Fay ... Martin's wife
Tom O'Leary ... Reporter
Paul Buckley ... Reporter
Kate Perry ... Woman in car
Gertrude Montgomery ... Production assistant
David McCarthy ... Car thief
Gail Fitzpatrick ... TV reporter
Aoife Moriarty ... Heroin taking girl
Fran Brennan ... Police superintendant

Karl Argue ... Teenager
Eamon Glancy ... Sparks bouncer

Simon Delaney ... Sparks bouncer
Patricia Devine ... Sparks bargirl
Marty Sheridan ... Rave DJ
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sharon Barker ... Reporter
Sue Moore ... Nightclub Raver
Donal O'Farrell ... Security Guard
Robbie Byrne ... Drug Dealer (uncredited)

Directed by
John Mackenzie 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Guy Andrews  additional dialogue
Ronan Gallagher 
Colum McCann 
Michael Sheridan 

Produced by
Bruce Davey .... co-executive producer
Greg Johnson .... executive producer
Ralph Kamp .... co-executive producer
John McDonnell .... line producer
David McLoughlin .... co-producer
Kevin Menton .... executive producer
Peter Newman .... executive producer
Marie Louise Queally .... executive producer
Michael Sheridan .... associate producer
Rod Stoneman .... co-executive producer
Nigel Warren-Green .... producer (as Nigel Warren Green)
Michael Wearing .... producer
 
Original Music by
Pol Brennan 
 
Cinematography by
Seamus Deasy 
 
Film Editing by
Graham Walker 
 
Casting by
John Hubbard 
Ros Hubbard 
 
Production Design by
Mark Geraghty 
 
Art Direction by
Conor Devlin 
 
Set Decoration by
Johnny Byrne 
 
Costume Design by
Lorna Marie Mugan 
 
Makeup Department
Audrey Doyle .... makeup artist
Morna Ferguson .... key makeup artist
Lynn Johnson .... makeup artist
Hugh McAllister .... assistant hair stylist
Martina McCarthy .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Mickey Walsh .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Glenn Delaney .... trainee assistant director (as Glen Delaney)
Adrienne Greenhalgh .... trainee assistant director
Suzanne Nicell .... second assistant director
Conor O'Carroll .... trainee assistant director
Iseult O'Siochain .... trainee assistant director
Robert Quinn .... first assistant director
Eddie Stacey .... second unit director
Nick Thomas .... trainee assistant director
Aoife Thunder .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Alex Bassett .... carpenter
Colm Bassett .... construction manager
Mark Bassett .... stagehand
Julie Busher .... assistant art director
Johnny Byrne .... set dresser
Noel Coughlan .... painter
Richard Devlin .... stagehand
Gerry Drew .... head carpenter
Ken Egan .... storeman
Neil Featherstone .... painter (as Neil Fetherson)
Ciara Gormley .... trainee art director
Martin Hayes .... carpenter
Edward Humphries .... carpenter (as Eddie Humphries)
Eddie Kinsela .... carpenter
Rene Knol .... chargehand dressing props
Noel Long .... stand-by carpenter
Tom Lundy .... painter (as Tommy Lundy)
Frank Matthews .... carpenter
Ray McHale .... painter
Nuala McKiernan .... stand-by props
Brendan McNicholl .... stand-by rigger
Colm Murphy .... carpenter
Eamonn O'Higgins .... property master
Jimmy O'Meara .... stand-by stagehand
David Oldham .... carpenter
Jenny Oman .... property buyer
Alan Scott .... stand-by painter
Bobby Scott .... head painter
 
Sound Department
Todd Beckett .... foley recordist
Michelle Cunniffe .... adr mixer
Michelle Cunniffe .... assistant sound mixer
Brendan Deasy .... sound recordist
Susan Fairbairn .... assistant sound editor
Susan Fairbairn .... foley assistant
John Fitzgerald .... sound re-recording mixer
Sarah Gaines .... dialogue editor
Tom Johnson .... sound
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Anna Malkin .... foley assistant
Ron Malligers .... foley recordist
Jean McGrath .... adr recordist
Steven McLoughlin .... sound trainee
Hugo Monks .... trainee sound editor
Nikki Moss .... adr supervisor (as Nicky Moss)
Douglas Murray .... dubbing mixer
Douglas Murray .... sound
Eddie Quinn .... boom operator
Gerard Roche .... adr mixer
Andrew Tay .... foley recordist
Cathi Weldon .... sound effects editor
Rebecca Wright .... foley assistant
Sharon Zupancic .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Graham Bushe .... special effects technician
Maurice Foley .... special effects supervisor
Marty Kelly .... special effects technician
Brendan Walsh .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Ruairi Robinson .... title sequence designer
Trevor Young .... production coordinator: The Film Factory at VTR
 
Stunts
Dominick Hewitt .... assistant stunt coordinator
Dominick Hewitt .... police fire stunt
Eamon A. Kelly .... stunts (as Eamonn Kelly)
Donal O'Farrell .... stunts
Eddie Stacey .... stunt coordinator
Philippe Zone .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Carr .... practical electrician
Sean Corcoran .... camera operator: second unit
Sean Creagh .... generator operator
Noel Cullen .... gaffer
Fiona Deasy .... camera trainee
Shane Deasy .... focus puller
Con Dempsey .... rigging gaffer
Kieran Dempsey .... best boy electric
Richie Egan .... crane grip
Russell Gleeson .... clapper loader: second camera
David Keogh .... electrician
Karen Moran .... video playback operator
John Murphy .... grip
Shane O'Neill .... focus puller: second camera
Patrick Redmond .... still photographer
Danny Reilly .... rigger
Peter Robertson .... camera operator: second unit
Kurt Savage .... focus puller: third camera
Brian Sheridan .... electrician
Simon Walsh .... clapper loader
Des Whelan .... camera operator: "a" camera
 
Casting Department
Mary Maguire .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michelle Butler .... costume trainee
Gill Howard .... assistant costume designer
Jessica O'Leary .... costume supervisor
Liz Treacy .... costume assistant
Liz Treacy .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
James Finlan .... additional editor
Mike Fraser .... negative cutter
Jim Howe .... first assistant editor
Kate Mackenzie .... assistant editor
Mark Waddell .... color grader
 
Music Department
Joji Hirota .... musician: percussion
Chris Lawson .... music mixer
Chris Lawson .... musician: guitar
Chris McCarthy .... musician: bass
Richard McCullough .... assistant recording engineer
Paul O'Byrne .... musician: drums
Jon Stevenson .... music editor
Caitriona Walsh .... orchestral manager (as Caítriona Walsh)
 
Transportation Department
Ernie Beakhurst .... transportation captain
Stephen Carroll .... action vehicle coordinator
Peter Doyle .... action vehicle assistant
 
Other crew
Naoise Barry .... location manager
Barbara Berkery .... dialogue coach
Brendan Bourke .... script consultant
Sandra Campbell .... assistant to director
Gillian Cody .... assistant accountant
Cait Collins .... location coordinator
Sile Dorney .... production accountant
Sue Field .... script supervisor
Mike Fraser .... rushes transfer
Veronica Guerin .... story consultant
Helen Hadden .... assistant to producer
Gerry Lundberg .... unit publicist
Ciara McGowan .... production secretary
John McKenna .... armorer
Ruth McMahon .... unit nurse
Ann Lee Miller .... assistant to producer
Dave Morris .... location manager
Emma O'Beirne .... production trainee
Miriam O'Kelly .... assistant to executive producers
Edmund Sampson .... assistant locations
Emma Scott .... production coordinator
Yvonne Shaw .... assistant accountant
Julie Stephens .... stand-in
Frankie Tervit .... accounts trainee
Genevieve Whitfield .... crowd coordinator
Sabine Wührer .... script supervisor: second unit
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for brutal violence, strong language, drug content and some sexuality
Runtime:
107 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA (cable rating) | Australia:MA (2008) | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | UK:18 | USA:R

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A glimpse at the wicked reality of crime., 1 July 2000
Author: ceadcara from Dublin, Ireland

From the opening scenes this film brought back the memories of shocking headlines from the recent past through which we have lived. Fictionalised maybe, but very close to the reality. Each scene struck home. These were our headlines. This was Dublin in the grip of drug barons. This is how it was. A wonderful cast brought it all to life again. If I have a minus note it is that the names were changed. I wonder why, but I suppose there may have been legal reasons. We in Dublin know the real names. The criminlas are now behind bars. This is a story of our time. It should be compulsory viewing for all. For the lawless that they be warned. For the lawful that they may never forget. It was a great American who said that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance!

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