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Veronica Guerin -- An Irish journalist is assassinated by drug dealers she wrote about in a series of stories.
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Writers (WGA):
Carol Doyle (story)
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Release Date:
17 October 2003 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Why would anyone want to kill Veronica Guerin?
Plot:
An Irish journalist is assassinated by drug dealers she wrote about in a series of stories. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
You'd do the same. If you saw those kids on the street, you would do the same. See more (110 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cate Blanchett ... Veronica Guerin

Gerard McSorley ... John Gilligan

Ciarán Hinds ... John Traynor

Brenda Fricker ... Bernie Guerin
Don Wycherley ... Chris Mulligan
Barry Barnes ... Graham Turley
Simon O'Driscoll ... Cathal Turley
Emmet Bergin ... Aengus Fanning
Charlotte Bradley ... Anne Harris
Mark Lambert ... Willie Kealy
Garrett Keogh ... Tony Gregory
Maria McDermottroe ... Geraldine Gilligan
Paudge Behan ... Brian Meehan
Joe Hanley ... Eugene 'Dutchie' Holland

David Murray ... Charles Bowden
Karl Shiels ... Gilligan Gang Member #1

Barry McEvoy ... Gilligan Gang Member #2

Gina Costigan ... Traynor's Girlfriend
Alan Devine ... Gerry Hutch

Gerry O'Brien ... Martin Cahill
Gabrielle Reidy ... Frances Cahill
Paul Roe ... Tommy Mullen
David Herlihy ... Peter 'Fatso' Mitchell
Darragh Kelly ... Terry Fagan

Colin Farrell ... Tattooed Boy

Laurence Kinlan ... Timmy (14-year-old Junkie)
Danielle Fox-Clarke ... Girl Junkie
Sarah O'Reilly-Maloney ... Girl Junkie #2

Paul Ronan ... Jimmy Guerin
Philip O'Sullivan ... Solicitor

Niall Toibin ... Judge Ballaugh (as Niall Tobin)
Kevin McHugh ... Judge at Assault Trial
Joe Taylor ... Priest (Bernadette's Church)
Vinnie McCabe ... Priest at Funeral (as Vincent McCabe)
Des Cave ... Police Spokesman
Luke Hayden ... Protection Garda #1
Joe Gallagher ... Protection Garda #2

Ned Dennehy ... Jamey the Tout

Tommy O'Neill ... Cahill Thug #1

Shane McCabe ... Cahill Thug #2
Brian McGuinness ... Cahill Thug #3
Sally Ann Doddy ... Mrs. Hutch
Aaron Harris ... Press Conference Reporter #1
Jonathan White ... Press Conference Reporter #2
Maggie Wade ... Coleen the Parole Clerk
Anne Cassin ... Woman Newscaster (as Ann Cassin)

Elizabeth Moynihan ... Woman Newscaster #2
Jimmy Greeley ... Newscaster #1

Brian Dobson ... Newscaster #2
Kevin Reynolds ... Studio Interviewer #1
Gerry Ryan ... Studio Interviewer #2
Barbara Brennan ... Jealous Journalist #1
Gary Lilburn ... Jealous Journalist #2
Jane Brennan ... Jealous Journalist #3
Frank Smith ... Jealous Journalist #4
Malachy McKenna ... Male Officer #1
Kieran Hurley ... Male Officer #2
Terry Byrne ... Man in Registry Office
Mick Nolan ... Tax Assessor
Barbara Ryan ... Aengus' Secretary
Enda Oates ... Warehouse Worker #1
Martin Dunne ... Warehouse Worker #2
Helen Norton ... Witness Nurse #1
Noelle Brown ... Witness Nurse #2
Veronica Duffy ... ICU Attendant
Brian Munn ... Elegant Equestrian
Cathy White ... Elegant Equestrian Woman

Amy Shiels ... Gilligan's Mistress

Fiona Glascott ... Meehan's Girlfriend
Shelly Smith ... Gang Girlfriend #1
Gráinne de Buitléar ... Gang Girlfriend #2 (as Grainne Debuitlear)
Emily Kelly ... Gang Girlfriend #3

Vanessa Keogh ... Hooker #1

Directed by
Joel Schumacher 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Carol Doyle (story)

Carol Doyle (screenplay) and
Mary Agnes Donoghue (screenplay)

Produced by
Jerry Bruckheimer .... producer
Ned Dowd .... executive producer
James Flynn .... associate producer
Morgan O'Sullivan .... associate producer
Chad Oman .... executive producer
Eli Richbourg .... associate producer
Pat Sandston .... associate producer
Mike Stenson .... executive producer
Paul Tucker .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Gregson-Williams 
 
Cinematography by
Brendan Galvin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David Gamble 
 
Casting by
Frank Moiselle 
Nuala Moiselle 
 
Production Design by
Nathan Crowley 
 
Art Direction by
Patrick Lumb (supervising art director)
Julie Ochipinti 
 
Set Decoration by
Paki Smith 
 
Costume Design by
Joan Bergin 
 
Makeup Department
Lucy Browne .... additional makeup artist
Martina Byrne .... additional makeup artist
Dee Corcoran .... key hair stylist
Lorrie Ann Dobbins .... hair assistant (as Lorri Ann Dobbins-King)
Sharon Doyle .... assistant makeup artist
Deirdre Fitzgerald .... makeup artist
Ailbhe Lemass .... chief makeup artist
Tina Phelan .... makeup artist: dailies
Morag Ross .... makeup artist: Ms. Blanchett
 
Production Management
Seamus McInerney .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keith Barry .... third assistant director
Martin Brennan .... assistant director
Therese Friel .... assistant director: second unit
Jeremy Garelick .... second unit director
Tommy Gormley .... first assistant director
Sean Griffin .... assistant director: second unit
Luke Johnston .... assistant director: second unit
Raymond Kirk .... second second assistant director
Marcus Lynch .... assistant director: second unit
Darren Lyttle .... trainee assistant director
Owen Magee .... trainee assistant director
Karen Richards .... assistant director
Eli Richbourg .... second unit director
Jonathan Shaw .... trainee assistant director
Nick Thomas .... trainee assistant director
Aoife Thunder .... assistant director
Neil Winterlich .... assistant director: additional photography
Neil Winterlich .... trainee assistant director
Louise Mac Sweeney .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Graeme Bird .... model maker
Sandra Campbell .... art department coordinator
June Connon .... chargehand standby props
Keith Cullen .... props
Romek Delmata .... illustrator
Alan Harvey .... props
Paul Hedges Jr. .... props
Jason Hickey .... Trainee Art Director
Darren Kearney .... painter
Gary McGinty .... set designer
Laura McKinney .... assistant buyer
Philip Murphy .... props
Antony Neugant .... props
Tony Nicholson Jr. .... supervising propsman
Brendan Rankin .... set designer
Frank Matthews .... master plasterer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Nigel Bennett .... sound
Paula Boram .... foley artist
Colin Cooper .... adr mixer
Michelle Cunniffe .... adr recordist
John Downer .... supervising sound editor
Andrew Felton .... sound trainee
John Fitzgerald .... adr mixer
Kieran Horgan .... production sound mixer
Paul McFadden .... adr editor
Sarah Morton .... adr editor
Sarah Morton .... dialogue editor
Robin O'Donoghue .... sound re-recording mixer
Noel Quinn .... boom operator
Esther Smith .... sound technician
Richard Street .... sound re-recording mixer
Ian Tapp .... foley recordist
Oliver Tarney .... sound editor
James Fox .... sound trainee (uncredited)
Conor O'Toole .... boom operator: second unit (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Aidan Byrne .... senior special effects technician
Kevin Byrne .... special effects supervisor
Paul Byrne .... special effects technician
Gerry P. Farrell .... special effects technician
Jimmy Lumsden .... special effects technician
Kevin Nolan .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Giacomo Bargellesi .... rotoscope artist (as Giacomo Bargellesi-Severi)
Joel Behrens .... visual effects: Asylum
David A.T. Bowman .... digital compositor: Mill Film
Grant Connor .... digital compositor: Mill Film
Rob Delicata .... visual effects shoot producer: Mill Film
Guy Elson .... digital roto artist: Mill Film
Lindsay Hallett .... visual effects producer: Asylum (as Lindsay Burnett)
Lorea Hoye .... visual effects producer: Mill Film
Jay Mallet .... effects camera operator: Mill Film
Rob Moggach .... digital compositor
Steve Murgatroyd .... visual effects supervisor: Mill Film
Ian Plumb .... digital compositor: Mill Film
Craig Rowe .... digital roto artist: Mill Film
Simon Stanley-Clamp .... visual effects shoot supervisor: Mill Film
Bridget M. Taylor .... digital artist: Asylum VFX
Lars Vinther .... visual effects editor: Mill Film
Malcolm Woolridge .... visual effects cameraman: Mill Film
Marilyn Anderson .... technical assistant manager: Mill Film (uncredited)
Mark Bakowski .... digital compositor: Mill Film (uncredited)
Sara Bennett .... digital compositor: Mill Film (uncredited)
Tim Caplan .... I/O supervisor: Mill Film (uncredited)
Colin Coull .... colour timer: Mill Film (uncredited)
Areito Echevarria .... digital compositor: Mill Film (uncredited)
Joey Harris .... technical assistant: Mill Film (uncredited)
Laurent Hugueniot .... digital artist: Mill Film (uncredited)
Pete Jopling .... digital compositor: Mill Film (uncredited)
Patricia Llaguno .... technical assistant: Mill Film (uncredited)
Mark Michaels .... digital compositor: Mill Film (uncredited)
Ray Moody .... visual effects clapper loader: Mill Film (uncredited)
Del Murphy .... stagehand: Mill Film (uncredited)
David Phillips .... digital compositor: Mill Film (uncredited)
Leigh Raby .... filmout manager: Mill Film (uncredited)
Jim Steel .... digital compositor: MillFilm (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Reggie Blain .... stunt performer
Kelly Dent .... stunt double: Cate Blanchett
Laura Fox .... stunt performer
Dominick Hewitt .... stunt performer (as Dominic Hewitt)
Giedrius Nagys .... stunts
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt driver
Gary Robinson .... stunt performer (as Gareth Robinson)
Alan Walsh .... stunt performer
Philippe Zone .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Butler .... focus puller
Sean Cahill .... electrician
Donal Caulfield .... additional camera operator
John Connon .... second grip
John Conroy .... assistant camera
John Conroy .... focus puller
Tadhg Conway .... key video assist operator
Adam Dale .... aerial director of photography
Tony Devlin .... electrician
Richie Egan .... crane grip
Sarah Francis .... assistant camera
David Grennan .... focus puller: second unit
Jonathan Hession .... still photographer
Malcolm Huse .... grip: second unit
Oisín Kelly .... grip
Patric Kickham .... video assist operator
Michael McDermott .... gaffer
Philip McKeon .... assistant camera
John Murphy .... grip
Des Whelan .... camera operator
Glyn Williams .... first assistant camera: aerial unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Frank Moiselle .... casting
Nuala Moiselle .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandra O'Toole .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Steve Farman .... negative cutter
Tami Goldman .... post-production coordinator
Oliver Grigsby .... post-production assistant
Peter Hunt .... color timer
Anna Maria O'Flanagan .... assistant editor
Dana Suman .... post-production assistant
Matthew Tucker .... first assistant editor
Tim Waller .... senior colorist
 
Music Department
Kim Carroll .... musician: guitar
Toby Chu .... composer: additional music
Toby Chu .... musician: guitars
Sophie Cornet .... co-music editor
Peter DiStefano .... musician: guitar
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator
Meri Gavin .... assistant to composer (as Mery Gavin)
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Michael A. Levine .... composer: additional music
Hugh Marsh .... musician: violin
Gretchen O'Neal .... music production supervisor
Maggie Rodford .... music supervisor
Marc Streitenfeld .... supervising music editor
Bruce White .... viola
Paul Kegg .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Geoff Zanelli .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Brendan King .... unit driver
Eamonn Murphy .... transportation coordinator
Michael Phelan .... driver: Joel Schumacher
 
Other crew
Claire Baker .... executive assistant: Mr. Schumacher
Jean Bourne .... script supervisor
Kate Bowe .... unit publicist
Andrea Bruce .... assistant: Mr. Bruckheimer
Dan Camins .... assistant: Mr. Bruckheimer
John K. Campbell .... assistant: Mr. Bruckheimer
Gillian Cody .... first assistant accountant
Maria Collins .... production coordinator
Robert Dawson .... title designer
Glenn Delaney .... location assistant
Adrian Devane .... assistant: Ned Dowd
Ray Felipe .... script researcher
Niamh Gale .... location coordinator (as Niamh Clancy)
Sonya Gildea .... production assistant: Jerry Bruckheimer (as Sonya Supple)
Jennifer Griffin .... assistant accountant
Brendan Gunn .... dialogue coach
Gabriela Gutentag .... marketing consultant
Warren Haughey .... production assistant
Eoin Holohan .... assistant location manager
Carrie B. Jones .... assistant: Mr. Bruckheimer
Dorothy McDonnell .... assistant coordinator
John McKenna .... armorer
Frances O'Reilly .... assistant: Ms. Blanchett
Allyson Rech .... runner
Erika Roberts .... assistant: Mr. Schumacher
Justin Sperandeo .... assistant: Mr. Bruckheimer
Travis Tarr .... intern
Clodagh Tierney .... location manager
Liam Tuohy .... adr voice
Mary Viola .... assistant to producer
Ed Walton .... assistant: Mr. Stenson
Joan Washington .... dialect coach
Andrew Wilson .... assistant location manager
Anthony Whelan .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language and some drug content
Runtime:
98 min | USA:92 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
One of the characters in this film was based on actual gangster Martin Cahill (pronounced: Kah-hill). Cahill was the subject of John Boorman's film, The General (1998).See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Veronica Guerin attends a protest march organized by he Concerned Parents Against Drugs to pressure a drug dealer to leave the area, and behaves as if this is a new tactic. In fact, the CPAD marches had begun in 1983 (12-13 years before the film's events) and were not a new phenomenon at the time.See more »
Quotes:
Veronica Guerin:It'll be worse for me, and it'll be worse for journalism or any journalist if I was to be intimidated. Then that means they've won, and they're not going to win.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)See more »
Soundtrack:
One More DaySee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
You'd do the same. If you saw those kids on the street, you would do the same., 30 June 2014
Author: The-Spike from United Kingdom

The assassination of Dublin crime reporter Veronica Guerin in 1996 shook Ireland to the core, her murder saw a public swell of determination to rid the country of its drug peddlers. Joel Schumacher's film is an in depth interpretation of the woman, her beliefs, her family life, her complexities and her stoicism to root out the drug barons putting liquid death into the arms of the many.

Thankfully avoiding Hollywood clichés, it's often gritty and well thought out, Schumacher and his writers, Carol Doyle and Mary Agnes Donoghue, don't soft soap the Guerin image, her faults are laid bare alongside her searing strengths. The dangers of her work are very prominent throughout, leading to some suspenseful and fearsome scenes. Cate Blanchett as Guerin is inspired casting, an actress capable of covering all facets of the human condition, and in support Ciaran Hinds, Gerard McSorley and Brenda Fricker give powerful performances. 8/10

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