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When the Sky Falls Details


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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Joan Allen
as Sinead Hamilton
Patrick Bergin
as Mackey
Liam Cunningham
as John Cosgrave ("The Runner")
Kevin McNally
as Tom Hamilton
Jimmy Smallhorne
as Mickey O'Fagan
Jason Barry
as Dempsey
Pete Postlethwaite
as Martin Shaughnessy
Desmond McAleer
as Jimmy Keaveney
Ruaidhri Conroy
as Jamie Thornton


John MacKenzie
Nigel Warren-Green
Michael Wearing
Seamus Deasy
Mark Geraghty
Production Designer
Connor Devlin
Art Director
Ralph Kamp
Executive Producer
Bruce Davey
Executive Producer
Peter Newman
Executive Producer
Kevin Menton
Executive Producer
Rod Stoneman
Executive Producer
Lorna Mugan
Costume Designer
Brendan Deasy
Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Johnson
Sound/Sound Designer
John Hubbard
Ros Hubbard
Eddie Stacey
Stunts Coordinator

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