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VERONICA GUERIN


Year: 2003
USA: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
UK: Buena Vista International UK
Cast: Cate Blanchett Gerard McSorley, Ciaran Hinds, Brenda Fricker, Joe Hanley, Barry Barnes, David Murray, David Herlihy, Karl Shiels, Barry McEvoy, Alan Devlin, Gerry O'Brien, Don Wycherley, Simon O'Driscoll, Colin Farrell, Niall Toibin, Darragh Kelly, Garrett Keogh, Laurence Kinlan, Paudge Behan, Emmet Bergin
Director: Joel Schumacher
Country: USA
USA & UK: 98 mins
USA Rated: R for violence, language and some drug content
UK Certificate: 18 contains very strong language
USA Release Date: 17 October 2003 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 1 August 2003

Synopsis

In the mid-1990s, Dublin was nothing short of a war zone, with a few powerful drug lords battling for control. Their most fearsome opponent was not the police but the courageous journalist, Veronica Guerin (Cate Blanchett), who covered the crime beat with unmatched intensity. As she investigated and exposed the 'pushers', balancing her home and family against her responsibility to her readers and her country, she became a national folk heroine to the people of Ireland; each attempt on her life only galvanized her legend. Her brutal murder in 1996 forced a dramatic revision of Ireland's laws and led to the arrests of the nation's top criminals.

Based on a true story, this powerful, emotional film from Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of PEARL HARBOR and BLACK HAWK DOWN, and director Joel Schumacher (BAD COMPANY, A TIME TO KILL, FALLING DOWN and TIGERLAND), gives unique insight into a fascinating and complex aspect of the Irish conflict and a poignant portrayal of a journalist who risked her life in search of the truth.










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