Cast: Barnes Barry; Behan Paudge; Bergin Emmet; Byrne Terry; Cave Des; Dennehy Ned; Devine Alan; Dobson Brian; Dunne Martin; Farrell Colin; Gallagher Joe; Greeley Jimmy; Hanley Joe; Harris Aaron; Hayden Luke; Herlihy David; Hinds Ciarбn; Hurley Kieran; Kelly Darragh; Keogh Garrett; Kinlan Laurence; Lambert Mark; Lilburn Gary; McCabe Shane; McCabe Vinnie; McEvoy Barry; McGuinness Brian; McHugh Kevin; McKenna Malachy; McSorley Gerard; Munn Brian; Murray David; Nolan Mick; O’Brien Gerry; O’Driscoll Simon; O’Neill Tommy; O’Sullivan Philip; Oates Enda; Reynolds Kevin; Roe Paul; Ronan Paul; Ryan Gerry; Sheils Karl; Smith Frank; Taylor Joe; Toibin Niall; White Jonathan; Wycherley Don; Blanchett Cate; Bradley Charlotte; Brennan Barbara; Brennan Jane; Brown Noelle; Cassin Anne; Costigan Gina; de Buitlйar Grбinne; Doddy Sally Ann; Duffy Veronica; Fox-Clarke Danielle; Fricker Brenda; Glascott Fiona; Kelly Emily; Keogh Vanessa; McDermottroe Maria; Moynihan Elizabeth; Norton Helen; O’Reilly-Maloney Sarah; Reidy Gabrielle; Ryan Barbara; Shiels Amy; Smith Shelly; Wade Maggie; White Cathy; Bruckheimer Jerry; Dowd Ned; Flynn James; O’Sullivan Morgan; Oman Chad; Richbourg Eli; Sandston Pat; Stenson Mike; Tucker Paul; Donoghue Mary Agnes; Doyle Carol; Galvin Brendan; Gregson-Williams Harry; Bergin Joan; Schumacher Joel; Gamble David; Baker Claire; Bourne Jean; Bowe Kate; Bruce Andrea; Camins Dan; Campbell John K.; Clancy Niamh; Cody Gillian; Collins Maria; Dawson Robert; Delaney Glenn; Devane Adrian; Felipe Ray; Gildea Sonya; Griffin Jennifer; Gunn Brendan; Gutentag Gabriela; Haughey Warren; Holohan Eoin; Jones Carrie B.; McDonnell Dorothy; McKenna John; O’Reilly Frances; Rech Allyson; Roberts Erika; Sperandeo Justin; Tarr Travis; Tierney Clodagh; Tuohy Liam; Viola Mary; Walton Ed; Washington Joan; Whelan Anthony; Wilson Andrew; Crowley Nathan
Taglines: Why would anyone want to kill Veronica Guerin?
Storyline: Based on a true story, this is about the Irish journalist Veronica Guerin (Cate Blanchett), a reporter for The Sunday Independent, who exposed some of Dublin’s most powerful crime barons and drug lords in 1996. But later that year she was gunned down by assasins hired by the same criminal drug lords she exposed.
All Irish know where they were on 26 June 1996 when they learned that crusading journalist Veronica Guerin had been gunned down on Dublin’s Naas Road. The film starts with her assassination and looks back at what brought it on. For more than 18 months, she’d been digging into and writing about Dublin’s drug trade, starting with the youths who were hooked and working up to the big dealers. As she gets close to the biggest crook, John Gilligan, she’s given a warning shot, a gunshot wound, a beating, and a threat against her young son. Her husband and mother try to dissuade her, as does a key informant, double-dealing John Traynor. What drives her on – idealism, the chase, fame?