When the Sky Falls (2000)

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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 … More

Rating: R (Brutal violence, Strong language, Drug content, and Some sexuality)
Genre: Drama, Television
Directed By:
Written By: Michael J. Sheridan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 24, 2001
Runtime:
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Cast


as Sinead Hamilton

as The Commandant

as John Cosgrave

as John O'Connor

as Tom Hamilton

as Mickey O'Fagan

as Dave Hackett

as Dempsey

as Jimmy Keaveney

as Jimmy Keveaney

as Jamie Thornton

as Lawyer

as Colum Hamilton

as Snots Mallon
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Critic Reviews for When the Sky Falls

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Variety
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Remarkably little story...

Full Review… | July 28, 2001
Filmcritic.com

A witless examination of a woman who is only ever seen in superficial details.

March 30, 2001

July 18, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Full Review… | July 19, 2001
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for When the Sky Falls

Although it is not as good as the Cate Blanchett's "Veronica Guerrin", based on the same story, it is a fine film on it's own. I am surprised by the poor reviews. Joan Allen does a great job in the main role. It is a very interesting story, moves along well. I found it very interesting and skillfully made.

jam233
James Higgins

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