Veronica Guerin (DVD)

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Veronica Guerin (DVD)

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VERONICA GUERIN, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Joel Schumacher, is the true story of the tenacious Irish crime reporter (Cate Blanchet...

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ProA true story, fascinating on seat edge film

ConsNone really, swearing and violence if it offends

I can't say I can remember the real life event of Veronica Guerin and I'm not going to say anymore as it will give the story away as the film is based a true story. You'll have to watch to find out more. But anyway I will try and describe it as best as I can while not giving the whole plot away...

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“Veronica Guerin”

published 18/05/2005

ProIntriguing story. Bit of history.

ConsNot something to cheer you up.

****Cast**** Cate Blanchett - Veronica Guerin Gerard McSorley - John Gilligan Ciaran Hinds - John Traynor Brenda Fricker - Bernie Guerin Don Wycherley - Chris Mulligan Alan Devine - Gerry Hutch Gerry O'Brien - Martin Cahill This film is a true story, based on the life of Veronica Guerin, a...

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VERONICA GUERIN, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Joel Schumacher, is the true story of the tenacious Irish crime reporter (Cate Blanchett) who exposed the brutal drug trade in 1990s Dublin. Veronica Guerin's intense dedication to her journalism, reckless hunger for the truth, and profound sense of social responsibility is grippingly portrayed by Blanchett in a magnetic performance.<BR>Told in flashback, the film begins at the moment of her brutal assassination in 1996 and moves backwards, telling the story of the last two years of her life. A competitive journalist with no drug background, Veronica started her fierce campaign against Dublin's drug trade after witnessing young children playing with hypodermic needles in the city's slums. At that moment she started interviewing addicts and small-time thugs and what she discovered eventually led her into a fiercely protected inner circle of drug kingpins, controlled by the viciously powerful John Gilligan (Gerard McSorley). What began as a search for a story became Veronica's obsession. Her quest overshadowed her duties as a wife and mother and eventually threatened the lives of her husband and child. Heroic yet reckless, she persevered, and after threats and violent beatings she was assassinated by the very gangsters she threatened to expose.

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