Steve Barker is a veteran police officer struggling to find any self-respect or connection with his young family.

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Steve Barker is a veteran police officer struggling to find any self-respect or connection with his young family. An encounter with a drug-addled Aboriginal, his wife's infidelities and a friend's dark secret forces Steve into a crisis of conscience and warps his previously straight-edged moral code completely out of shape. In the tradition of Serpico and Blue Murder, "Spike Up" offers a sobering meditation on police ethics and responsibility; and examines the power of institutional evil to permeate the individual. Written by Paul Gerard Kennedy

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A tale of family, friendship and international drug mules. See more »

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Startling and revealing about police life, a terrific short film
1 April 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

SPIKE UP is a blackly edgy tale of a veteran police officer (Roy Billing) whose life appears to be at a crossroads through an encounter with a drug-addled aboriginal, his wife's infidelities and a younger undercover police officer's drug addiction (Marcus Graham). The film's climax is both startling and revealing about police life, a terrific short film.

PETER KRAUSZ - Chair of the Australian Film Critics Association.

Member of the inaugural FIPRESCI jury at this year's Adelaide Film Festival

SPIKE UP stars acclaimed Australian actors Roy Billing (Rabbit Proof Fence, The Dish, Black and White), Marcus Garham (Blue Murder, Mulholland Drive) and Lisa Flanagan (Look Both Ways, Aussie Rules).


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