Nick McCallum dreams of turning pro surfer but his father, wheelchair bound after a surfing accident, stands in his way - as does his own fear of the big waves. He defies his dad but is ... See full summary »
Undercover is the Australian true crime story based on the journey of former Melbourne police officer Damian Marrett and how he fell into undercover work, then proceeded to take down the Australian-Italian mafia in the early 90's.
May not be a prizewinner but it's entertaining enough
There are a couple of times when there's what I judge an unnecessary jump in the plot line to accommodate something improbable in an otherwise realistic situation. They're minor flaws that actually brought a smile to my face rather than a groan, but they seem a little out of place even though this is an Australian film and they're famous for that kind of inclusion.
It didn't ruin my evening but it would have improved the film to have passed on them. This is an easily understood plot: a cop needs to get to a peaceful town in order that his wife can successfully carry their baby. Naturally, things go wrong his first day when a convicted murderer heads to the remote town to wreak havoc on his accusers. There little flashy gunplay or inspirational heroics, but the film will grow on you because it's very human and understandable.
All roles are artfully rendered by the cast and there's the constant feeling that you are there in a remote but beautiful area of Australia.
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