Incorrigible boor Jack Taylor is fired from the Garda (Irish national police) for brutality against a government minister. His experience, some contacts and cheap rates get him started as ...
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A man is brutally murdered by an unseen assailant. We glimpse the murder weapon: A steel spearhead with a scythe-like hook on the side, mounted on a shaft. Some days later and Jack Taylor ... See full summary »
Galway Private Investigator JACK TAYLOR is hired by the daughter of a former inmate of the infamous Magdalen Laundries to find the identity of a former nun, known only as LUCIFER, who was ... See full summary »
With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases.
A former criminal lawyer is getting his life back together and now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and finding those who don't ... See full summary »
A female student dies from a fall from the roof of the university. She is dressed in a theatre costume and wears a ring of paper with a quote from the play "Deirdre of the Sorrows" typed ... See full summary »
A priest who had just returned from 20 years of working overseas is found beheaded in his church. Father Malachy confesses to Jack that now he himself fears for his life and reveals a ... See full summary »
Incorrigible boor Jack Taylor is fired from the Garda (Irish national police) for brutality against a government minister. His experience, some contacts and cheap rates get him started as private eye in all but name, assisted by his even less law-abiding buddy, painter Sutton. Anne Henderson hires him, suggesting her missing teenage daughter was the latest in a series of suspicious 'suicides', which he traces to sleazy manager Ford's factory and illegal sex recordings. That turns out only the tip of the iceberg, even before Jack is beaten badly and old publican Sean is fatally run over. Written by
The Bob Dylan album, Freewheelin', "with the 4 deleted tracks", that Jack presents to Kate is a rare collector's item. One recently changed hands for $30,000. How did Jack manage to acquire it? See more »
When Jack finds the gun, it is a Smith & Wesson; when Jack first points the gun @ the dock, it is a vented/ribbed Colt Python; then, it goes back to a Smith & Wesson. See more »
My father used to say: "Your mother means well". She didn't. Not then. Not ever.
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If you want to wallow in the misery of the title character, go for it. I've watched The Guards and The Pikemen and that's enough for me. Jack Taylor is a drunk private eye whose mistakes lead to devastating results for other people, particularly in The Pikemen. His bad judgment leads him to getting severely beaten up repeatedly, but he heals miraculously to pursue his cases. I have no idea what the point is of these stories except to present a boring has-been who screws up regularly but manages to rise above his alcoholic fog to figure out who the perpetrator is (what?!) and then hand it off to the police. The direction is below B-movie grade and the editing even worse. The only positive aspect of these films is the quality of the acting by the lead and his supporting cast, all of whom do an excellent job and that's what the 2 stars are for. However, that in itself cannot entice me to watch further installments of this crime series. Jack Taylor is just too dumb.
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