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Jack Taylor: The Guards (2010)

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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Frank O'Sullivan ...
Clancy
Ken Fildes ...
Minister's Driver
Peadar Cox ...
Minister
Tom Latchford ...
Stallholder
Seamus Hughes ...
Young Garda
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Padraic
Colm Hogan ...
Photographer
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Paul Hardiman ...
Garda at Crime Scene
Margaret Hogan ...
Local Woman
David Heap ...
Lanpert
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Kate (as Nora Jane Noone)
Donal O'Farrell ...
Attacker
Síghle Ní Chonail ...
Mrs. Bailey
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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 KGF Vissers

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2 August 2010 (Ireland)  »

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€1,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Jack Taylor's informant named China, is a nod of the head by author Ken Bruen in his first novel (2001) to author Alan Hunter's original informant character named China, in the George Gently series of novels; first published in 1955. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jack Taylor: My father used to say: "Your mother means well". She didn't. Not then. Not ever.
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Followed by Jack Taylor: Shot Down (2013) See more »

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It felt like there was missing scenes
4 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

The big problem with this was that it seemed like big chunks of story were left out. It seemed rushed. A lot of scenes seemed sudden and unbelievable. The acting and visuals were all good. If there wasn't gaping holes in the plot and the pacing maybe it would have been a half decent film. It just felt like someone cut an hour of footage that would have made the movie make sense; the romance believable and the antagonist believable. There wasn't enough time spent on the characters to actually care about them.


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