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Jack Taylor: The Magdalen Martyrs (2011)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime  -  10 April 2011 (Ireland)
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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 »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Reynolds ...
Damien Flood
Ger Carey ...
Michael Neville
Cody Farraher
Darine Ní Dhonnchadha ...
Maggie McCarthy
Conor Nolan ...
Superintendent Clancy
Garda Kate Noonan (as Nora Jane Noone)
Detective Kavanagh
Philip Cribbin ...
Church Receptionist
Paraic Breathnach ...
Midie Corcoran ...
Ionia Ní Chróinín ...
Louise (as Ionia Ni Chroinin)
Josie Carlin ...


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 notorious for taking pleasure in torturing the girls. Jack has hardly begun his inquiries when he is warned off by local hard man BILL CASSELL. He also uncovers a seeming cover up when files which might have revealed the nun's identity are missing from Church Recored. The case grows more complicated when Jack discovers a connection between the execution style murders of two young men and the nun, Lucifer. Apparently someone is out to avenge themselves on Lucifer by killing those she holds dearest: Her nephews. What seemed like a simple case turns even more complicated for Jack when he accidentally causes the death of Bill Cassell's henchman. Now, not only are the Guards after Jack for his involvement in the henchman's death, but Bill wants a piece of him as well. It's a race against time for Jack to ... Written by Marteinn Thorisson

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Release Date:

10 April 2011 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Jack Taylor: Gefallene Mädchen  »

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€1,500,000 (estimated)

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In conversation about their latest case Jack asks Cody if he has heard of The Magdalene laundries to which Cody replies that he has 'seen the movie'. Nora-Jane Noone (Garda Kate Noonan) made her debut as Bernadette in Peter Mullan's 2002 film "The Magdalene Sisters". See more »


Father Malachy: [greets Jack at the door] Ah, Jack! Didn't recognise you without a pint in your hand.
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Followed by Jack Taylor: The Pikemen (2011) See more »


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Good Finale, wished the series would continue though
4 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the final Jack Taylor movie with Iain Glen and unlike the first two movies, the final one feels much more personal and emotional. Not only do you get a glimpse at Taylor's personal life but some of the flashbacks in the film are haunting as they are fascinating to watch. It is one of those TV films that has you gaping at the television screen mirroring a certain feeling as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo evokes.The script is wonderfully written and very different from the last two focusing on a crime in the past that has influenced a certain crime in the present. Iain Glen is once again, a brilliant Jack Taylor. This time he reveals a softer side, perhaps a much more vulnerable side that has not been shown in the last two films. The ending I had problems with, it felt rushed and inconclusive. This is especially a great disappointment since it is the last one of the series. The reason for not giving 10/10 stars is because I was disappointed with the ending, though this is not a love story, Noonan's and Taylor's relationship was hinted to be going somewhere especially when they share a special moment, but ultimately goes nowhere in the end. It makes one wonder why the coupling was even implied. The moment with his mother in the end is also ambiguous and unnecessary as they say no dialogue of any meaning pertaining proclaiming closure or finality. Otherwise if you're Iain Glen fan, watch it and you'll like it. Glen is brilliant as always, if you're not, its still a great watch. :)

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