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Jack Irish: Bad Debts (2012)

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 »

Director:

Jeffrey Walker

Writers:

Andrew Knight, Peter Temple (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Pearce ... Jack Irish
Marta Dusseldorp ... Linda Hillier
Aaron Pedersen ... Cam Delray
Roy Billing ... Harry Strang
Damien Richardson ... Drew Greer
Shane Jacobson ... Barry Tregear
Vadim Glowna Vadim Glowna ... Charlie Taub
Colin Friels ... Garth Bruce
Steve Bisley ... Kevin Pixley
Emma Booth ... Isabel Irish
Debra Lawrance Debra Lawrance ... Jack's Secretary
Fletcher Humphrys ... Wayne Waylon Milovich
Michael Carman Michael Carman ... Eddie Dollery
Simon Russell Simon Russell ... Danny McKillop
Sarah Roberts ... Lorna
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Storyline

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 want to be found - dead or alive. When an ex-client wants his help, he lets it pass away. But then this guy turns up dead which forces him back into the ominous past he thought he left for good. Written by revamp21

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2012 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack Irish: Duchy przeszlosci See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Bad Debts, the first of the three feature-length movies, was watched by an average of 950,000 Australian viewers, ranking as the sixth most watched programme of the week. See more »

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Brilliant adaptation of brilliant book
23 October 2012 | by hanne_loreSee all my reviews

I love the Jack Irish novels but I was worried the TV adaptation wouldn't do Peter Temple's writing justice. I was so glad to see my fears were unfounded. The show captured the feel of the book perfectly, from the Fitzroy 'youth club', to Charlie the carpenter, to colourful racing identities and hapless and not so hapless crooks. Loved Guy & Martha's crackling chemistry. Guy's portrayal of Jack was just flawless - a slight sense of tragedy an more than a little darkness but not shutting out the world like some other tortured crime novel protagonists. There's a real sense of the Australian male: somewhat stoic, no-nonsense, capable, not beholden to rules but not rebellious for the sake of it, with a good dose of humour thrown in. What's not to love? It doesn't hurt that Guy is getting more sexy as the years go by.

More than any other book I've read, Peter Temple's writing seems to capture the mood or feeling of Melbourne perfectly and I was so happy to find the same sense of place in this production. I can't wait to see more and will. Be re-watching this. This is such great television.


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