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Jack Irish: Black Tide (2012)

Jack Irish has no shortage of friends, but family members are few and far between. His wife was murdered by an ex-client and his father is a fading photo on the pubs football wall of fame. ... See full summary »

Director:

Jeffrey Walker

Writers:

Matt Cameron, Peter Temple (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Pearce ... Jack Irish
Marta Dusseldorp ... Linda Hillier
Aaron Pedersen ... Cam Delroy
Roy Billing ... Harry Strang
Damien Richardson ... Drew Greer
Shane Jacobson ... Barry Tregear
Vadim Glowna Vadim Glowna ... Charlie Taub
Don Hany ... Dave
Diana Glenn ... Lyall Cronin
Alexandra Schepisi ... Meryl Canetti
Lachy Hulme ... Dean Canetti
Phetsmorn Inthavong Phetsmorn Inthavong ... Customs Officer
Sombart Chamclan Sombart Chamclan ... Customs Officer (as Sombat Chamclam)
Nicholas Coghlan Nicholas Coghlan ... Gary Connors
Diana Nguyen ... Thai Flight Attendant
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Storyline

Jack Irish has no shortage of friends, but family members are few and far between. His wife was murdered by an ex-client and his father is a fading photo on the pubs football wall of fame. So when Des Connors, the last link to his dad, calls to ask for help in the matter of a missing son, Jack is more than happy to lend a hand. But sometimes prodigal sons go missing for a reason... As Jack begins to dig, he discovers that Gary Connors was a man with something to hide, and his friends are people with yet darker and even more deadly secrets. Written by Anonymous

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It can pull you under.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2012 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack Irish: Black Tide See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Adapted from the detective novels by author Peter Temple, Jack Irish began life as three feature-length movies, before being adapted into an ongoing series, of which two six-episode blocks have been broadcast thus far. See more »

Connections

References Flower Pot Men (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Red Right Hand
Written by Mick Harvey (as Harvey), Nick Cave (as Cave) and Thomas Wydler (as Wydler)
Performed by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
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Better than Stilnox small screen clichéd "Aussie" yawn-fest.
5 November 2012 | by synaptecSee all my reviews

I watched the trailer and was feeling nostalgic for some good ol Aussie drama. Boy did I take a wrong turn.

I have no idea why Pearce would waste his time with this, perhaps its payback or a goodwill investment for his twilight years. He often seemed uncomfortable at the dreadful script lines he had to deliver.

And what is it with Billing being cast so often in Aussie productions? Does he get extra casting sway from his Aussie Content lobbying efforts? I'm bored with him. Give some new actors a run.

I haven't read Peter Temple's novel. I hope it's better than this embarrassment of "Aussie" clichés. Zero action, low drama, low budget tele-movie made to help the ABC meet its local content quota.

The actual cinematography, soundtrack and editing was OK but nothing could save it from the boring script. 2/10.


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