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Jack Irish: Dead Point (2014)

When a high profile judge commissions Jack Irish to locate a mysterious red book, Jack is thrown into a world of sexy club owners, drug dealers and unhinged killers.

Director:

Jeffrey Walker

Writers:

Matt Cameron, Peter Temple (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Pearce ... Jack Irish
Marta Dusseldorp ... Linda Hillier
Aaron Pedersen ... Cam Delray
Roy Billing ... Harry Strang
Shane Jacobson ... Barry Tregear
Deborah Mailman ... Cynthia
Vince Colosimo ... Mike Cundall
Kat Stewart ... Ros
Barry Humphries ... Justice Logan
Dominic Allburn ... Robbie Colburne
John Jarratt ... Sen. Sgt Laurie Olsen
Tess Haubrich ... Sienna
Lloyd Bissell ... AFP Officer
Timothy Joseph Clarke Timothy Joseph Clarke ... Customs Officer
Colin Masters Colin Masters ... Corrupt Customs Official
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When a high profile judge commissions Jack Irish to locate a mysterious red book, Jack is thrown into a world of sexy club owners, drug dealers and unhinged killers.

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Lawyer, gambler, debt collector - bloody great nuisance.

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Crime | Drama

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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 »

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Follows Jack Irish: Bad Debts (2012) See more »

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Real Melbourne Grit
11 December 2014 | by mattbrentfordSee all my reviews

I was disappointed with the content of some reviews prior to watching this piece. Subsequent to having viewed Jack Irish : Dead Point I have found certain comments to be racially and possibly homophobically insensitive, if not outright offensive. I'm surprised such comments remain on this site.

If you do not believe the plot lines and find problems with the language of this film its probably your problem rather than the film makers. Are all films supposed to be filled with someone's idealised, politically correct, mid Atlantic accented digitally enhanced fantasy? If you're that sort of individual look elsewhere. You'll probably be outraged by Dead Point.

If on the other hand you like authentic localised language, a taste of an Australia that's fast fading, a bit of grime and the old streets of Melbourne then you're certain to thoroughly enjoy Jack Irish.

I lived in Melbourne for decades and met most of the characters depicted in this film at one time or another. They are genuine and accurate representations. Some scenes and areas of the plot can appear to be somewhat simplistic but the truth is real life often plays out that way. Some of the language used may also seem to be "of another era" but so are most of the better characters in this film.

If anything the plot and characters are a little bit dated in a modern setting. It's quite nostalgic in approach. Dead Point certainly honours a long and successful history of high quality, real life TV drama from the ABC.

I bet some reviewers didn't like Malcolm ( 1986 ) or Underbelly either.


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Language:

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Release Date:

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