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Jack Taylor: Shot Down (2013)

His assistant in gun related coma, guilt stricken private investigator Jack Taylor leaves Galway for Dublin where he helps a young girl whose mother has been murdered.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
David O'Meara ... Harry
... Jack Taylor
... Róisín Mangan
... Cody Farraher
Garrett Keogh ... Ned Whelan
Barbara Bergin ... Kathleen Mangan
Martin 'Beans' Ward ... Jimmy (as Martin Beanz Warde)
Michael Collins ... Sweeper Mangan
Karl Shiels ... Eddie 'Slaps' Mangan
... Ron Bryson
Eamonn Hunt ... Jonjo Kelly
Stephen Cromwell ... Hugh Kelly
Mark Butler ... Christy Flynn
Ruth Magill ... Sinead Mangan
Donna Dent ... Bridie
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Jack Taylor finds an itinerant, eleven year old girl running for her life, covered in blood she collapses in his arms. It transpires that the girl has witnessed a murder. The Irish Guards - prejudiced against the Travellers and their rivaling clans - only investigate half-heartedly. Jack who is as erratic as a Traveller attends to the case. But the only answer seems to lie in the little girl. But the girl remains silent. What is she hiding? Did she identify the murderer? Is her life in danger? His investigations lead Jack to old blood feuds, drug trafficking and affairs... Written by Molten Rock Media

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Shot Down
17 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

With the previous film ending on a cliffhanger as Cody is shot. Shot Down takes up the story some months later and we do not immediately know the fate of Cody.

Jack Taylor feels even more beaten down as to Cody's fate and has left Galway for Dublin finding work wherever he can. On a dark night he finds a young girl feeling from the woods covered in blood.

This leads to an investigation within the Irish traveller community, the girl found the body of her mother murdered but cannot recall the events. The travellers are distrustful of Jack as well as each other, the police seem to care little of the gypsies and Jack might have committed a grave mistake by trusting the wrong person.

The story felt a little uneasy to me as it did not follow on from the dramatic finale of the previous episode. I also thought the story here was a little humdrum. The gypsies were at loggerheads with a splintered branch of the family but I guess rather easily who the main suspect might be.


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