Quarry (2016– )
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You Don't Miss Your Water 

Coming back home from Vietnam, two soldiers, struggling to find jobs and getting back to normal life, are approached by the mysterious 'Broker' with an interesting offer.


Greg Yaitanes


Graham Gordy (teleplay by), Michael D. Fuller (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Logan Marshall-Green ... Mac Conway
Jodi Balfour ... Joni
Damon Herriman ... Buddy
Edoardo Ballerini ... Karl
Nikki Amuka-Bird ... Ruth
Peter Mullan ... The Broker
Jamie Hector ... Arthur
Skipp Sudduth ... Lloyd
Kurt Yaeger ... Suggs
Matt Nable ... Thurston
Daniel Hall ... Cliff Williams
Joshua J. Williams ... Marcus (as Joshua Williams)
Chloe Elise Chloe Elise ... Lou
Cariella Smith ... Hattie
Lindsay Ayliffe ... Mr. Stout


Coming back home from Vietnam, two soldiers, struggling to find jobs and getting back to normal life, are approached by the mysterious 'Broker' with an interesting offer.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

9 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The rock quarry scene, was shot on the last day of shooting, according to Greg Yaitanes. See more »


When Quarry, Arthur and Ruth are driving home from the airport, external landmark shots of Memphis are shown as they drive by them. At one point, they drive by Payne's Bar-B-Q, which is in Memphis, and the very next external shot, they drive by Twin Lakes Baptist Church. However, Payne's Bar-B-Q and Twin Lakes Baptist Church are about 18 miles apart, with the church actually being in Horn Lake, Mississippi. See more »


Quarry: Life's inherently complex, isn't it? Death isn't.
The Broker: Isn't what?
Quarry: Complicated. Death's just a switch that gets flipped off.
The Broker: You're right about that, Quarry. You're absolutely right about that.
Quarry: It's done.
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You Don't Miss Your Water
22 December 2016 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Mac Conway (Logan Marshall-Green) and his friend Arthur (Jamie Hector) have returned to 1970s Memphis after several tours of Vietnam with no heroic welcome, no jobs and an uncertain future. They are not popular with the locals because of an incident where they were accused of killing Vietnamese civilians.

With little going for them as well as post traumatic stress Arthur is attracted by a shady man called the Broker (Peter Mullan) to join him as a hired hit-man. When an assignment goes wrong and Arthur is killed, Mac by association becomes responsible for his debt, the money Arthur was paid to carry out the hit. Mac is given the code-name Quarry and just to cheer him a bit more he finds out that his wife is having an affair.

The first episode is very much routine depicting the life of returning Vietnam veterans in 1970s America, it was shown in films like First Blood.

It does capture a gritty and grimy Memphis but the central character Mac is colourless and dull. The pace was too slow and really did not pick up until the final quarter of the episode.

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