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Jack Irish 

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | TV Series (2016– )
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Jack is engaged to find a missing person, only to be later framed for his murder. Jack is quickly caught up in a complex web of powerful vested interests that stretches from his home town of Fitzroy to a remote village in the Philippines.
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Series cast summary:
Guy Pearce ...  Jack Irish 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Aaron Pedersen ...  Cam Delray 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Roy Billing ...  Harry Strang 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Shane Jacobson ...  Barry Tregear 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Damien Garvey ...  Stan 12 episodes, 2016-2018
John Flaus ...  Wilbur 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Terry Norris ...  Eric 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Marta Dusseldorp ...  Linda Hillier 11 episodes, 2016-2018
Damien Richardson ...  Drew Greer 11 episodes, 2016-2018
Jacek Koman ...  Orton 10 episodes, 2016-2018
Kate Atkinson ...  Simone 10 episodes, 2016-2018
Deborah Mailman ...  Cynthia 7 episodes, 2016-2018
Ronald Falk ...  Norm 7 episodes, 2016-2018
Bob Franklin Bob Franklin ...  Brendan O'Grady 7 episodes, 2016-2018
Tiarnie Coupland ...  Gus 6 episodes, 2018
Roz Hammond ...  Sue Shields 6 episodes, 2016
Robert Morgan ...  Stedman 6 episodes, 2016
David Ritchie David Ritchie ...  Charlie Taub 6 episodes, 2016-2018
Alvin Anson ...  Adonis 6 episodes, 2016
Natalia Novikova ...  Jaeger 6 episodes, 2018
Claudia Karvan ...  Sarah Longmore 5 episodes, 2016
Danielle Cormack ...  Rory Finch 5 episodes, 2018
John Bach ...  Senator Michael Longmore 5 episodes, 2016
Neil Melville ...  Ricky Kirsch 5 episodes, 2018
Don Bridges ...  Dougie Smalls 5 episodes, 2018
Grant Piro Grant Piro ...  Senator Mackie 5 episodes, 2016
Tony Rickards ...  Razor Ray 5 episodes, 2018
David Whiteley ...  Phillip Quinn 5 episodes, 2018
Helmut Bakaitis ...  Thornton Finch 5 episodes, 2018
Nathaniel Kelly Nathaniel Kelly ...  Dale Manning 5 episodes, 2016
Greg Pandelidis ...  Warwick 5 episodes, 2018
John Burgos John Burgos ...  Stringer 5 episodes, 2016
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Jack is engaged to find a missing person, only to be later framed for his murder. Jack is quickly caught up in a complex web of powerful vested interests that stretches from his home town of Fitzroy to a remote village in the Philippines.

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11 February 2016 (Australia) See more »

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Shane Jacobson (Barry Tregear) & Claudia Karvan (Sarah Longmore) also worked together on The Time of Our Lives (2013) as Luce & Caroline respectively. See more »

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29 April 2016 | by tomsviewSee all my reviews

I loved the first three "Jack Irish" movies, they just went from strength to strength.

They formed a body of work that can stand comparison with the best in the crime/mystery genre such as "Morse", "Lewis", "Wallander", "Jesse Stone", and "Vera."

All share key ingredients that are even more important than a cutting-edge plot, the critical one being that the lead character must have feeling. It doesn't matter how tough or worldly-wise they are, these people know your pain. All the best ones understand human failings even if they don't always forgive them. Wit serves their characters well - not so much cynicism, but a knowing, world-weary wit.

The first three "Jack Irish" movies had those qualities in spades, plus unique, beautifully realised characters right down the cast list.

But I'm not so sure about the latest 6-part series. I think the extended format works against the tighter format of the movie length episodes. Where the filmmakers edited to fit 90-minutes, they now extend to fill 4-hours plus.

There are still clever touches and some very funny lines, and you can't fault the performances, but there are definitely some well-worn themes: a trail that leads to crooked politicians; ruthless multinationals; terrorists, and that old favourite of just about every series, the cult church with dark motives. Despite sub-plots going off in all directions, the principle that 'no one is introduced for nothing' is applied with a vengeance - no one is random, everything is connected.

Familiar elements added spice to the first three movies, but here things are perilously close to being over-spiced. Jack's buddies get a major workout with a lot more business to get through.

A factor is possibly the creation of more content for a voracious medium, but I can't help feeling that the six episodes would have made two more succinct movies along the lines of "Bad Debts", "Black Tide" and "Dead Point".

It will be interesting to see where "Jack Irish" goes from here.


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