33 user 45 critic

Goldstone (2016)

2:06 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in the frontier town of Goldstone on a missing persons inquiry. What seems like a simple light duty investigation opens a web of crime and corruption. ... See full summary »


Ivan Sen


Ivan Sen
10 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Pedersen ... Detective Jay Swan
Alex Russell ... Josh Waters
Jacki Weaver ... The Mayor
David Wenham ... Johnny
David Gulpilil ... Jimmy
Pei-Pei Cheng ... Mrs. Lao
Michelle Lim Davidson ... May
Tommy Lewis ... Tommy
Max Cullen ... Old Timer
Steve Rodgers ... Mick (as Steve Rogers)
Ursula Yovich ... Maria
Michael Dorman ... Patch
Kate Beahan ... Pinky
Aaron Fa'aoso ... Bear
Gillian Jones Gillian Jones ... Sally


Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in the frontier town of Goldstone on a missing persons inquiry. What seems like a simple light duty investigation opens a web of crime and corruption. Jay must pull his life together and bury his differences with young local cop Josh, so together they can bring justice to Goldstone. Written by David Jowsey

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Jay Swan in not welcomed into the hidden world of the brutal Australian outback. See more »


Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »


Official Sites:

Official site | official site




English | Mandarin

Release Date:

7 July 2016 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Голдстоун See more »

Filming Locations:

Queensland, Australia


Box Office

Gross USA:

$86,402, 17 May 2018
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Sequel to Mystery Road (2013), the events of which are discussed on occasion in this film. See more »


Jay visits the tree and finds the small comb and then drives off to the mountain in the distance. The shadow of the tree has moved through an angle of around 40-45 degrees, indicating a much longer passage of time than is shown on-screen. See more »


Maureen: And get this. He's a blackfella.
Josh: What, Indian black or African black?
Maureen: No, I mean blackfella black. Near as I could tell, anyhow.
See more »


References Mystery Road (2013) See more »


Written by Damien Lane
Performed by Nicole Smede and Damien Lane
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Aussie cinematic gold......
11 November 2016 | by s3276169See all my reviews

Again and again, Australia proves it has an exceptional talent, for crafting quality cinema.

Goldstone is yet another real Aussie gem of a film. Its a story that has depth and beauty, juxtaposed by self effacing, unapologetic, honesty. A reflection, in many ways, of the stark Australian outback, in which it is set.

There's a good detective drama on offer here too, backed by a really soulful, back story. A story that, in a straightforward but touching way, draws the viewers attention to the sad reality of life, for minorities and those marginalized by society.

Aaron Pedersen has much to be proud of in the lead role as police officer Jay Swan. Like the film itself, his performance is understated, yet, at times, almost inexplicably moving. The other cast members distinguish themselves too, including Alex Russell, who plays Swan's local police counterpart, Josh.

In short Goldstone is remarkably well written, directed and acted. True Aussie cinematic gold. Nine out of ten from me.

22 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 33 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed