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Jack Irish: The Movies

Jack Irish: The Movies

Emmy® winner Guy Pearce (Memento, Iron Man 3) is Jack Irish, the brooding Australian antihero of Peter Temple's award-winning crime novels. A former lawyer reeling in the wake of his wife's murder,...more.
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Overview
Emmy® winner Guy Pearce (Memento, Iron Man 3) is Jack Irish, the brooding Australian antihero of Peter Temple's award-winning crime novels. A former lawyer reeling in the wake of his wife's murder, he reinvents himself as a part-time private investigator and full-time alcoholic, then takes on cases that plumb the depths of Australian society. In Bad Debts, he uncovers corruption. In Black Tide, he helps an old family friend whose son has gone missing. In Dead Point, Jack is commissioned to locate a mysterious red book, but anyone who touches it turns up dead. With Marta Dusseldorp (A Place to Call Home) as journalist Linda Hillier, who sees the honorable man behind the disheveled exterior. "Intelligent, hard-boiled thriller"-Wall Street Journal. 3 feature-length mysteries, over 4 3/4 hrs, 3 DVD or Blu-ray discs, SDH. Mature audiences.
Episodes

Episode 1: Bad Debts
When criminal lawyer Jack Irish's wife was murdered by an irate client, Jack swore off his old life. Now he passes his time collecting debts, betting on horse races, and boozing at a dingy pub. Then a man he once represented dies, and Irish decides to delve deeper. With the help of reporter Linda Hillier, Jack uncovers a conspiracy that goes beyond the man's death.

Episode 2: Black Tide
Hoping to gain some insight into his past, Irish accepts a case from one of his dad's old friends. The man's son, Gary, has vanished after scamming thousands of dollars from his father. Jack throws himself headlong into the search, but his relationship with Linda suffers as a result. Worse, Jack soon realizes that Gary may be mixed up with dangerous and powerful people.


Episode 3: Dead Point
A judge about to deliver a bombshell report on a dockyard criminal operation requests Jack's help locating some sensitive materials. The case spirals into a conspiracy involving drug dealing, police corruption, smuggling, blackmail, and murder.

DVD Extras
  • Behind-the-scenes of Black Tide
  • Behind-the-scenes clips for Dead Point
  • Photo gallery
Details

Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 289 minutes, plus bonus programming
Format: Widescreen
Number of discs: 2
Language: English
Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Color
CC: No
SDH: Yes
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1080i (Dead Point bonus 480i) / 16:9
Audio Format: 2.0 DTS-HD MA
Rating: NR.Contains strong language, violence, graphic images, sexual situations, and nudity.

Cast
Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing, Shane Jacobson, Claudia Karvan, Roz Hammond, Robert Morgan, Jacek Koman, Marcus Graham, Ramien garvey, John Flaus, Ron Falk, Terry Norris, Alvin Anson, Nathaniel Kelly, Damien Richardson, John Bach
Press

"Pearce delivers a mesmerizing performance' -- Daily Record (UK)
"This Australian noir could become the coolest show on television." --Daily Record (UK)
"Thrilling" -- The Observer (UK)
"Stunning crime drama" -- The Sun (UK)
"Intelligent, hard-boiled thriller" -- The Wall Street Journal
"Very enjoyable" --NPR's Fresh Air
"Enormously engaging viewing" -- The Washington Post
"A classic noir" -- The Wall Street Journal
"Pearce shines as Irish." --NPR's Fresh Air

Awards
Sichuan TV Festival, Gold Panda Award Nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Guy Pearce, 2015)
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