Kicked off Ireland's police force for booze-related infractions, now working as a "finder" (private eye) in Galway, Jack Taylor takes on cases the cops won't touch. Based on the best-selling crime novels by Ken Bruen, this acclaimed Irish series stars Iain Glen (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey) as Taylor: battered, disheveled, hard-boiled, and a softhearted defender of the lost and broken. Set includes three feature-length mysteries: The Dramatist, Priest, and Shot Down. 41/2 hours, 3 DVDs, SDH. Mature audiences.
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When a drama student falls to her death, the police dismiss it as a suicide and her as a drug user. But her literature professor disagrees and hires Taylor to look deeper into the case. The murder of a second female student establishes a link between the two deaths and the ancient Irish tale "Deirdre of the Sorrows." A serial killer seems set to keep adding to the misery.
A priest is beheaded in church while kneeling before the altar. Fearing he's next, another priest asks Taylor for help. Taylor investigates two of the dead man's former parishioners, one now a successful businessman, the other a drug addict. As details of the case emerge, this tale of revenge comes to a shocking conclusion.
When the police make no headway in the shooting death of a woman, Taylor volunteers his services to her grieving family. He believes the woman's 11-year-old daughter saw the killer and may now be in danger. While a feud rages within her community, Taylor has to protect the girl and help her recall the events of her mother's murder.
- Director Stuart Orme on Jack Taylor
- Photo galleries (Priest & Shot Down)
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 280 minutes, plus bonus programming
Number of Discs: 3
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Rating: NR. Contains coarse language and violence.
"Impressive, gritty dramas" --Daily Mail (UK)
"Brilliant" --The People (UK)