Jack Taylor (2010)
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Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | Episode aired 2010
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Incorrigible boor Jack Taylor is fired from the Garda (Irish national police) for brutality against a government minister. His experience, some contacts and cheap rates get him started as ... See full summary »


Stuart Orme


Tom Collins (screenplay), Anne McCabe (screenplay) | 2 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Iain Glen ... Jack Taylor
Nora-Jane Noone ... Kate Noonan
Frank O'Sullivan Frank O'Sullivan ... Clancy
Ken Fildes Ken Fildes ... Minister's Driver
Peadar Cox Peadar Cox ... Minister
Tom Latchford Tom Latchford ... Stallholder
Seamus Hughes ... Young Garda
Lalor Roddy ... Padraic
Colm Hogan Colm Hogan ... Photographer
Ralph Brown ... Sutton
Paul Hardiman Paul Hardiman ... Garda at Crime Scene
Margaret Hogan Margaret Hogan ... Local Woman
David Heap David Heap ... Lanpert
Donal O'Farrell Donal O'Farrell ... Attacker
Síghle Ní Chonail Síghle Ní Chonail ... Mrs. Bailey


Incorrigible boor Jack Taylor is fired from the Garda (Irish national police) for brutality against a government minister. His experience, some contacts and cheap rates get him started as private eye in all but name, assisted by his even less law-abiding buddy, painter Sutton. Anne Henderson hires him, suggesting her missing teenage daughter was the latest in a series of suspicious 'suicides', which he traces to sleazy manager Ford's factory and illegal sex recordings. That turns out only the tip of the iceberg, even before Jack is beaten badly and old publican Sean is fatally run over. Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama


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Ireland | Germany



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2010 (USA) See more »


Box Office


EUR1,500,000 (estimated)
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Did You Know?


Jack Taylor's informant named China is a nod of the head by author Ken Bruen in his first novel (2001) to author Alan Hunter's original informant character named China, in the George Gently series of novels, first published in 1955. See more »


When Jack finds the gun, it is a Smith & Wesson; when Jack first points the gun @ the dock, it is a vented/ribbed Colt Python; then, it goes back to a Smith & Wesson. See more »


Sutton: You're more predictable when you're drunk.
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Follows Jack Taylor: The Dramatist (2010) See more »

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It felt like there was missing scenes
4 April 2017 | by carlie_1987See all my reviews

The big problem with this was that it seemed like big chunks of story were left out. It seemed rushed. A lot of scenes seemed sudden and unbelievable. The acting and visuals were all good. If there wasn't gaping holes in the plot and the pacing maybe it would have been a half decent film. It just felt like someone cut an hour of footage that would have made the movie make sense; the romance believable and the antagonist believable. There wasn't enough time spent on the characters to actually care about them.

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