Starring: Guy PearceDon HanyDiana GlennDamien RichardsonAaron PedersenRoy BillingShane JacobsonVadim GlownaMartha DusseldorpRon JacobsonBob FranklinLachy HulmeAlexandra SchepisiNicholas CoghlanNeil MelvilleRhys MuldoonMartin SacksKate AtkinsonDirector: Jeffrey Walker"Life’s gone pear-shaped for Jack Irish (Guy Pearce). He’s back to takeaway Chinese for one after his girlfriend Linda (Marta Dusseldorp) abandoned him for a career in Sydney, a flashy Brisvegas type is muscling in on the racetrack action, and his cabinet-making still leaves a lot to be desired. So when an old teammate of his dad’s turns up looking for help, it’s a welcome distraction for Jack. Des Connors’ (Ron Jacobson) son Gary (Nicholas Coghlan) has gone missing, having nicked off with all Des’s money. But sometimes prodigal sons go AWOL for a reason. As Jack begins to dig he discovers Gary was a man with something to hide and a very good reason to disappear – or be disappeared.
Finding Gary turns nasty when Jack pushes the wrong buttons at the headquarters of a national transport company owned by one of Australia’s wealthiest men. Suddenly there is a disturbing number of faceless people in ill-fitting suits taking an interest in Jack’s quest including Dave (Don Hany) – an obsessive federal agent and head of a clandestine operation called Black Tide.