Deadly (1991)





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It is a simple thing that police officer Tony Bourke has to do to regain his detective status. All he has to do is go to a remote outback town and clear the local police of any wrongdoing in the shooting of an Aboriginal suspect. After all, he himself recently suffered from being demoted because of an accidental shooting he committed while on the job. Nothing could be easier, except for one irritating little fact, which his superiors have ignored: Tony actually believes in the laws of the land. He is not prepared to whitewash the white cop's misdeeds (if that's what they are) just because they have been committed against a person of color. In this painful social drama, the tensions caused by discrimination in Australia are skillfully highlighted. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi
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Jerome Ehlers
as Tony Bourke
Frank Gallacher
as Mick Thornton
Lydia Miller
as Daphne
Alan David Lee
as Constable Barry Blainey
Tony Barry
as Deputy Commissioner Graham Stewart
Bill Hunter
as Vernon Giles
Richard Moir
as Willie the pathologist
Martin Vaughan
as Doctor Ward
Steve Dodd
as Kummengu
John Gregg
as Minister
David Kennedy
as Wally Nobody
John Moore
as Eddie
Anna North
as Junkie
Kevin Smith
as Jerry
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Fine mystery and that film is essentially a run-of-the-mill good cop / bad cop story, albeit with two notable twists.

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