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Clips (4)

  1. The first of three excerpts from this tele-feature (for viewers within New Zealand).

  2. The second of three excerpts from this tele-feature (for viewers within New Zealand).

  3. The third of three excerpts from this tele-feature (for viewers within New Zealand).

  4. The credits from this tele-feature (for viewers within New Zealand).

Synopsis

Lawless saw Kevin Smith in one of his biggest roles: as undercover cop turned private investigator John Lawless. The character's career arc was told across three tele-movies. In this self-titled debut, Lawless struggles with divided loyalties while working for a dodgy drug lord (Joel Tobeck). Next thing, a robbery leaves Lawless framed by the good guys. This stylish Kiwi take on American crime shows won good reviews and a stash of awards, including gongs for Tobeck, co-star Angela Dotchin, director Chris Martin-Jones and best drama programme.

Credits (35)

 Chris Martin-Jones
 Bruce Sheridan
 Gavin Strawhan

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Comments (2)

 Julie Hill

Julie Hill

You can buy this movie on DVD from South Pacific Pictures (see info in Where to Buy box on the Overview page - scroll down). Otherwise no, it's not widely available!

 Pepper

Pepper

Is there a way to see this movie in the US?

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Awards

1999 TV Guide New Zealand Television Awards
Best Drama Programme
Best Director - Drama: Chris Martin-Jones
Best Actress: Angela Dotchin
Best Supporting Actor: Joel Tobeck
Best Contribution to a Soundtrack: Chris Burt (for his sound design)