Bastard Boys is 2-disc collection that revolves around a turbulent
area of unionism during Australia history in 1988 where battle for
Australia's waterfront stopped a nation.
The director Ray Quint does a wonderful job at melding a variety of
different movie genres into one entertaining and awe-inspiring drama
series. Ironically, both parties involved in this dispute have their
stories told in Bastard Boys which begins with a phone call to John
Coombs (Colin Friels), the head of the Maritime Union in Australia
who uncovers a plot to threaten the very jobs of Australian workers.
This then leads to an all our war between the wharfies, lawyers,
unionists and heads of the corporate enterprise in an attempt to
replace unionised workforces on the docks.
Colin Friels and Jack Thompson do a wonderful job at reenacting
their characters and match that with Quint's talents as a director
and you have a very innovative and entertaining drama series.
Truly a gripping tale of
Australian history, especially in terms of the Liberal workplace
reforms. Great stuff!