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In 1964, Singapore is an island on edge. Terrorists set off bombs in the streets, while locals and foreigners uneasily coexist. Sam Callaghan (Don Hany, Underbelly) bridges these worlds. An Australian expat and former army military intelligence officer, Sam spent his childhood in a Singaporean prison camp. When Patricia Cheng (Joan Chen, Lust, Caution; Twin Peaks) seeks his help to keep her detective agency afloat following her husbands murder, Sam quickly becomes the man to call to get a job done.
Sam treads into tense situations with the street smarts born of a hard-fought past. Whether hes sharing intel with a young CIA agent (Michael Dorman, Wonderland) or trying not to get killed by the leader of the Red Dragon gang (Chin Han, The Dark Knight), Sam is used to taking risksincluding his love affair with the beautiful but married Claire Simpson (Maeve Dermody, Black Water).
HBO Asias first commissioned drama series, this high-quality co-production with Australias ABC TV features absorbing mysteries set in the charged atmosphere of a country on the brink of change.
BONUS Behind-the-scenes featurette (9 min.), production notes by series creator Paul Barron, and a photo gallery
When a US Navy sailor is stabbed to death outside a nightclub, CIA officials seek the help of the Cheng Detective Agency. Proprietress Patricia Cheng recruits Sam Callaghan, an Australian expat who grew up in Singapore, to exploit his ties to the local community and find the killer.
A Chinese woman arrives in Singapore searching for her husband, from whom she was separated during World War II and its aftermath. While Sam and Su Ling hunt for answers about the mans fate, Sam also approaches the Red Dragon gang about the break-in at the detective agency.
Riots in the streets have put the whole city on edge. When Patricia attempts to make a delivery to a client, she is attacked and her photographs are stolen. Sams efforts to help her ultimately lead him to a mysterious client, political dissidents, and MI6 activities.
Maxwell Black of West Pacific Exports hires the agency to investigate rumors that one of his employees is on the takespecifically Frank Simpson, Claires husband. Meanwhile, Kay Song presses Sam to find the traitor in the Red Dragons ranks.
While visiting a village hospital sponsored by West Pacific Exports, Claire discovers that its malaria medicine is ineffective. As Sam tracks down those responsible for the drug tampering, Claire learns a harsh lesson in political realities.
One night during the Hungry Ghost Festival, a newborn boy is left on the doorstep of the detective agency. As they try to identify the babys parents, Sam and Patricia contend with ghosts from their own pasts.
The police suspect trade unionists led by Lim Chee Kit are responsible for the latest bombing. Businessman James Lim Chee Kits brotherhires the agency to locate him before the authorities do. But over the course of the job, Kang and Su Ling both find their futures in jeopardy.
When two young Australian women vanish from a freighter near Singapore, the Australian consulate asks Sam to discover what happened to them. Meanwhile, Patricia copes with devastating revelations about her late husband.
Sams old friend Robert Collier is arrested for murdering his date, bartender and aspiring reporter Angelica Warnock. Convinced of his innocence, Sam tries to clear his namebut even Robert himself cant remember what happened that night.
With new leads to follow, the team focuses on investigating Winstons murder. The evidence trail leads to Winstons elusive last client, a hired assassin, and treachery among Singapores power players. Finally, Sam and Claire come to a decision about their relationship.
BONUS Behind-the-scenes featurette (9 min.), production notes, and a photo gallery.
|Run Time:||About 9 1/2 Hours|
|Starring:||Don Hany;Joan Chen;Maeve Dermody;Alaric Tay|
|Cast:||<p>Series Cast <br />Don Hany... Sam Callaghan (10 episodes, 2013) <br />Joan Chen... Patricia Cheng (10 episodes, 2013) <br />Maeve Dermody... Claire Simpson (10 episodes, 2013) <br />Alaric Tay... Kang (10 episodes, 2013) <br />Michael Dorman... Conrad Harrison (10 episodes, 2013) <br />Pamelyn Chee... Su Ling (10 episodes, 2013) <br />Zhang Wei... Uncle Weng (10 episodes, 2013) <br />Ario Bayu... Inspector Amran (9 episodes, 2013) <br />Rachael Blake... Lady Tuckworth (9 episodes, 2013) <br />Tony Martin... Bruce 'Macca' MacDonald (8 episodes, 2013) <br />Jeremy Lindsay Taylor... Frank Simpson (7 episodes, 2013) <br />Wendy Toh... Joo Ee (7 episodes, 2013) <br />Shane Briant... Major Lawrence Miller (7 episodes, 2013) <br />Aizuddiin Nasser... Tommy (7 episodes, 2013) <br />Chin Han... Kay Song (6 episodes, 2013) <br />Beatrice Chien... Kok Tao Aunty (6 episodes, 2013) <br />Ted Maynard... Wild Bill (5 episodes, 2013) </p>|
|Number of Discs:||3|
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