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Rest for the Wicked

John Bach in Rest for the Wicked.
Sara Wiseman and Tony Barry in Rest for the Wicked
Ilona Rodgers and Irene Wood in Rest for the Wicked.
Inside every old person is a young person wondering what the hell happened.


Rest For The Wicked - Opening in Cinemas November 24th.

Inside every old person is a young person wondering what the hell happened. 

Murray Baxter is a cop going undercover. His mission is simple - to finally get the goods on his oldest rival, hitman Frank Henson, whose murderous ways show no sign of letting up.

Just your standard detective story right? Well no, because both men are now in their seventies. And Murray’s crime scene is Knightsbridge Gardens, a rest home where life is anything but restful, and whose residents seem determined to go out with a bang instead of a whimper.

Then when one of the residents dies Murray is convinced it’s murder, and that Frank has broken a cardinal rule by doing it on his own doorstep. Especially when he discovers Frank is having an affair with the dead man’s wife…

As the body count begins to rise, Murray must put his own life in danger, breaking out all the old skills to compile enough evidence and nail his man.  But how will he ever find enough reliable witnesses in here to build a case? How much help can he rely on from his superiors? And never mind the dangerous Frank, will he be able to escape the clutches of the sex-starved Dorothy and Esther?

A tale of sex, drugs and mobility scooters… Rest For The Wickedis a darkly comic detective story with a bittersweet twist.  

Starring Tony Barry, John Bach, Ilona Rogers, Irene Wood, Elizabeth McRae, Bruce Allpress, Stephen Lovatt, Sara Wiseman, Elisabeth Easther, Stephanie Tauevihi, Ian Mune, 

Directed by Simon Pattison (feature debut)

Written by Bob Moore

Comedy | Origin: New Zealand

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2 Nov 2011