This ambitious Australian police corruption drama skirts the perimeters of PRINCE OF THE CITY and Q&A. Intelligently scripted but murkily directed and atmospheric to a fault, THE CUSTODIAN squanders its suspense potential in order to slam home some familiar points about media
exploitation of crime.
Abandoned by his alcoholic wife, defiant individualist Detective James Plato Quinlan (Anthony LaPaglia) doesn't have the patience to avoid stepping on the toes of criminals and fellow officers. While under investigation by Internal Affairs, Quinlan spots signs of corruption elsewhere in the
department. He begins to suspect his best friend, Detective Frank Church (H...