Though it seemed like a good idea at the time, police officer Shane Cooper's (Ryan Kwanten) decision to relocate to the remote town of Red Hill to alleviate stress complications with his wife Alice's (Claire van der Bloom) pregnancy is soon revealed to be a terrible mistake.
On the very first day in his new posting, Cooper discovers that his new colleagues, and especially their grizzled chief Old Bill (Steve Bisley), are rough and violent throwbacks to an earlier age of policing.
Worse, there has been a jailbreak and a local man who was incarcerated for a notorious murder is heading back home to exact lethal revenge on the lawmen who put him away - and anyone else who stands in his way.
But, as the bullets fly and the corpses start to stack up, a darker, far more perfidious tale is brought to light...
(2010) Cert: 15