Adrift in hostile waters, during the last vicious battles of the Triad societies after their expulsion from mainland China, Dogwatch is a classic tale of a mans darkest hour. The Captain, William (Steven Vilder) is ruined. He has a shady past, a drinking problem, and a dirty job to do at the lowest ebb of his career, William has agreed to sink the Arabella for an insurance scam.
His men are a riffraff bunch picked up in an obscure Asian port. From the youthful Sparrow, who dreams of becoming a movie star; to Klipper, a man who loves the engine and the monkey wrench, and Hong a man who forsees a grisly end for the Arabella and her crew.
As for the enigmatic and seedy piano player Palmer (Russell Kiefel), no one seems to know why or how he came aboard
Dogwatch, a tale of lost men adrift on the high seas, in a battle for survival.
Adrift in a lawless ocean, who will survive? A tale of adventure and suspense on the high seas, Dogwatch is the story of seven men on a doomed vessel, mired in the lawless oceans of the south China Sea, some time in the belly of the twentieth century, just before the advent of hi-tech seamanship.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.