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Writer:
Lynda La Plante (written by)
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Release Date:
28 April 1994 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Assigned to a Vice squad, Detective Jane Tennison investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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(4 articles)
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Stunning performance by Mirren and cast See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Helen Mirren ... DCI Jane Tennison

Peter Capaldi ... Vera Reynolds

Michael Shannon ... Jake Hunter (as Michael J. Shannon)
Gregg Saunders ... Connie

David Thewlis ... James Jackson

Danny Dyer ... Martin Fletcher

Tom Bell ... Sgt. Bill Otley
Richard Rees ... Mike Chow
Terrence Hardiman ... Commander Chiswick

Mark Strong ... Insp. Larry Hall
Karen Tomlin ... WPC Norma Hastings

Struan Rodger ... Supt. Halliday
Liza Sadovy ... WPC Kathy Bibby

John Benfield ... Chief Supt. Kernan
Stephen Boxer ... Supt. Thorndike
Terence Harvey ... John Kennington
Stafford Gordon ... Commander Trayner
Lewis Jones ... Judge Syers

Ciarán Hinds ... Edward Parker-Jones (as Ciaran Hinds)
Gilbert Wynne ... Frampton
John Middleton ... Fire Team Officer 1
Peter Rylands ... Fire Team Officer 2
Pearce Quigley ... Red

Adrian Schiller ... Gold
Alyson Spiro ... Margaret Speel

Andrew Woodall ... DI Brian Dalton
John Axon ... Jackson's Lawyer
Richard Hawley ... DS Richard Haskons
Philip Wright ... DC Lillie
Mark Drewry ... DI Ray Hebdon
Andrew Dicks ... Billy Matthews
Eric Deacon ... Doctor Gordon
Richard Cadman ... Alan Thorpe
Steven Crossley ... Mark Lewis
Kelly Hunter ... Jessica Smithy
Felix Bell ... Rutter

Colin Meredith ... Paramedic
Joseph Greig ... Caretaker
Robin Polley ... Club MC

Paul Burgess ... Cabaret Artiste
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Aspden ... Kenny Lloyd

John Blakey ... Brian
Jeremy Colton ... Disco Driscoll
Rowena Cooper ... Mrs. Kennington
Kelly Derbyshire ... Girl at Station

Christopher Fairbank ... Chief Insp. David Lyall (as Chris Fairbank)

James Frain ... Jason Baldwin
David Gambles ... Frankie
Kaye James ... WPC Bronwen

Jonny Lee Miller ... Anthony Field
Olive Pendleton ... Mrs. Field
Mark J. Pepper ... Police Officer
Brian Spink ... Parker-Jones' Lawyer
Michelle Hooper ... Extra featured in Health Centre (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Drury 
 
Writing credits
Lynda La Plante (written by)

Produced by
Sally Head .... executive producer
Lynda La Plante .... associate producer
Paul Marcus .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stephen Warbeck 
 
Cinematography by
David Odd 
 
Film Editing by
Edward Mansell 
 
Casting by
Doreen Jones 
 
Production Design by
Chris Truelove 
 
Art Direction by
Tom Brown 
Julian Parry (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Mike O'Neill 
 
Makeup Department
Jane Hatch .... makeup supervisor
Margaret O'Keefe .... makeup artist
Colin Ware .... special makeup designer (uncredited)
 
Production Management
David Meddick .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vincent Fahy .... first assistant director (as Vinny Fahy)
Sue Whitley .... second assistant director (as Sue Whitely)
 
Art Department
Simon Dalton .... props
Trevor Devoy .... production buyer
Tony Mills .... chargehand asm
Mark Nuttall .... graphic designer
Pippa Rawlinson .... art department assistant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Eve .... boom operator
Jackie Ophir .... dubbing editor
John Rutherford .... dubbing editor
John Senior .... dubbing editor
Nick Steer .... sound mixer
John Whitworth .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Wyatt .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Stuart Brisdon .... special effects
 
Stunts
Terry Forrestal .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Bell .... focus puller
Jimmy Camp .... gaffer
Mike Fisher .... camera grip
Howard Somers .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne Rudd .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Neil Parker .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Gwenda Bagshaw .... script associate
Jeff Bowen .... location manager
Craig McNeil .... production executive
Rob Partridge .... armourer
Milly Preece .... production coordinator
Valery Ryan .... script editor
Sue Wild .... continuity
Gareth Williams .... production financing
Wayne Docksey .... animal master (uncredited)
 

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207 min
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Trivia:
In his lecture at the beginning of the film, Jake says that all known serial killers are male -- with exception to a recent case in the United States. This is a reference to Aileen Wuornos, who was arrested and charged in 1992 for murdering seven men.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Parker-Jones walks into the police station, he is alone, but after the interrogation room door is closed, his lawyer suddenly appears.See more »
Quotes:
Jessica Smithy:[Reguarding his tie] Choose them yourself, do you?
Insp. Larry Hall:No - my girlfriend does.
Jessica Smithy:I'd get rid of her if I were you.
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Movie Connections:
References Some Like It Hot (1959)See more »
Soundtrack:
Falling in Love AgainSee more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Stunning performance by Mirren and cast, 31 August 2004
Author: larryb-9 from Seattle WA

The director did a superb job pulling PS 3 together. There are many twists and turns and unexpected endings. This shows the fullness of human nature in graphic, dark but jarring peeks into a modern police investigation. It also is a thought provoking portrayal of how powerless we often are to bring about meaningful change in erasing the root causes of such crimes from our communities.

The interjection of the investigation teams personal and sexual lives adds to the drama and richness of PS 3. The beginnings of life, childhood interrupted and the degradation of some of humanity is well portrayed. The dialogue is often excellent and you have to listen to some of the questioning sessions carefully to pick up nuances that become important later. The resolution is not as expected leaving the audience with a lot to think about about the rent boy issue today.

Mirren again bucks the system and the old boy network. the crusty Sergeant Bill Otley also surprises -- sometimes hard and occasionally "soft" when faced with the grit and horror of the crimes they are investigating.

There is no sugar coating hear. Highly recommended.

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