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Release Date:
28 April 1994 (USA) See more »
Assigned to a Vice squad, Detective Jane Tennison investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police. Full summary »
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Won Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Like the others, it's gritty, engaging and engrossing. See more (8 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 24 of 55)

Helen Mirren ... DCI Jane Tennison (2 episodes, 1993)

Tom Bell ... Sgt. Bill Otley (2 episodes, 1993)
Karen Tomlin ... WPC Norma Hastings (2 episodes, 1993)

David Thewlis ... James Jackson (2 episodes, 1993)

Peter Capaldi ... Vera Reynolds (2 episodes, 1993)

Struan Rodger ... Supt. Halliday (2 episodes, 1993)
Liza Sadovy ... WPC Kathy Bibby (2 episodes, 1993)

Mark Strong ... Insp. Larry Hall (2 episodes, 1993)
Terrence Hardiman ... Commander Chiswick (2 episodes, 1993)

Andrew Woodall ... DI Brian Dalton (2 episodes, 1993)
Richard Hawley ... DS Richard Haskons (2 episodes, 1993)
Philip Wright ... DC Lillie (2 episodes, 1993)
Mark Drewry ... DI Ray Hebdon (2 episodes, 1993)

John Benfield ... Chief Supt. Kernan (2 episodes, 1993)
Terence Harvey ... John Kennington (2 episodes, 1993)
Pearce Quigley ... Red (2 episodes, 1993)

Ciarán Hinds ... Edward Parker-Jones (2 episodes, 1993)
Andrew Dicks ... Billy Matthews (2 episodes, 1993)
Alyson Spiro ... Margaret Speel (2 episodes, 1993)
Steven Crossley ... Mark Lewis (2 episodes, 1993)
John Axon ... Jackson's Lawyer (2 episodes, 1993)
Kelly Hunter ... Jessica Smithy (2 episodes, 1993)
Felix Bell ... Rutter (2 episodes, 1993)
Robin Polley ... Club MC (2 episodes, 1993)

Series Directed by
David Drury (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Writing credits
Lynda La Plante (2 episodes, 1993)

Series Produced by
Sally Head .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1993)
Lynda La Plante .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1993)
Paul Marcus .... producer (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Original Music by
Stephen Warbeck (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Cinematography by
David Odd (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Film Editing by
Edward Mansell (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Casting by
Doreen Jones (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Production Design by
Chris Truelove (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Art Direction by
Tom Brown (2 episodes, 1993)
Julian Parry (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Costume Design by
Mike O'Neill (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Makeup Department
Jane Hatch .... makeup supervisor (2 episodes, 1993)
Margaret O'Keefe .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1993)
Colin Ware .... special makeup designer (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Production Management
David Meddick .... production manager (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vincent Fahy .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1993)
Sue Whitley .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Art Department
Simon Dalton .... props (2 episodes, 1993)
Trevor Devoy .... production buyer (2 episodes, 1993)
Tony Mills .... chargehand asm (2 episodes, 1993)
Mark Nuttall .... graphic designer (2 episodes, 1993)
Pippa Rawlinson .... art department assistant (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Sound Department
David Eve .... boom operator (2 episodes, 1993)
Jackie Ophir .... dubbing editor (2 episodes, 1993)
John Rutherford .... dubbing editor (2 episodes, 1993)
John Senior .... dubbing editor (2 episodes, 1993)
Nick Steer .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1993)
John Whitworth .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1993)
Andy Wyatt .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Special Effects by
Stuart Brisdon .... special effects (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Stunts
Terry Forrestal .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
David Bell .... focus puller (2 episodes, 1993)
Jimmy Camp .... gaffer (2 episodes, 1993)
Mike Fisher .... camera grip (2 episodes, 1993)
Howard Somers .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne Rudd .... wardrobe supervisor (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Editorial Department
Neil Parker .... colorist (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Other crew
Gwenda Bagshaw .... script associate (2 episodes, 1993)
Jeff Bowen .... location manager (2 episodes, 1993)
Wayne Docksey .... animal master (2 episodes, 1993)
Craig McNeil .... production executive (2 episodes, 1993)
Rob Partridge .... armourer (2 episodes, 1993)
Milly Preece .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1993)
Valery Ryan .... script editor (2 episodes, 1993)
Sue Wild .... continuity (2 episodes, 1993)
Gareth Williams .... production financing (2 episodes, 1993)

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207 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
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 »
DS Richard Haskons:[Seeing pornographic pictures of boy prostitutes] I'm glad my kids is girls.
WPC Kathy Bibby:You should see what they do to the girls.
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Movie Connections:
References The Blue Angel (1930)See more »
I Want to Be Loved By YouSee more »


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23 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Like the others, it's gritty, engaging and engrossing., 2 June 1999
Author: r0der1ck from Durham, NC

Prime Suspect 3 is probably the grittiest of the Prime Suspects, in my opinion. While "The Lost Child" is disturbing, and Prime Suspect 1 is heartbreaking, Prime Suspects 3 delves into an examination of the world of London "rentboys," young male prostitutes hired mainly by other men. This may be the one which deals most sensitively with the ever-present personal life conflicts of DCI Tennison's co-workers and cohorts, and it doesn't hold back on letting us know just how intense some of those personal issues are. The cast is huge, the murder itself unbelievably complex, and the resolution is probably the most jarring of any of the movies' last fifteen minutes (always the best part of any murder mystery). Helen Mirren is DCI Tennison to a tee, and of the Prime Suspects, this might well be my favorite.

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