A cat-and-mouse game between a charismatic and manipulative criminal and his interrogator, played out over the four episodes of the mini-series.
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 Eddie Myers (4 episodes, 1992)
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 DCI Jimmy McKinnes (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Sgt. Larry Jackson (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Susan Jackson (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Lola Del Moreno (3 episodes, 1992)
Trevor Cooper ...
 DI Shrapnel / ... (3 episodes, 1992)
James Findleton ...
 Tony Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)
Barry Findleton ...
 John Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Charlotte Lampton (2 episodes, 1992)
Glyn Grimstead ...
 D.I. Jimmy Falcon / ... (2 episodes, 1992)
Wayne Foskett ...
 D.C. Summers / ... (2 episodes, 1992)
Anthony Smee ...
 Superintendant (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Nurse Jackie (2 episodes, 1992)
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 DC Frisby (2 episodes, 1992)
Angus Kennedy ...
 Surveillance officer (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Moyra Sheffield (2 episodes, 1992)
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Eddy Myers, a criminal who absconded from justice in Britain and lives in luxury in Spain under an assumed name, until he is recognized by a young and overly zealous British police officer on holiday. After his extradition to England, Myers offers information about his cronies in return for a reduced sentence, but insists he will only talk to the young officer who was responsible for his arrest in Spain. Thus a cat-and-mouse game between the charismatic and manipulative criminal and his interrogator begins.

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First appearance of Penelope Cruz in and English language production. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Larry Jackson: Why do you refuse to see your wife?
Eddie Myers: I'm dead. She buried me.
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Remade as Framed (2002) See more »

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Superb star performance, otherwise nothing special
6 May 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Following his all too brief reign as Bond, Timothy Dalton is here utterly compelling throughout as the charismatic, beguiling, sociopath Eddie Myers, a big-time criminal presumed dead, but discovered hiding in plain site near a British tourist haven in Spain. Back in England he agrees to become a 'supergrass' and the keen young detective who first spotted him is surprisingly appointed to the vital role of working closely with him, extracting his extensive knowledge of the underworld.

Likely to have been suggested by the previous year's hugely influential SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, this is developed in a somewhat predictable fashion. Attempts to portray the police at work as realistically as possible, with lots of use of the hand-held camera, do little to tone-down the improbabilities in the plotting, which leaves several loose ends. Timothy West's fast-talking, beer-swilling, DCI and the police banter, particularly regarding Myers' health food obsession, provide some fun, but there's too much soap opera. Altogether, not in the same league as excellent La Plante series' PRIME SUSPECT and WIDOWS, but certainly a must for fans of its star.


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