Profiler (1996–2000)

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Ally Walker stars as Dr. Sam Waters, a detective with the Violent Crimes Task Force, a federal agency which often works with the FBI, ATF, and other crime-solving agencies. The VCTF ... See full summary »

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2000   1999   1998   1997   1996   Unknown  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 15 nominations. See more awards »
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 Agent Bailey Malone (82 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Det. John Grant (82 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Grace Alvarez (82 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 George Fraley (82 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Dr. Samantha 'Sam' Waters (64 episodes, 1996-1999)
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 Angel Brown (45 episodes, 1996-1999)
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 Jack of All Trades / ... (45 episodes, 1996-1999)
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 Chloe Waters (41 episodes, 1996-1998)
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Ally Walker stars as Dr. Sam Waters, a detective with the Violent Crimes Task Force, a federal agency which often works with the FBI, ATF, and other crime-solving agencies. The VCTF investigates and solves such crimes, and continually chases the elusive man known anonymously as Jack, who has haunted Dr. Waters for years. Written by Ari Herzog <ari@ici.net>

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21 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Pimeyden sydän  »

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Trivia

Throughout the series the producers used stylized visual sequences to illustrate Sam's intuitive leaps. Because the show debuted at the same time as the similarly themed Millennium (1996), which stared a profiler with actual psychic abilities illustrated with similar stylized segments, many assumed that Sam was supposed to be psychic. In reality the flashes were never supposed to be psychic. Instead they were supposed to illustrate Sam's thought process as she made intuitive leaps. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Samantha "Sam" Waters: Well, when a killer punishes like this, it usually means he knows the victims, that's what triggers this kind of frenzy.
George Fraley: No connects so far. Business, family, locations, only thing they have in common is an area code.
Dr. Samantha "Sam" Waters: Well, like I said, maybe he didn't know them.
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Crazy Credits

The actor Dennis Christopher, who plays "Jack", is never credited as Dennis Christopher, the credits just say "and jack". This is because the identity of Jack is a secret (for the characters in the series, they don't know who he is), his identity is unmasked in the first two episodes of the 4th season, from this moment he is credited as "dennis christopher as jack" in the credits. (There are two episodes, where he is credited in his role as "Albert Newquay", in fact, "Albert Newquay" is "Jack", also revealed in the meantioned episodes). See more »

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Referenced in Homicide: Life on the Street: Abduction (1998) See more »

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One of the best crime TV series
9 May 2005 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

This TV series is one of the best an original shows ever done for television. I can even say that the actual series like CSI, CSI Miami, CSI Ney York, and other like that, were born from this one.

Great storytelling, great performances, lots of suspense, mystery... What more can we want from this type of TV series? For me is for sure, 10 stars in 10 stars!!! Who hasn't seen it yet, do yourselves a favor and go rent it, buy the DVDs, watch re-runs on television, whatever you need and can, to see all the four seasons (83 episodes, beginning September 21st, 1996 and ending Jully 1st, 2000).

Have great fun!


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