Cracker: Mind Over Murder (1997–1998)
"Cracker" (original title)

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Unconventional psychologist Gerry "Fitz" Fitzgerald is one of the best police interrogators in the business, mostly because his own quirks and perversities help him get inside the criminal mind.

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Series cast summary:
 Gerry 'Fitz' Fitzgerald (16 episodes, 1997-1999)
 Judith Fitzgerald (16 episodes, 1997-1999)
 Michael Fitzgerald (16 episodes, 1997-1999)
 Detective Danny Watlington (15 episodes, 1997-1999)
 Detective Parker / ... (15 episodes, 1997-1999)
 Det. Hannah Tyler (14 episodes, 1997-1999)
 Lieutenant Fry (13 episodes, 1997-1999)
 Waldron (10 episodes, 1997-1999)
Sally Levi ...
 Hope Fitzgerald (8 episodes, 1997-1999)


Gerry "Fitz" Fitzgerald is a troubled doctor of psychology. To be able to pay the bills, he gives lectures at colleges, has a small practice in a mini-mall, has his own radio show, and helps the Los Angeles police department solve difficult cases. But that's only true when he doesn't have to deal with his own inner demons, which include drinking, gambling, extramarital affairs, and a tense relationship with his wife Judith and son Michael. Written by Anonymous

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18 September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cracker: Mind Over Murder  »

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(16 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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James Gandolfini turned down the role of Fitz. See more »


Remake of Cracker (1993) See more »

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It got a bad rap, but this was a good TV show.
13 April 1999 | by (Lexington, KY) – See all my reviews

People were extremely unkind to this American remake of the brilliant British crime drama "Cracker." Yes, the British version was superior; but I often felt that the American version didn't get the credit it deserved. It wasn't supposed to be a direct copy, it was supposed to be a distinctly American version, as "All In The Family" or "Three's Company" were. I would have liked to watch it develop. My theory is that the main problem people had was with the American Fitz - Robbie Coltrane is so flawed, but his egotism is tempered by a humor and humility that Robert Pastorelli didn't really possess. Nonetheless, I refuse to trash this show like everyone else and heartily recommend it, should you find it somewhere - it didn't last very long. And whether you find it or not, do go watch the British "Cracker" series. It's magnificent.

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