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The Ice House (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Mystery | Thriller  -  26 February 1998 (USA)
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The peaceful, secluded, country hideaway of three diverse, lonely, supposedly lesbian, women is suddenly shattered when their gardener discovers a partially decomposed corpse in the old Ice... See full summary »

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Kitty Aldridge ...
Anne Cattrell
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Phoebe Maybury
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Diana Goode
Dave Hill ...
Fred Phillips
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D.C.I. George Walsh
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D.S. Andy McLoughlin
Gerard Horan ...
D.S. Robinson
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D.C. Blackshaw
Ann Bell ...
Molly Phillips
Luke Garrett ...
P.C. Williams
Niven Boyd ...
Dr. Webster
Paul Jerricho ...
David Maybury
Jack Galloway ...
Paddy Clarke
Belinda Sinclair ...
Eileen Clarke
Anthony May ...
Peter Barnes
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The peaceful, secluded, country hideaway of three diverse, lonely, supposedly lesbian, women is suddenly shattered when their gardener discovers a partially decomposed corpse in the old Ice House on their grounds. The ensuing police investigation has the unfortunate repercussion of re-igniting the anger and hatred of the local community levelled against the women which started ten years previously when the husband of one of them mysteriously disappeared without trace. The same senior police officer from ten years ago is assigned the case and is determined to bring the women to justice this time around. The case is further complicated when his deputy, whose marriage is on the rocks, starts to take more than a professional interest in one of the women. What is the identity of the corpse in the Ice House? What really did happen ten years previously? Will all be revealed... Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Detective Sergeant Andy McLoughlin: You're an awful bloody liar Cattrell, you told me compassion was a frail thing. In your hands it is an offensive weapon.
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A mystery masterpiece
4 June 1999 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

This is perhaps the best mystery I've seen on PBS Mystery! Interesting characters, suspenseful plot development, and flawless acting make this TV version of Minette Walter's mystery novel better than the book - and I've never said that about a movie vs. book before.


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