Halifax f.p.: Season 1, Episode 12

Afraid of the Dark (6 Sep. 1998)

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When several people are brutally murdered at a service station, Jane Halifax lends her forensic psychiatric skills to the police investigation that immediately follows. As the case ... See full summary »

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Ray (as Shane Feeney-Connor)
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Eric Ringer
Susan Lyons ...
Helen de Castro
Catherine Wilkin ...
Marion Walters, Jane's Analyst
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Martin Ledger
Myles Collins ...
Detective Twomey
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Lauper
Matthew Crosby ...
Vassalo
Bryan Marshall ...
John Halifax, Jane's Father
Matylda Buczko ...
Young Jane
Stephen Whittaker ...
Tabloid Photographer
Tasos Petousis ...
Tony Martini
Emma Buckland ...
Mrs. Martini
Jake Notarfrancesco ...
Marco Martini
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When several people are brutally murdered at a service station, Jane Halifax lends her forensic psychiatric skills to the police investigation that immediately follows. As the case progresses, she establishes a strange rapport with Ray Harvey, a mechanic that is the principal witness to the killings, as they both struggle with internal demons involving the loss of loved ones. Meanwhile Senior Detective Eric Ringer starts to seek more from Jane than a professional relationship. In an ironic reversal of roles, Jane finds herself in counseling sessions with another psychiatrist, who probes Jane's lingering conflicts with her deceased father. Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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[first lines]
John Halifax, Jane's Father: Now, pull it in against you. Not too tight. Lower your cheek. Come on Jane, it won't bite you. Look along the sights. Breathe in. And... squeeze.
[Jane's father is teaching her to shoot a rifle, she seems reluctant]
John Halifax, Jane's Father: Here, let me show you.
[He encircles her hands and pulls the trigger, she grimaces]
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Exceptional TV movie
14 February 2000 | by (England) – See all my reviews

For a TV movie this film is exceptionally well produced. Despite its somewhat downbeat content it is an interesting and generally enjoyable film. The acting throughout is of a far superior standard than could be expected considering the numerous stars previously known to be in various Australian soaps.


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