Thriller (1973–1976)
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Death in Deep Water 

After working for years as a gangland thug, a man attempts a fresh start by moving to a small fishing village in Great Britain. He finds, however, that death can follow him anywhere

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After working for years as a gangland thug, a man attempts a fresh start by moving to a small fishing village in Great Britain. He finds, however, that death can follow him anywhere

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4 November 1975 (USA)  »

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The gangster boss on the telephone tells his henchman to go to London as Gary is supposed to be there, but the road sign outside the news agent says Dartmouth and also Totnes, indicating that they are 275 miles or so away in Devon on the other side of England. See more »

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The Girl In The Blue Bikini Casts Quite A Spell!
17 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Popular opinion seems to be that the THRILLER series, of which this is the final instalment, went downhill in it's last season and reviews of this episode in particular are rather Luke-warm. I disagree. But then I find I disagree with the same general opinion on which episodes in the series 'worked' and which fell short. Some of the most popular leave me cold and vice verse.

I thought DEATH IN DEEP WATER was not only one of the very best but contained some of the best acting and most strikingly memorable images. Suzan Farmer's character, invariably dressed in a tight blue bikini, is both physically and intellectually attractive. She's no teenage bimbo draped across the scenery to be sacrificed once enough has been seen of her heaving bosom. She's a mature, scheming, beguiling, strong minded and very pretty temptress with a plan. And what a plan! The twist in the tale is very clever and well worth waiting for.

Bradford Dillman as the underworld hit-man in hiding is suitably frustrated and bored by his situation and one can see the whole scenario falling nicely into place. There is a bit of chemistry going on between the actors here and as a team they work together well.The acting is excellent.Ian Bannen seems a little out of place and his character is a cliché but everyone else is well cast.

The seaside locations in Devon are delightful & very well chosen while the set designs are quite elaborate for what is, by today's standards, a low-budget series (it wasn't in the mid 70s, but things have moved on a great deal on that score since).

As ever, given the compact running time there are some small plot holes that don't have time to be filled and some perfunctory moments that given another 30 mins would have been more convincing and. It's a story line that could be reworked into a good 90 minute movie and would still remain taut and brisk.

So don't give up on that final series of THRILLER, it pays off at the end!


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