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Dirty Tricks (2000)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | TV Movie 24 September 2000
Dirty Tricks stars Martin Clunes, who plays an English tutor at an Oxford language school. Although Edward can be charming and thoughtful, this camouflages an underlying calculating liar ... See full summary »

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Edward
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Moss
George Potts ...
Root
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Karen
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Dennis
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Thomas
Matt Bardock ...
Clive Phillips
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Massimo
Martin Marquez ...
Garcia
Kanako Morishita ...
Kayoko
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Alison
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Rebecca
Neville Phillips ...
Vicar
Robin Griffith ...
Welsh Flunkey
Barbara Kirby ...
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Dirty Tricks stars Martin Clunes, who plays an English tutor at an Oxford language school. Although Edward can be charming and thoughtful, this camouflages an underlying calculating liar and manipulator. And although things are going great financially for Edward at the moment, he is under suspicion by a local CID inspector after a couple of murders in the area. An innocent dinner invitation by his friend and his wife triggers a series of events which lead our hero Edward down a very precarious and hilarious path. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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24 September 2000 (UK)  »

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Julmia kepposia  »

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Edward states that he learned French so that he could read "Thérèse Racquin" in the original language. "Thérèse Racquin" by Émile Zola is about an adulterous couple who dispose of the woman's husband so that they may be together, a close parallel to the story of "Dirty Tricks." See more »

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Guilty fun...
11 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

I didn't actually go looking for this show, it just happened to be on one night during the Easter holidays when I was staying at a relative's place (He's very fond of shows on the less commercial channels). At first, I wasn't quite sure what to think, then I found myself quickly drawn into Edward's twisted little world, and enjoying every minute of it. How couldn't I? Sure, he's evil and manipulative, but at the same time, he lets out his story with a dark, biting humor that I found impossible not to love.

The plot itself was wonderfully guilty fun...A mild-mannered Oxford man suspected for a string of murders, and watching him manipulate his way out of the most twisted situations while maintaining his mild English charm and obviously high intelligence is just priceless. There are points where you actually find yourself on his side because he's just so good at what he does that you just want him to keep getting away with it so his adventures don't end.

This intelligent, well-scripted show (And yes, I know it's based on a novel, but I haven't read it yet) is truly a welcome break from all of those terrible Reality TV shows that are all about the ratings.


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