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Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  18 April 2004 (USA)
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Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's investigation of the murder of a Bosnian refugee leads her to one, or possibly two, Serbian war criminals determined to silence the last witness to a massacre a decade before.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oleg Menshikov ...
Milan Lukic
DCI Simon Finch
Elizabeth Lukic
Robert West
DC Michael Phillips
Tanya Moodie ...
DC Lorna Greaves
Rad Lazar ...
Serge Soric ...
Dr. Mulagu


Helen Mirren (Calendar Girls, Gosford Park) is back as Inspector Jane Tennison in an eagerly awaited new episode of the Emmy award-winning series Prime Suspect on ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre. It's been seven years since Tennison put the handcuffs on a psychotic killer in the last episode. Now, amid pressure to retire, she faces a death squad that has unleashed the horrors of the Balkan civil war on London. Written by

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Crime | Drama | Thriller



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18 April 2004 (USA)  »

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ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre: Prime Suspect 6  »

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Tennison refers to Zigic as a Bosnian to the SWAT team leader, but earlier his nationality is represented as Serbian. See more »


Det. Supt. Jane Tennison: You know, there's a twelve week residential course I could send you on especially designed to help you appreciate cultural sensitivities.
DS Alun Simms: [Extending his arm] I'd prefer an amputation!
Det. Supt. Jane Tennison: Yeah, well that's not where you need cutting off. Go on, piss off!
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Followed by Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006) See more »

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19 November 2003 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

The four-hour miniseries is, when well executed, one of the most entertaining forms of modern drama. "Prime Suspect 6" is a vivid demonstration of how a well-crafted script put in the hands of a competent director and a dedicated cast and crew can provide cliff-hanging suspense and emotional excursions for viewers of a wide range of ages and backgrounds.

Helen Mirren is possibly at her best in "6" as the ageing senior detective, constantly battling the establishment as she tries to manage a big caseload when a particularly brutal murder opens a Pandora's box of leads, lies and loose ends.

My prize, however, goes to Peter Berry for his writing. The story lets us slowly explore the minds, motivations and especially the passions of all the main characters and makes good use of historical events and present-day tensions to construct a drama of the highest quality. His story has strong Hollywood elements, and for this style of drama, that's precisely what's needed.

If you missed it this time, don't miss the repeat or definitely rent the DVD when it's out.

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