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A Detective Story (2003)

 -  Drama | Fantasy | Animation  -  April 2003 (USA)
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A private detective is hired to track down the computer hacker known as Trinity. But as he gets close his goal, reality takes a weird turn for him.

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Ash, a private detective, is quite frankly sick of his job. It's not as adventurous as he thought it was and on top of that both his fridge and bank account are empty. When the phone rings, Ash promises to his cat Dinah he will quit the business forever if this is yet another husband who wants his wife shadowed. But the caller is quite a different gentleman. He wants Ash to look for a computer hacker called Trinity. The caller refuses to say his name, but Ash is quickly persuaded to take on the job when he sees his recently updated bank account balance. When he starts investigating, Ash finds something strange. He is not the first detective looking for the hacker. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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The name of Ash's cat (Dinah) is a reference to the character Dinah Brand from the novel "Red Harvest" by Dashiell Hammett. "Red Harvest" was widely considered the first hard-boiled detective novel. Also, Dinah is the name of Alice's cat mentioned early in "Alice in Wonderland." See more »

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Ash: A case to end all cases...
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Written by Ramin Sakurai, Kirin Shahani, Geri Soriano Lightwood, Rick Torres
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Old Fashion mystery is back....
8 December 2004 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Wow, its been quite a while since I've watched anything so mysterious in the way it is portrayed.

A Detective Story uses old fashioned black and white images to portray a private investigator who dresses in an old fashioned trench coat and hat. The theme of this animation is reminiscent of that of Sam Spayed which was briefly mentioned by Ash.

Sick of spying on cheating house wives because of his clients, Ash was offered a chance to track down a "computer hacker" which he thought was a worthwhile chance for a four figure sum he could not turn down and the rest is history.

The ending was a little bit bland but still okay. For those out there who like old fashion stories this is the one for you.


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