MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,614 this week

Detective (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  2005 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 305 users  
Reviews: 11 user

Detective Sergeant Malcolm Ainslie, a Catholic priest turned distinguished investigator for the police, has agreed to hear the confession of a convicted serial killer sentenced to death in ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 15 Mar 2011
 
a list of 679 titles
created 15 Oct 2011
 
a list of 6732 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 344 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 406 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Detective" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Detective (TV Movie 2005)

Detective (TV Movie 2005) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Detective.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Body Language (TV Movie 1995)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A lawyer, defending a Mafia boss, falls for a beautiful woman with a sad story to tell. She says she's being abused by her brutal husband and she needs his help.

Director: George Case
Stars: Tom Berenger, Nancy Travis, Robert Patrick
The Avenging Angel (TV Movie 1995)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Miles Utley is a professional Mormon commando/bodyguard who is forced to turn renegade and to question his faith as he investigates a scandal involving assassination and land speculation.

Director: Craig R. Baxley
Stars: Tom Berenger, Charlton Heston, James Coburn
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

"One Man's Hero" tells the little-known story of the "St. Patrick's Battalion" or "San Patricios," a group of mostly Irish and other immigrants of the Catholic faith who deserted to Mexico ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Hool
Stars: Tom Berenger, Joaquim de Almeida, Daniela Romo
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

When Steve Mitchell is clandestinely sent to the US embassy in Bucharest, Romania to disarm a nuclear bomb that has secretly remained in the building since the end of the Cold War, little ... See full summary »

Director: Gustavo Graef Marino
Stars: Peter Weller, Daryl Hannah, Tom Berenger
In the Company of Spies (TV Movie 1999)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An operative for the CIA (Brown) is captured and interrogated by Korean officials; his bosses, in order to protect national security, decide to bring an old operative (Berenger) out of ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Matheson
Stars: Tom Berenger, Ron Silver, Alice Krige
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A former policeman-turned college professor of forensics, is asked by a widow to solve the murder of her unfaithful husband and the disappearance of his mistress who may have been linked to some drug dealers.

Director: Salomé Breziner
Stars: Tom Berenger, Valeria Golino, Kari Wuhrer
Last Will (2011)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

An affluent woman is framed for the murder of her husband and faces a mountain of evidence stacked against her. Undeterred, she begins to put the pieces of the true story together.

Director: Brent Huff
Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Tom Berenger, Patrick Muldoon
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

A man kidnaps two girls in Oregon triggering the Amber Alert system throughout many surrounding states.

Director: George Mendeluk
Stars: Tom Berenger, Torri Higginson, Britt McKillip
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Three washed-up actors must deliver the most convincing performances of their lives as part of a dangerous plot designed to finance their triumphant comeback.

Director: Sönke Wortmann
Stars: Tom Berenger, Rod Steiger, Burt Reynolds
Johnson County War (TV Movie 2002)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: David S. Cass Sr.
Stars: Tom Berenger, Luke Perry, Burt Reynolds
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

"Breaking Point" is a dramatic tale of corruption and self-realization, in which one man has to overcome a deep seeded conspiracy and his own lingering past in order to gain the redemption ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Celentano
Stars: Tom Berenger, Busta Rhymes, Armand Assante
Capital City (TV Movie 2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Spenser Hill
Stars: Leslie Bibb, Kyle Chandler, Jeffrey D. Sams
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Cynthia Ernst
...
Det. Rodriguez
...
Brewmaster
...
Ruby Bowe
...
Det..Parici
...
Sanchez
...
Elroy Doil
...
Karen Ainslie
...
James 'Little Jesus' Calhoun
...
Carlos Quinones (as Tom Rosales)
...
Councilman Max Ernst
Douglas Fisher ...
Theo Pallacio, Ernst's Butler
...
Collinwood
...
Wanda Fairly
Edit

Storyline

Detective Sergeant Malcolm Ainslie, a Catholic priest turned distinguished investigator for the police, has agreed to hear the confession of a convicted serial killer sentenced to death in a just a matter of hours. What he promises to reveal to Ainslie is the truth behind the crimes and the reason he confessed to the one crime Ainslie doesn't even believe he committed. What unfolds between the two men is a serpentine trail into both men's pasts based on the bestseller from master storyteller Arthur Hailey. Written by Amazon.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arthur Hailey's Detective  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

In the funeral scenes, "Lieutenant" Newbold is wearing Captain bars on his uniform. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The Long Long Long Thriller
26 May 2007 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

It took many hours to get through this predictable detective story. With a strong heavy weight cast, it still seems endless with many scenes that were just too long. Is this the writing? Directing? Or acting? Tom Berenger in the lead role as the detective out to solve the crimes, seemed to be going around in a daze, not sure what was happening around him. When he is faced with truths, his face doesn't change expression. I usually like this actor, but not in this. Cybill Shepherd wasted in a thankless role as the wife he left behind. Not much for her to do. Too bad. More of her could have made the story at least exciting. Annabeth Gish, just was bad casting. Not much going on there. One expression throughout the movie. No one cared. Veteran Charles Durning also wasted in a nothing role. Don't see much of him. Sean O'Bryan and David Atkinson, to this viewer turned in the most interesting and challenging roles. Good acting and energy sadly lacking from the others. But, please a four hour movie? It has to have something to hold interest. I welcomed the commercials just to get a break.


8 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Life is too short... michael-1199
What is it about? knightrangert
RELEASE DATE luvtom-2
Discuss Detective (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?