Messiah: The Promise (2004)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 363 users  
Reviews: 5 user

As a prison riot erupts into violence, Red comes face to face with the ring leader: the man who once held him hostage and nearly drove him mad. But what they don't know is a killer's amongst them, preying on their weaknesses.

Writer:

(creator)
0Check in
0Share...

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 53 titles
created 22 Jul 2011
 
a list of 10 titles
created 31 Jul 2011
 
a list of 340 titles
created 15 Mar 2012
 
a list of 215 titles
created 11 Jun 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 10 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Messiah: The Promise (2004– )

Messiah: The Promise (2004– ) on IMDb 7.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Messiah: The Promise.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2004  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Messiah (TV Mini-Series 2001)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned to the case and plunged head-on into a nightmare.

Stars: Ken Stott, Frances Grey, Jamie Draven
Touching Evil (TV Series 1997)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Touching Evil is a crime drama following the exploits of a crack squad on the Organised & Serial Crime Unit, a rapid response police force that serves the entire county.

Stars: Robson Green, Nicola Walker, Shaun Dingwall
The Vice (1999–2003)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The veteran Inspector Chappel heads up the Metropolitan vice squad as he and his team investigate prostitution and pornography in the London sex trade.

Stars: Caroline Catz, David Harewood, Ken Stott
Prime Suspect 2 (TV Mini-Series 1992)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Colin Salmon, John Benfield
Vincent (TV Series 2005)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Ex Cop turned private investigator Vincent Gallagher and his team of PI's do whatever it takes to tackle cases that come to them.

Stars: Ray Winstone, Suranne Jones, Joe Absolom
Murderland (TV Mini-Series 2009)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A thriller that tells a traumatic murder story through the eyes of three central characters: Carrie the daughter of the murdered woman, Douglas Hain the detective in charge of the investigation, and Sally the murder victim.

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Amanda Hale, Bel Powley
Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

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.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Oleg Menshikov, Ben Miles
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Supt. Tennison orchestrates a search for an abducted baby, but events take a turn for the worst when personal emotions cause complications.

Director: John Madden
Stars: Helen Mirren, Beatie Edney, Robert Glenister
Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement (TV Mini-Series 1996)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Detective Tennison investigates a seemingly straightforward drug murder that she believes is linked to a smugly smooth crime boss.

Stars: Helen Mirren, David O'Hara, Julia Lane
McCallum (1995–1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Stars: Gerard Murphy, James Saxon, Richard O'Callaghan
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A series of brutal sex murders disturbingly similar to the pattern of Superintendent Jane Tennison's first major case leads to the awful suggestion that she may have caught the wrong man the first time.

Director: Paul Marcus
Stars: Helen Mirren, Pip Donaghy, Tim Woodward
The Messiah (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The story of Jesus Christ told from an Islamic perspective.

Director: Nader Talebzadeh
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Phil Atkinson ...
 PO Lloyd (2 episodes, 2004)
...
 Ian Fleet (2 episodes, 2004)
Darrell D'Silva ...
 Sal Meti (2 episodes, 2004)
...
 DI Duncan Warren (2 episodes, 2004)
...
 Dr. Philip Ryder (2 episodes, 2004)
...
 Susan Metcalfe (2 episodes, 2004)
Shiv Grewal ...
 Dr. Aktar Aziz (2 episodes, 2004)
Frances Grey ...
 DS Kate Beauchamp (2 episodes, 2004)
Michelle Joseph ...
 Anaesthesist (2 episodes, 2004)
Valerie Lilley ...
 Maureen Fleet (2 episodes, 2004)
...
 Carl Henderson (2 episodes, 2004)
Joanne Pearce ...
 Gina Meti (2 episodes, 2004)
Sally Rogers ...
 Dr. Worth (2 episodes, 2004)
Catherine Russell ...
 Clare Fenton (2 episodes, 2004)
...
 DC Hardy (2 episodes, 2004)
Amanda St. John ...
 DC Percival (2 episodes, 2004)
...
 DCI Red Metcalfe (2 episodes, 2004)
...
 Thomas Stone (2 episodes, 2004)
Edit

Storyline

As a prison riot erupts into violence, Red comes face to face with the ring leader: the man who once held him hostage and nearly drove him mad. Injured prisoners are moved to a crumbling, overstretched hospital. But what they don't know is a killer's amongst them, preying on their weaknesses. As the vicious murders spiral out of control, can Red and his team put aside their own emotional torment and find a method in his madness? Written by Bye

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

tv mini series | See All (1) »


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Release Date:

30 August 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Gyilkos megváltó 3. - Az ígéret  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

During Gerry White's post mortem, when the scalpel cuts into his chest, blood runs down his neck. This blood is missing in the following shot. See more »

Connections

Follows Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
More deaths, more mystery, less gore...
31 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

MESSIAH: THE PROMISE

Aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Sound format: Stereo

Following a horrific prison riot, injured inmates are taken to a local hospital where they're stalked by a merciless serial killer.

Third in a series of BBC/Paramount co-productions which began in 2001 with MESSIAH, an adaptation of the novel by Boris Starling which introduced the character of Red Metcalfe (played on-screen by intense Scottish actor Ken Stott), a battle-scarred police detective who specializes in major crimes. This complex opener weaved themes of betrayal and redemption into a genuinely frightening scenario in which a psychopath uses religious iconography as motive for a series of appalling murders (no kidding - this one gives SE7EN a run for it's money!). MESSIAH 2: VENGEANCE IS MINE (2002) uses much the same template but is less sure-footed in narrative terms, with an especially poor climactic 'reveal', and a motive which renders the killings both excessive and pointless.

Like the first sequel, "The Promise" ups the number of victims whilst downplaying the gore (big mistake), but Lizzie Mickery's elaborate script focuses attention on one of Stott's colleagues (Frances Grey), an experienced detective plagued by nightmares of a childhood trauma which may - or may not - be connected to the current wave of atrocities. Seasoned mystery addicts will guess the killer's identity fairly quickly, but few will predict the ironic twist which closes proceedings on a note of quiet tragedy. As with previous entries in this ambitious series, the movie combines police proceduralism with scenes of Gothic horror (the fate of the character played by IL CARTAIO's Liam Cunningham is especially shocking), while Stott and his team strive to unravel a series of increasingly bizarre clues, some of which begin to point uncomfortably close to home. Though not even half as good as the original MESSIAH, this third entry is a powerful thriller in its own right, with a strong ensemble cast and impeccable technical credits. Directed by David Drury (HOSTILE WATERS), and followed by MESSIAH: THE HARROWING (2005).


17 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Hell??? When did this happen??? Dr_Jack
DVD?? unruhe-3
Pace Tierney back history chris_mudface
scary eyes ! lorddrinksalot
Discuss Messiah: The Promise (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?