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The Best Man (I) (2006)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  20 March 2006 (UK)
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After painter Michael 'Mike' Sheldrake's failed suicide attempt, house-mate and life-long best friend Peter Tremaine, an antiques shop owner, reminisces their common past, like Mike does in... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Michael Sheldrake
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Kate Sheldrake
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Peter Tremaine
George Irving ...
Miller
Indra Ové ...
Natalie
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Silje
Tony Guilfoyle ...
Baxter
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Michael - aged 15 (as Aaron Johnson)
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Peter - aged 15
Kate Fahy ...
Dr. Cowley
Rachel Heaton ...
Michael's Mother
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Chapman
Elaine Heathfield ...
Hospital Nurse
Nicola Cussons ...
Psychiatric Nurse
Nicola Burnett Smith ...
Hotel Manageress
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After painter Michael 'Mike' Sheldrake's failed suicide attempt, house-mate and life-long best friend Peter Tremaine, an antiques shop owner, reminisces their common past, like Mike does in therapy. It started at the beach, when scrubby, scared Mikey become the dependent protégé of forceful Pete, both doted by Pete's dad, a wealthy lawyer. Afterwards Mike moves out to marry Kate. Pete accepts to be best man, but overdoes that, 'arranging' to get stuck in the honeymoon hotel he paid for. Drama from their boarding school childhood intertwines with tragedy for the mates, Kate and vindictive former police detective Miller. Written by KGF Vissers

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Excellent two part TV Suspense Drama - looking forward to next week's conclusion!
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4 Aug 2007 : Suspense and intrigue abound in this cleverly written and directed mystery surrounding three disturbing interconnected key characters portrayed by very appealing male (2) and female (1) actors. Excellent opening maintaining non stop interest where nothing is obvious and second-guessing is (fortunately) futile. The boys' childhood friendship sets up the dramatic opening into adulthood with recurring flashbacks - an essential criterion in support of its splendid dramatic premise. Will not give anything away as it is an enjoyable ride from start to finish (pending) and a delight as the complexities unfold and gain momentum. Thoroughly enjoyed part one – part two awaited – where the writers have given intelligence to these otherwise flawed personalities of troubled character. Ten out of ten. PS: The ending is sure to deliver possibly exceed expectations with more likely surprises and twists ahead – if not … that would be the biggest surprise!


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