Cars swerve to avoid an agitated man wandering on a freeway until the man is hit by a truck and killed. Eyewitnesses said the man, Pat Fisher, was clearly disturbed, and some on the police ... See full summary »
Cars swerve to avoid an agitated man wandering on a freeway until the man is hit by a truck and killed. Eyewitnesses said the man, Pat Fisher, was clearly disturbed, and some on the police force think that no other explanation or investigation is necessary-- except for Detective Tom Monroe (Robert Carlyle, The Full Monty). Finding newspaper clippings, class photos and tape recordings about Fisher's classmates dating back to 1976 in the dead man's apartment, Monroe discovers three other mysterious deaths among the class. Soon the deaths and their strange circumstances, which date back to the kidnapping and murder of 10-year-old Amy Irvine, begin to haunt the detective as much as they did Fisher. In this tense, gripping psychological thriller, Monroe must unravel the mystery of the Class of '76 before, as Fisher warns from beyond the grave, "It won't be suicide, won't be an accident. Every one of us, murdered Written by
Amy was the first. It happened on a Sunday. She was picking Bluebells. The place where they found her was always a favorite. We built our tree house near there then, our sanctuary. Her last minutes of trouble-less innocence...
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Robert Carlyle, yes him of Trainspotting, Full Monty, 28 Weeks Later, (this ten line minimum to get this review printed is a fecking joke for members who, like me, have been members for years)is one of my favourite actors, and he does a decent job in this slow-moving but at times stylish British detective thriller as DI Monroe.
Story wise, it's not as good as the best Inspector Morse stories, but it still grips you from beginning to end, some scenes are quite frightening, it's well shot and edited.
The script isn't perfect, how many times do they travel back and forth to London? Nevertheless if you see this DVD in your shop to buy or rent, it's worth a look.
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