Cracker (2006)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  30 October 2006 (USA)
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Fitz returns to Manchester after living 10 years in Australia with his wife and youngest son. He is soon drawn into the investigation of a British soldier who may have been traumatized by his years serving in Northern Ireland.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenny Archer
Stefanie Wilmore ...
Katy Fitzgerald
Elaine Archer
Lilli Ella Kelleher ...
Lilly Fitzgerald (as Lilli-Ella Kelleher)
Rosina Carbone ...
Maria Fitzgerald
John Evans ...
James Fitzgerald
Angelo Bommino ...
Gregory - The Groom
Ralph Casson ...
Taxi Driver 1
Stephen MacKenna ...
Robert - Groom's Father
Moey Hassan ...
Taxi Driver 2
Nisha Nayar ...
DS Saffron Saleh
Christine Barton ...
Elaine's Mother


After living in Australia for the past decade, Fitz and Judith return to Manchester in 2004 for their daughter Katie's wedding. Drinking too much at the reception, Fitz stumbles through a rambling toast, which only embarrasses the bride. Instead of spending time with his grandson, son of his married son Mark, Fitz opts to join in the investigation of a serial killer who has an apparent dislike of Americans in the wake of the U.S. Invasion of Iraq. Written by

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Release Date:

30 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cracker: A New Terror  »

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[last lines]
Dr. Eddie 'Fitz' Fitzgerald: [reading Judith's note] "Dinner in Fridge. Wife in Australia."
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Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Major disappointment
14 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A major disappointment. This was one of the best UK crime drama / detective shows from the 90's which developed the fascinating title character played by Scotland's Robbie Coltrane. However this one-off has little to add and perhaps suffers from an inevitable let down due to raised expectations when a favored show returns after a long hiatus. Coltrane isn't really given much to do, much more attention is spent on the uninteresting killer, and in what he has to act in, he seems uninvolved, almost bored. The ex-soldier's story is written by the books and the attempt to update us on Coltrane's family life seems lightweight. Perhaps if the writers had a whole series in front of them instead of just this one two-hour show they would have written this with much more depth. As is, skip this and watch the old Cracker from the 90's which is far far superior.

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