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Proud Flesh 

A powerful media magnate's son is found murdered under bizarre circumstances.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Deakins
Anna Slaughter
Chance Slaughter
Jillian Slaughter
Oscar Landau
Rufus Collins ...
Trust Attorney
Jonas "Trip" Slaughter III
Bing Gaumer-Klein ...
Emma Slaughter
Mrs. Wong


A powerful media magnate's son is found murdered under bizarre circumstances.

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12 March 2006 (USA)  »

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Detective Alexandra Eames says she likes to watch her partner squash bugs. Her partner, Detective Robert Goren, is played by Vincent D'Onofrio and he played Edgar/The Bug in Men in Black. See more »


When Goren, Eames, Anna and Jonas Slaughter are in the Slaughter's study after Jonas confessed to Anna, the video playback that Goren shows correctly displays the mirrored image from the video camera that was pointed to a mirror in the room. However, the playback image should also show the video camera too as it would also be visible in the image it takes of the mirror. See more »


Detective Robert Goren: [Goren asks Chinese shop owner a question in Chinese]
Shop owner: [in Chinese] You speak Chinese like my little dog!
Translator: She said...
Detective Robert Goren: [embarrassed] I know, I got it.
Detective Alexandra Eames: [amused] So did I.
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References Wall Street (1987) See more »

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Unfolds like a Greek tragedy
3 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

The performance of Malcolm McDowell as a Rupert Murdoch like media tycoon highlights this particular Criminal Intent episode. The whole thing unfolds like a Greek tragedy with three fatalities during the course of the show.

Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe are called in to investigate the death of one of Malcolm McDowell's sons. He's killed and the body so positioned as to cause maximum embarrassing scandal when discovered. Since McDowell specializes in such things some would consider it poetic justice.

What's going on here is a power play within the family. The deceased was the favored and heir apparent. McDowell has a second son Matthew Morrison who is never allowed to forget he's number 2. There's also an Asian trophy wife played Cindy Cheung with an infant child as well.

In fact the wrong suspect is arrested, but the truth comes out in a shattering climax. Not to be missed.

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