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Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006)
"Prime Suspect: The Final Act" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  12 November 2006 (USA)
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Approaching retirement, Jane Tennison investigates the murder of a missing girl. But the cracks soon begin to show as Jane struggles with an alcohol problem and the death of her father.

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Helen Mirren returns for the final time as Jane Tennison in the long-awaited Prime Suspect 7. Retirement looms for Detective Superintendent Tennison, but as her career draws to a close, the body of a missing schoolgirl is found, and the hunt for her killer begins. However, as Jane and her colleagues work to identify their prime suspect, the emotional fallout from the murder begins to take its toll on the battle-scarred detective. As the investigation gets underway, Jane is not only dealing with the imminent death of her father, but also an addiction to alcohol which she is desperately trying to keep hidden. There are plenty of twists and turns as Jane confronts her toughest challenge yet: herself, as the popular award-winning series reaches its devastating finale. Written by Paul McCluskey

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This episode was dedicated to the memory of Tom Bell (Bill Otley) 1933-2006, who died two weeks before this final TV appearance was screened. See more »

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When Curtis is threatening Jane outside the hospital, his method of holding the pistol changes back and forth between shots. When seen over her shoulder, he's holding it using the standard grip, but when seen from the side, he's holding it sideways. See more »

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Tony Sturdy: You're a cold, worthless bitch, but maybe that's what you got to be to do your job!
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This is Drama!!
23 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Without a doubt this is one of the best dramas made in recent years for British Television, Helen Mirren's performance was a tour De force. She has an amazing ability to show the deep emotions of such a complex character that has so many tragic flaws.

In this final episode we see that she has hit rock bottom, retirement is looming large and the serious illness that has left her father seriously ill is now combining with her last case to leave her feeling isolated and alone. The result of which leads Tennison to make some very fatal errors of judgement that could very well destroy a glittering career.

All the cast in this are excellent and add real depth and feel to what is an emotional and somewhat sombre film.

Stephen Tompkinson is again excellent showing why he is such a versatile actor, Special mention should go to Tom Bell who's last performance was measured and very compassionate, he will be sadly missed.

The ending of this series that was leaked to the media was not the one screened which only added to what was a truly excellent piece of film making. Prime Suspect may be no more but we can be thankful that such an intricate and stunning series as this has graced our screens.


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