Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)

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DI Tom Thorne's only key to a catching a serial killer is a survivor unable to move or communicate.



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Matthew Chadwick ...
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Daniel Fearn ...
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Rufin French ...
African carwasher (as Merry Fotso)
Salma Goldie ...
Alison Double


Thorne Sleepyhead: follows DI Tom Thornes investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced by manipulation of pressure points on the head and neck. She can see, hear and feel, she is aware of everything going on around her, but she is unable to move or communicate. In leaving Alison alive, the police believe the killer's made his first mistake. Written by gagan jindal

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Part of a two-night murder mystery TV show, the other one called Thorne: Scaredycat. See more »


The Jack Shepherd playing Jim Thorne is Jack Shepherd (I), and not the Jack Shepherd (V) the link goes to. See more »


Followed by Thorne: Scaredycat (2010) See more »


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Ummm...Mark Billingham was an executive producer..
3 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

"I have little doubt that author Billingham would be mortified at what has been done to his brilliant book and beloved characters..."

Before you go all self important with the 'book was so much better' garbage, you may want to get your facts straight. Mark Billingham is listed as an executive producer, which, as I understand it, has an awful lot to do with how a film's made. No, I haven't seen the film, read the book, or even heard of any of it before looking at the review, but it just bugs the crap out of me when people think they own a movie just because they read the book. And to assume that the author might be disappointed without even looking into whether the author had a role in the movie adaptation? I'm pretty sure your review is useless.

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