Hardly worth the effort if you've seen the original...
17 September 2004
Like others, I'm spoiled by watching the brilliant original. This movie is a near line-by-line re-creation of a Cracker episode. But it is done without the scene-setting and great asides from the original. Interstingly, they took some lines Fitz says to Judith at the end of the original and has him say them to Nina.
The sexual tension between Fitz and the Panhandle character is absent and awkwardly comes into play at the end.
Might be worth seeing for an early Makiska Hargatay police work. Or Josh Hartnell. Both don't show up in the IMDb credits.
Still, pretty much a waste of time if you've seen the original. The Fitz character lacks the believability of Robbie Coltrane.
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