Ally Walker stars as Dr. Sam Waters, a detective with the Violent Crimes Task Force, a federal agency which often works with the FBI, ATF, and other crime-solving agencies. The VCTF ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Robert Davi ...  Agent Bailey Malone 82 episodes, 1996-2000
Julian McMahon ...  Det. John Grant 82 episodes, 1996-2000
Roma Maffia ...  Grace Alvarez 82 episodes, 1996-2000
Peter Frechette ...  George Fraley 82 episodes, 1996-2000
Ally Walker ...  Dr. Samantha 'Sam' Waters 64 episodes, 1996-1999
Erica Gimpel ...  Angel Brown 45 episodes, 1996-1999
Dennis Christopher ...  Jack of All Trades / ... 45 episodes, 1996-1999
Caitlin Wachs ...  Chloe Waters 41 episodes, 1996-1998
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Ally Walker stars as Dr. Sam Waters, a detective with the Violent Crimes Task Force, a federal agency which often works with the FBI, ATF, and other crime-solving agencies. The VCTF investigates and solves such crimes, and continually chases the elusive man known anonymously as Jack, who has haunted Dr. Waters for years. Written by Ari Herzog <ari@ici.net>

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

21 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pimeyden sydän See more »

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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(83 episodes)

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Throughout the series the producers used stylized visual sequences to illustrate Sam's intuitive leaps. Because the show debuted at the same time as the similarly themed Millennium (1996), which stared a profiler with actual psychic abilities illustrated with similar stylized segments, many assumed that Sam was supposed to be psychic. In reality the flashes were never supposed to be psychic. Instead they were supposed to illustrate Sam's thought process as she made intuitive leaps. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Samantha "Sam" Waters: I haven't seen you this upset since your bartender took early retirement.
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Crazy Credits

The actor Dennis Christopher, who plays "Jack", is never credited as Dennis Christopher, the credits just say "and jack". This is because the identity of Jack is a secret (for the characters in the series, they don't know who he is), his identity is unmasked in the first two episodes of the 4th season, from this moment he is credited as "dennis christopher as jack" in the credits. (There are two episodes, where he is credited in his role as "Albert Newquay", in fact, "Albert Newquay" is "Jack", also revealed in the meantioned episodes). See more »

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Referenced in Homicide: Life on the Street: Abduction (1998) See more »

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Spine-chilling AND intelligent
24 March 1999 | by zeph-3See all my reviews

With no need for conspiracy theories, alien abductions or psychic forevision Dr. Samantha Waters manages to do a very fine job indeed. The photography is brilliant, particularly so when we're led into one of Jack-of-all-Trades' many lairs. The night scenes, too are shot in such a distinctive way that you couldn't possibly mistake this brilliant series for any other currently "out there". This may not yet be a 'realistic' portrayal of life in the bureau, but at least everyone concerned has a field of expertise and seems to excel in it.

Furthermore, this one is a genuine ensemble piece. Ally Walker is undoubtedly the star here, but all the other major characters can easily be defined as being in leading roles themselves.

There IS intelligent life in television after all. Just check out 'Profiler' and take the plunge...


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