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The Ice House 

The peaceful, secluded, country hideaway of three diverse, lonely, supposedly lesbian, women is suddenly shattered when their gardener discovers a partially decomposed corpse in the old Ice... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Frances Barber ...  Diana Goode 2 episodes, 1997
Kitty Aldridge ...  Anne Cattrell 2 episodes, 1997
Corin Redgrave ...  D.C.I. Walsh 2 episodes, 1997
Penny Downie ...  Phoebe Maybury 2 episodes, 1997
Daniel Craig ...  D.S. McLoughlin 2 episodes, 1997
Danny Midwinter ...  D.C. Blackshaw 2 episodes, 1997
Dave Hill ...  Fred Phillips 2 episodes, 1997
Gerard Horan ...  D.S. Robinson 2 episodes, 1997
Ann Bell ...  Molly Phillips 2 episodes, 1997
Luke Garrett ...  P.C. Williams 2 episodes, 1997
Niven Boyd Niven Boyd ...  Dr Webster 2 episodes, 1997
James D'Arcy ...  Jonathan Maybury 2 episodes, 1997
Jack Galloway Jack Galloway ...  Paddy Clarke 2 episodes, 1997
Belinda Sinclair Belinda Sinclair ...  Eileen Clarke 2 episodes, 1997
Anthony May ...  Peter Barnes 2 episodes, 1997
Liam McKenna Liam McKenna ...  Eddie Staines 2 episodes, 1997
Paul Jerricho Paul Jerricho ...  David Maybury 2 episodes, 1997
Geoffrey Greenhill Geoffrey Greenhill ...  Sergeant Rogers 2 episodes, 1997
Laura Girling Laura Girling ...  Kelly McLoughlin 2 episodes, 1997
Sara Stephens Sara Stephens ...  Tracy 2 episodes, 1997
Lynn Farleigh ...  Mrs Thompson 2 episodes, 1997
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The peaceful, secluded, country hideaway of three diverse, lonely, supposedly lesbian, women is suddenly shattered when their gardener discovers a partially decomposed corpse in the old Ice House on their grounds. The ensuing police investigation has the unfortunate repercussion of re-igniting the anger and hatred of the local community levelled against the women which started ten years previously when the husband of one of them mysteriously disappeared without trace. The same senior police officer from ten years ago is assigned the case and is determined to bring the women to justice this time around. The case is further complicated when his deputy, whose marriage is on the rocks, starts to take more than a professional interest in one of the women. What is the identity of the corpse in the Ice House? What really did happen ten years previously? Will all be revealed... Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1998 (USA) See more »

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(2 parts)

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Color
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Detective Sergeant Andy McLoughlin: You're an awful bloody liar Cattrell, you told me compassion was a frail thing. In your hands it is an offensive weapon.
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not enough material for a three hour movie
8 February 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

The gardener Fred Phillips finds a discomposed body in the ice house of an estate where Diana Goode, Anne Cattrell and Phoebe Maybury are living. Molly Phillips is the cook. D.C.I. Walsh is investigating with his younger partner D.S. McLoughlin (Daniel Craig). Walsh suspects Maybury right away after investigating her husband's disappearance ten years previously. Goode and Cattrell rent separate wings of the estate. Many in the small town spread rumors of the women's lesbianism.

It's a three hour 2-parter and there is probably enough material for one and half hour. The acting is solid and there is a younger Daniel Craig earning his stripes. The movie needs to be quicker but the long running really gets into the way. The start is pretty good but it slowly runs out of steam. The solid acting struggles to maintain interest.


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