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Tommy Murphy is a tough talking cop. He is a bit of a womeniser and is particularly interested in Annie, his colleague, who is later is boss. An excellent undercover cop, Murphy, solves ... See full summary »

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John Strickland

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Colin Bateman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Nesbitt ... Thomas Murphy
Claudia Harrison ... Annie
Vincent Regan ... Hatcher
Mark Benton ... McBride
David Bradley ... Hatcher Snr.
Alex Norton ... Murdoch
Peter McNamara Peter McNamara ... Mitchell
Matt Bardock Matt Bardock ... Johnny
Del Synnott Del Synnott ... Carter
Takuya Matsumoto ... Shiro Kawaisara
Emma Cooke ... Noreen
Shaughan Seymour Shaughan Seymour ... Duggan
Takatsuna Mukai Takatsuna Mukai ... Shiro's Bodyguard
Togo Igawa ... Fuji
Bill Moody Bill Moody ... James Warbeck
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Tommy Murphy is a tough talking cop. He is a bit of a womeniser and is particularly interested in Annie, his colleague, who is later is boss. An excellent undercover cop, Murphy, solves many cases in his unique and compromising way. Haunting by witnessing his daughters brutal death, Murphy uses it as a driving force behind solving murders, with a host of external issues competing in the background.

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Diamonds are Forever
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Don Black
Performed by Shirley Bassey
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Maybe not original, but certainly enjoyable
1 March 2005 | by philip_vandervekenSee all my reviews

Despite the fact that this is 'only' a TV-movie, it's very obvious that they have put a lot of effort in the story and the acting, because it all looks very good and professional.

Of course there are the usual clichés, which you can always find in this kind of cop-movies, like for instance a policeman who has infiltrated in a gang, wins their confidence, but than he has to betray them... And of course he plays the game by his own rules and not by the rules that his boss has set out...

I have to say that this movie's format may not be original, but it sure has plenty of other qualities which make this a very enjoyable movie. I give it a 7.5/10


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Release Date:

26 April 2004 (USA) See more »

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