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A lawyer finds himself increasingly frustrated by the professional criminals he is called upon to defend, and hooks upon the idea of devising perfect crimes.

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John Strickland
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robbie Coltrane ... Jack Lennox QC
Celia Imrie ... Gail Forrester
Neil Dudgeon ... ACC Brian Richards
Vincent Regan ... Det. Sgt. Jim Townsend
John McGlynn ... Crawford Hennessy-Boyd
Graham Crowden ... Lord Belford
Matthew Zajac ... John Baresci
Frank Miller Frank Miller ... James 'Jam Jar' McCauslan
Gary McCormack Gary McCormack ... Davie Dargo
Martha Leishman Martha Leishman ... Cathy Townsend
Louise Beattie Louise Beattie ... Deirdre McIntyre
Georgina Sowerby Georgina Sowerby ... Leslie Galbraith
Felix Dexter Felix Dexter ... Alvin Thorsen
Iain Agnew Iain Agnew ... Lord Breadalbane
Sharon MacKenzie Sharon MacKenzie ... Kirsty Hennessy-Boyd
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A lawyer finds himself increasingly frustrated by the professional criminals he is called upon to defend, and hooks upon the idea of devising perfect crimes.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack Lennox - Einer zieht die Fäden See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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ACC Brian Richards: Jesus Christ! Oh Jesus holy Christ in heaven!
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Very engrossing
18 April 2003 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

In his first TV role since Cracker,Robbie Coltraine returns impressively as a successful but ultimately bored legal barrister who takes up on a crook he helped aquit's idea that he use his skills to help mastermind ingenius robberies.His distinctive thick Scottish accent combines with his masterly sense of wit and cynism to create a character who morbidly ponders on the decadence of life,character traits that made his character in Cracker so engaging.Mind you,the leading performance is not the only thing that makes this movie riveting viewing.The supporting cast are perfectly watchable,but director John Strickland engagingly pens it out as a two part film,involving plenty of inventive and unexpected twists to add extra spice to the story that keep us engaged throughout.The ending's a little weak,but,so that at least it matches the end of this review,aside from this it's fine stuff.****


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