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Detective (2005)

Detective Sergeant Malcolm Ainslie, a Catholic priest turned distinguished investigator for the police, has agreed to hear the confession of a convicted serial killer sentenced to death in ... See full summary »

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David S. Cass Sr.

Writers:

Philip Rosenberg (teleplay), Arthur Hailey (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Sgt. Malcolm Ainslie
Annabeth Gish ... Cynthia Ernst
Rick Gomez ... Det. Rodriguez
Frank Whaley ... Brewmaster
J. Karen Thomas ... Ruby Bowe
Renee Rizzo ... Det..Parici
Wanda De Jesus ... Sanchez
Sean O'Bryan ... Elroy Doil
Cybill Shepherd ... Karen Ainslie
David Atkinson ... James 'Little Jesus' Calhoun
Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Carlos Quinones (as Tom Rosales)
Charles Durning ... Councilman Max Ernst
Douglas Fisher Douglas Fisher ... Theo Pallacio, Ernst's Butler
Vic Polizos ... Collinwood
Stephanie Cameron ... Wanda Fairly
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Detective Sergeant Malcolm Ainslie, a Catholic priest turned distinguished investigator for the police, has agreed to hear the confession of a convicted serial killer sentenced to death in a just a matter of hours. What he promises to reveal to Ainslie is the truth behind the crimes and the reason he confessed to the one crime Ainslie doesn't even believe he committed. What unfolds between the two men is a serpentine trail into both men's pasts based on the bestseller from master storyteller Arthur Hailey. Written by Amazon.com

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Language:

English

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2005 (USA) See more »

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Arthur Hailey's Detective See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Great Movie
5 December 2005 | by luvtom-2See all my reviews

It's so good to see Tom Berenger in a role that's perfect for him, although he's top notch in anything he does. This one, as a priest turned detective, and as a family man, could not have been more suitable. Ainsley not only solves these brutal murders, but has to try to reconcile with his wife, and make his young son understand why his job keeps him from home so much of the time.. He handles all facets of this like the pro that he is. I still cannot understand why Hallmark never released this in the USA, and chose to send it directly to DVD. They very tastefully removed the gore that was in the book, which made it suitable for even the Hallmark Channel. Well written and suspenseful, with an excellent cast it followed Arthur Hailey's book to the T!


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