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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 ... 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2005 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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real throwback to cheesy 70s cop movies
25 March 2010 | by webmaster-1615See all my reviews

not a bad movie. just not a good one. it is tolerable, the kind of movie you will end up watching if you are sick in bed and can't find the remote. it's a "movie of the week" paced like a mini-series event scheduled during sweeps. Tom Berenger is good (as he always is) and Cybill Shepherd is, well, Cybill Shepherd. Annabeth Gish is totally wasted. She seems to actually be absent through most of her performance except for the occasional shrill outburst towards the end. You can't really blame the actors because the real flaw is the story line and script: back-to-back pointless and clichéd conversations that do nothing to move the plot along.


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