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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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1.85 : 1
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The Long Long Long Thriller
26 May 2007 | by guilfisher-1See all my reviews

It took many hours to get through this predictable detective story. With a strong heavy weight cast, it still seems endless with many scenes that were just too long. Is this the writing? Directing? Or acting? Tom Berenger in the lead role as the detective out to solve the crimes, seemed to be going around in a daze, not sure what was happening around him. When he is faced with truths, his face doesn't change expression. I usually like this actor, but not in this. Cybill Shepherd wasted in a thankless role as the wife he left behind. Not much for her to do. Too bad. More of her could have made the story at least exciting. Annabeth Gish, just was bad casting. Not much going on there. One expression throughout the movie. No one cared. Veteran Charles Durning also wasted in a nothing role. Don't see much of him. Sean O'Bryan and David Atkinson, to this viewer turned in the most interesting and challenging roles. Good acting and energy sadly lacking from the others. But, please a four hour movie? It has to have something to hold interest. I welcomed the commercials just to get a break.


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