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Cracker (2006)

Fitz returns to Manchester after living 10 years in Australia with his wife and youngest son. He is soon drawn into the investigation of a British soldier who may have been traumatized by his years serving in Northern Ireland.

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Antonia Bird

Writer:

Jimmy McGovern
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Robbie Coltrane ... Fitz
Anthony Flanagan ... Kenny Archer
Stefanie Wilmore Stefanie Wilmore ... Katy Fitzgerald
Andrea Lowe ... Elaine Archer
Lilli Ella Kelleher Lilli Ella Kelleher ... Lilly Fitzgerald (as Lilli-Ella Kelleher)
Barbara Flynn ... Judith Fitzgerald
Kieran O'Brien ... Mark Fitzgerald
Rosina Carbone Rosina Carbone ... Maria Fitzgerald
John Evans John Evans ... James Fitzgerald
Angelo Bommino Angelo Bommino ... Gregory - The Groom
Ralph Casson Ralph Casson ... Taxi Driver 1
Stephen MacKenna ... Robert - Groom's Father
Moey Hassan Moey Hassan ... Taxi Driver 2
Nisha Nayar ... DS Saffron Saleh
Christine Barton Christine Barton ... Elaine's Mother
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[last lines]
Dr. Eddie 'Fitz' Fitzgerald: [reading Judith's note] "Dinner in Fridge. Wife in Australia."
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Written by Felix Mendelssohn
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one of the best 3 ever
16 January 2007 | by plparshallSee all my reviews

There are 3 great English series: Cracker, Prime Suspect and The Prisoner (with The Lakes a 4th). This latest movie is probably the best - the ending was one great piece of writing and simply devastating. Cracker was made to be Fitz and vice versa. Jimmy McGovern is just fantastic as usual - I wonder if they appreciate him in England. Likewise Prime Suspect is Helen Mirim's best work and Pat McGoohan will always be The Prisoner to me. I just caught a few episodes of The Lakes (can't find it anywhere) but it is worth a watch if you ever get a chance to see it. I have the older Cracker series and they are all fantastic - easy to watch more than once.


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