Halifax f.p. (1994–2001)
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Afraid of the Dark 

When eight people are shot dead at a road-side service station, Jane is called in by the police to create a profile of the gunman responsible.


Steve Jodrell


Jutta Goetze (story), Roger Simpson
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecca Gibney ... Jane Halifax
Shane Connor ... Ray (as Shane Feeney-Connor)
Hugh Jackman ... Eric Ringer
Susan Lyons Susan Lyons ... Helen de Castro
Catherine Wilkin ... Marion Walters, Jane's Analyst
Barry Langrishe Barry Langrishe ... Martin Ledger
Myles Collins Myles Collins ... Detective Twomey
Brett Swain ... Lauper
Matthew Crosby ... Vassalo
Bryan Marshall ... John Halifax, Jane's Father
Matylda Buczko Matylda Buczko ... Young Jane
Stephen Whittaker Stephen Whittaker ... Tabloid Photographer
Tasos Petousis Tasos Petousis ... Tony Martini
Emma Buckland Emma Buckland ... Mrs. Martini
Jake Notarfrancesco Jake Notarfrancesco ... Marco Martini




When eight people are shot dead at a road-side service station, Jane is called in by the police to create a profile of the gunman responsible. While being aided in her investigation by an alcoholic who was one of the few survivors of the slaughter, Jane is struck by the senselessness of the killings and is confronted by the inexplicable darkness of human nature, but in order to find the killer she must face her own dark demons as well.

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[first lines]
John Halifax, Jane's Father: Now, pull it in against you. Not too tight. Lower your cheek. Come on Jane, it won't bite you. Look along the sights. Breathe in. And... squeeze.
[Jane's father is teaching her to shoot a rifle, she seems reluctant]
John Halifax, Jane's Father: Here, let me show you.
[He encircles her hands and pulls the trigger, she grimaces]
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Exceptional TV movie
14 February 2000 | by becks-12See all my reviews

For a TV movie this film is exceptionally well produced. Despite its somewhat downbeat content it is an interesting and generally enjoyable film. The acting throughout is of a far superior standard than could be expected considering the numerous stars previously known to be in various Australian soaps.

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Release Date:

6 September 1998 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Profile of a Serial Killer See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR


Color (Cinevex)
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