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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 »

Director:

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 »

Also Known As:

Arthur Hailey's Detective See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A good vehicle for a fine actor.
17 October 2006 | by qwer80See all my reviews

Being a Tom Berenger fan for many years, I purchased the DVD and enjoyed this "made from TV" movie a lot. Tom can play any role and was excellent as the conflicted man faced with ethical and personal problems. Scenes with Cybill Shepard and the marriage counselor rang true to me, as did those involving the priest-detective dilemma of this man's life. There was more to ponder in the story than just the murder mystery. The supporting cast, overall, was well chosen and the performances satisfying. This was one of those motion picture treatmentsof a novel which caused me to make plans to read Arthur Hailey's book. All in all, my impression of this movie is positive and I hope that you, the reader of this review, will give it a try.


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