Cracker (1993, United Kingdom)

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Cracker  1993 mystery movie

Running time: 1370 minutes

Language: English

Locations: the story takes place in ManchesterGreater Manchester, EnglandUnited Kingdom

Dr Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald isn’t typical psychologist - he drinks too much, smokes too much, his marriage is almost in ruins because of his gambling addiction. But his special skill as psychologist becomes useful for the Manchester Police when they stumble upon particularly tricky cases. Fitz is able to get into the criminal mind and find the reason behind his actions.

Absolutely brilliant series with great cast, astonishingly good main plots and quite entertaining supporting plots. In some way it is similar to Columbo series, where the crime and the culprit is often shown at the beginning of the episode, but the difference is that Columbo was trying to figure out how did they get away with the crime while Fitz concentrates on why did they commit the crime in the first place. And surprisingly it is equally exciting and involving as Columbo. Also the episodes were linked with story arch beside the cases they were solving and to put it in a nutshell it’s one of those shows that you just can’t stop watching in the middle.

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Our rating

9.6 / 10

Movie value

10 / 10

Realism factor

5 / 5

Adventure factor

4 / 5

Story complexity

5 / 5

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Cracker comments

Amazing show
joel (03-03-2022 22:29:23)

best crime drama EVER
brit (31-12-2016 16:33:37)

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Creators of Cracker

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Jimmy McGovern


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Paul Abbott


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Cast of Cracker

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Robbie Coltrane

as Dr. Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald

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Geraldine Somerville

as DS Jane Penhaligon

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Lorcan Cranitch

as DS Jimmy Beck

Barbara Flynn films

Barbara Flynn

as Judith Fitzgerald

Kieran O’Brien films

Kieran O’Brien

as Mark Fitzgerald

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Christopher Eccleston

as DCI David Bilborough

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Ricky Tomlinson

as DCI Charlie Wise

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