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Prime Suspect 7 - The Final Act
Prime Suspect 7 - The Final Act

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Manufacturer: Acorn Media
Publisher: Acorn Media
Starring: Helen Mirren, Stephen Tompkinson, Laura Greenwood, Eve Best, Gary Lewis
Directed By: Philip Martin

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Product Description:
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: DVD
EAN: 0054961975693
Feature: Starring Helen Mirren
Format: Multiple Formats
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: Acorn Media
Languages: Array
Manufacturer: Acorn Media
Model: 3341149
MPN: Relay Time: 184 min; 2Videos
Number Of Discs: 2
Number Of Items: 2
Publication Date: 2007-09-11
Publisher: Acorn Media
Region Code: 1
Release Date: 2007-09-11
Running Time: 182
Studio: Acorn Media
Product Features:
Starring Helen Mirren
A series that won more than 20 major international awards and raised the bar for police dramas
"Perhaps the greatest role and performance of a female police detective, ever"--San Francisco Chronicle
The Final Act is a grand finale to a superb series
approx. 184 min. on 2 DVDs
Editorial Review:
The conclusion of the this edgy, engrossing police drama finds Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren) at the end of her career, facing the imminent death of her father, struggling with alcoholism, resisting pressure to retire, and hunting the killer of a 14-year-old girl. With every line, every movement, and every expression, Mirren conveys Tennison's bone-weary professionalism, personal suffering, and determined dignity. A must-have for Prime Suspect and Helen Mirren fans.
Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren) has dedicated her life to pursuing criminals and, as she nears retirement, the stresses of the job and of proving herself in the man's world of law enforcement have taken their toll: she has virtually no life of her own as well as a serious alcohol problem. Ever dedicated to her job, Tennison is determined to solve one final case, that of a 14-year old girl Sallie Sturdy (Maxine Barton) who's gone missing, before she retires. Even as Detective Superintendent Tennison's father takes seriously ill and alcohol-induced blackouts hinder her investigative capabilities, Tennison remains resolute in her determination to solve the case. As the investigation progresses, Tennison develops an unusually close relationship with the missing girl's young friend Penny Phillips (Laura Greenwood), seeing much of her younger self in the headstrong girl, and struggles to maintain her focus and use her crime-solving instincts and sharp eye for detail to bring Sallie's killer to justice. In the end, Tennison must also find a way to come to terms with her own alcoholism and impending retirement.

Prime Suspect was a groundbreaking British television series because of its portrayal of a powerful woman who dared to aspire to a leadership role in the man's world of police detective work. In the 15 years the series ran (1991-2006), every season tackled politically volatile subject matter, from sexism to racism and homophobia, while maintaining an intense attention to detail and a steadfast commitment to the accurate portrayal of law enforcement's investigative process. It was, one could argue, the precursor to modern crime series like CSI and Law and Order. Fittingly, these final episodes in the Prime Suspect series deal head-on with the controversy of inappropriate relationships between minors and adults. Oscar-winner Helen Mirren gives an incredibly strong performance and is backed by the considerable talents of Laura Greenwood, Stephen Tompkinson (as Sean Phillips), and the rest of the cast. Bonus features include a 45-minute behind the scenes featurette about the entire series, photo gallery, and cast filmographies. --Tami Horiuchi

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