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Quite Ugly One Morning (2004)

Investigative reporter Jack Parlabane stumbles across the aftermath of a murder scene in Edinburgh, and when he shows little sign of shock at the gruesome killing of a respected doctor, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Nesbitt ... Jack Parlabane
Annette Crosbie ... Mrs. Kinross
Daniela Nardini ... Sara Slaughter
Mark Benton ... Darren Mortlake
Eddie Marsan ... Stephen Lime
Kevin McMonagle Kevin McMonagle ... Inspector Gregor McGregor
Morven Christie ... DS Jenny Dunlop
Ralph Riach Ralph Riach ... Alexander Kinross
Sandy McDade ... Sister Sheila Kennedy
Sandy Welch Sandy Welch ... David Forbes
Eileen McCallum Eileen McCallum ... Dame Edith Slater
Billy McElhaney Billy McElhaney ... Security Guard
Richard Thomson ... DC Flynn
Jan Moffatt Jan Moffatt ... Old Woman
Fish ... Finlay Price
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Investigative reporter Jack Parlabane stumbles across the aftermath of a murder scene in Edinburgh, and when he shows little sign of shock at the gruesome killing of a respected doctor, Detective Inspector McGregor suspects that he is the killer and Parlabane must clear his name. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

En hemsk morgon See more »

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Clerkenwell Films See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Doesn't stand up to comparison
9 January 2006 | by grahamfarquhar04See all my reviews

If you want an undemanding and reasonably amusing hour or so, then it's OK to watch this. It's not all that bad, really. Yeah, it's got more lapses in logic than I care to describe here and might tax the patience of people - like myself, I have to admit - who are inclined to throw things at the TV on occasion, but it's funny at least. Just because it's not always INTENTIONALLY funny, there's no need to let that get you down.

However, if you've read the book - or any of the other books by Brookmyre - then you'd probably best avoid it. I've read them all and when I first watched this film, I despised it. I've trashed it in detail and at great length on another site, in fact. The TV plot bears practically no relevance at all to that of the book and served only to outrage and infuriate many faithful (and admittedly rabid) Brookmyre fans.

Best bit of advice..? Watch this, then read the book and only THEN make your comparisons and submit your judgement.


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