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Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)

DI Tom Thorne hunts for a psychopath who may have formed a depraved partnership.

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Benjamin Ross

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Dudi Appleton (screenplay), Mark Billingham (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Joe Absolom ... Stuart Nicklin
Jaleh Alp Jaleh Alp ... Jana Lovik
Freddie Annobil-Dodoo ... Uniformed Copper
Lorraine Ashbourne ... Ruth Brigstocke
Mark Barrows Mark Barrows ... Officer Mitch
Claire Benedict ... Maeve Reynolds
Steph Bramwell Steph Bramwell ... Jocelyn Evans
Tom Brooke ... Martin Palmer
Lolita Chakrabarti ... Seema Khera
David Charles ... Berger
Tim Chipping ... Surveillance Officer
Estella Daniels ... Karal Turay
Malcolm Davies ... Surveillance Officer
Helen Elizabeth Helen Elizabeth ... Receptionist
O-T Fagbenle ... Dave Holland (as O.-T. Fagbenle)
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Two women have been murdered within hours of one another near St. Pancras station, but in quite different ways. When a connection is made with two other murders which occurred months before, but also on the same day, DI Thorne realizes two serial killers may be at work in a macabre partnership. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Tränen des Mörders See more »

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1.78 : 1
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O-T Fagbenle (Dave Holland) & Lorraine Ashbourne (Ruth Brigstocke) also worked together on The Interceptor (2015) as Ash & Valerie respectively. See more »

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Follows Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010) See more »

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Burning The Devil's Fire
written by Dan Rockett & George Acogny
performed by Dan Rockett
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I'll have mine cliched and predictable, with a slight twist at the end, and extra morose all over
27 March 2020 | by carbuffSee all my reviews

The first two-thirds of "Thorne: Scaredycat" are decent and watchable, but the same-old, same-old, except that the general mood is extra grim, perhaps not the best way to distract yourself from an ongoing global pandemic. Still, up to this point, it was a conventional UK police procedural thriller, and I was even entertaining as many as 6 stars.

The last third killed it for me. It was so painfully predictable that I only watched it because I had such a commitment in already. At this point I simply felt, "OK, let's see how exactly it plays out even though the general outlines are blatantly apparent from 10 miles away." I'll give them credit for making the grand finale a little bit more grim than I expected, but still the same basic ending.

Essentially, this same story has been done to death and these plot elements should never be allowed to be re-used again. In the end, I've got big regrets. It's a pretty long film and draws you in fairly effectively for more than half of it, but then just collapses into cliche after cliche. The overall glum and totally humorless atmosphere throughout didn't help either. Don't even start this film, it will only play you for a sucker.


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