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Ally Walker stars as Dr. Sam Waters, a detective with the Violent Crimes Task Force, a federal agency which often works with the FBI, ATF, and other crime-solving agencies.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Robert Davi ...  Agent Bailey Malone 82 episodes, 1996-2000
Julian McMahon ...  Det. John Grant 82 episodes, 1996-2000
Roma Maffia ...  Grace Alvarez 82 episodes, 1996-2000
Peter Frechette ...  George Fraley 82 episodes, 1996-2000
Ally Walker ...  Dr. Samantha 'Sam' Waters 64 episodes, 1996-1999
Erica Gimpel ...  Angel Brown 45 episodes, 1996-1999
Dennis Christopher ...  Jack of All Trades / ... 45 episodes, 1996-1999
Caitlin Wachs ...  Chloe Waters 41 episodes, 1996-1998
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Ally Walker stars as Dr. Sam Waters, a detective with the Violent Crimes Task Force, a federal agency which often works with the FBI, ATF, and other crime-solving agencies. The VCTF investigates and solves such crimes, and continually chases the elusive man known anonymously as Jack, who has haunted Dr. Waters for years. Written by Ari Herzog <ari@ici.net>

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

21 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pimeyden sydän See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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(83 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Throughout the series the producers used stylized visual sequences to illustrate Sam's intuitive leaps. Because the show debuted at the same time as the similarly themed Millennium (1996), which stared a profiler with actual psychic abilities illustrated with similar stylized segments, many assumed that Sam was supposed to be psychic. In reality the flashes were never supposed to be psychic. Instead they were supposed to illustrate Sam's thought process as she made intuitive leaps. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Samantha "Sam" Waters: Maybe he's destroying perfection.
Bailey Malone: Guess I'd better lock my doors.
Dr. Samantha "Sam" Waters: I think you can rest easy, Bailey.
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Crazy Credits

The actor Dennis Christopher, who plays "Jack", is never credited as Dennis Christopher, the credits just say "and jack". This is because the identity of Jack is a secret (for the characters in the series, they don't know who he is), his identity is unmasked in the first two episodes of the 4th season, from this moment he is credited as "dennis christopher as jack" in the credits. (There are two episodes, where he is credited in his role as "Albert Newquay", in fact, "Albert Newquay" is "Jack", also revealed in the meantioned episodes). See more »

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Referenced in Homicide: Life on the Street: Abduction (1998) See more »

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One of the best crime TV series
9 May 2005 | by LMLSee all my reviews

This TV series is one of the best an original shows ever done for television. I can even say that the actual series like CSI, CSI Miami, CSI Ney York, and other like that, were born from this one.

Great storytelling, great performances, lots of suspense, mystery... What more can we want from this type of TV series? For me is for sure, 10 stars in 10 stars!!! Who hasn't seen it yet, do yourselves a favor and go rent it, buy the DVDs, watch re-runs on television, whatever you need and can, to see all the four seasons (83 episodes, beginning September 21st, 1996 and ending Jully 1st, 2000).

Have great fun!


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