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The Investigator
The Investigator
Actors: Helen Baxendale, Laura Fraser, Ian Burfield, Tracy Keating, Anna Bolt
Director: Chris Oxley
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2007     1hr 27min

Assigned to root out lesbians in the British military, a soldier turns from hunter to prey Helen Baxendale (Cold Feet, Friends) stars as Caroline Meagher, who in the 1980s was an up-and-coming staff sergeant in the Royal M...  more »


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Actors: Helen Baxendale, Laura Fraser, Ian Burfield, Tracy Keating, Anna Bolt
Director: Chris Oxley
Creators: David Green, Barbara Machin
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Acorn Media
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 04/10/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1997
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Very Well Acted and Told British Drama
turtlex | PA USA | 04/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A film told in four parts, this drama from the UK stars Helen Baxendale, best known in the US for her guest role as Emily in the NBC comedy "Friends".

Based on a true story, with a script developed from interviews and official documents, the plot follows an RMP (Royal Military Police) soldier through the "Witch Hunt" days of the British Military sweeps for lesbians in their ranks.

The acting here, is dead on, and those expecting a light and carefree "Emily" from "Friends" will be pleasant surprised to see some deliberate and talented acting chops displayed by Baxendale.

Like most all UK based dramas, the production values are high and the supporting cast more than effective. It is Baxendale though, who brings the story of Caroline Meagher, and the many different nuances and shadings of her career and life, to poignant meaning.

I recommend this film highly.

Running Time: 88 minutes.
Not Rated: contains nudity and adult language"
Gripping drama, well acted
Tara Kachgal | 06/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I agree about the quality and impact of the film. Plus, I concur about Helen Baxendale. Her performance is excellent; you can see the progression of her character, and she's so convincing. I also like the characterization of females in the film, especially the Meagher character. It is so, so different from Hollywood/independent U.S. films, where the female characters are made to be so girly. Here's a female character who, as acted by Meagher, is disciplined and professional -- that is, realistic."