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Profiler - Season One
Profiler - Season One
Actor: Various
Director: Kevin Hooks;Jefery Levy
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2003     17hr 30min

Detailed item info — Movie description — One of the FBI's most valued agents is Dr. Samantha Waters (Ally Walker), a forensic psychologist whose special powers of telepathy are harnessed when high-profile cases reach a dead ...  more »


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Actor: Various
Director: Kevin Hooks;Jefery Levy
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 07/29/2003
Original Release Date: 09/21/1996
Theatrical Release Date: 09/21/1996
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 17hr 30min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 6
SwapaDVD Credits: 6
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Ally Walker as THE PROFILER
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dr. Samantha ("Sam") Waters used to be a forensic psychologist/profiler for the FBI until a serial killer obsessed with her, called "Jack-of-all Trades" ("Jack"), killed her husband. She quit the Bureau & went into hiding. Sam & her daughter, Chloe, had been living with Angel (Sam's best friend), an artist. Sam made ends meet as a photographer until her mentor & friend, Bailey Malone, asked her to help the FBI solve a series of murders at the same time when "Jack" resurfaces. After the suspect of the murders had been caught, Bailey asked Sam to rejoin the FBI on a full-time basis. Sam agreed but she set certain conditions. The new FBI unit, headed by Bailey Malone, was called the Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF). The VCTF was in charge of investigating & solving violent crimes all over the US - this included tracking down the elusive "Jack" who continually taunted Sam."Profiler" was an exceptional series. It had a female lead: an FBI agent working as a profiler that was BRILLIANTLY played by Ally Walker. Ms. Walker was able to portray Samantha Waters as a strong & intelligent woman without sacrificing the character's femininity. She convincingly played a mother (to Chloe) & friend (to those around her). Samantha Waters was one of the best female characters that have ever appeared on TV. I loved the fact that "Sam", with all her problems, still had a good sense of humor (especially around Bailey). While watching the series, one could really feel for what "Sam" was going through. As for the other characters in the show, a viewer could sense that the core VCTF team (Sam, Bailey, Grace, John, & George) was like family. This could only happen with a great supporting cast. The series was very successful in integrating a short plot (good for a 1 hour show) & a long sub-plot (the "Jack" storyline).The show lasted for 4 seasons on NBC but Ally Walker only stayed on until the 1st 2 episodes of the 4th Season. The new profiler for the remainder of the 4th Season was played by Jamie Luner. With all due respect to Ms. Luner, in my opinion, Ally Walker was the one & only profiler.I'm very happy that "Profiler" is now available to pre-order on DVD. I can't wait for the other seasons (all the episodes of the show) to be in DVD format."
Review & Clearing-up Errors in Amazon's Staff Review
Roman Seano | Los Angeles, CA United States | 07/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have to take issue with Amazon's Editorial reviewer Jeff Shannon, and his review of Profiler Season I.Mr. Shannon attempts to review not the DVD itself, but what he *thinks* are the behind-the-scenes truths of the Profiler production. One, he refers to the DVD commentary of Ally Walker - suggesting that she is in fact giving the reason why she left after only "two" seasons. (Psssst, Jeff... it was after THREE seasons - not to mention she headlines the opener of the fourth season).Then he gives more of his "insight" when he suggests that NBC was troubled by the "miscasting" of Ally Walker. Well, not that I believe Mr. Shannon has any reliable inside information, but what does that have to do with reviewing this DVD? I tend to think that Shannon was insinuating his own feelings about Walker, and trying to use the NBC network - based on rumor - as a way to reinforce them. A more candid review would have read, "I wasn't terribly impressed with Walker, and felt she was miscast in the role."But that probably wouldn't have held-up against the enormous fan-following of Walker on this show (or as Shannon understated in his review, "growing popularity"), nor would it have stood up well against the fact that after Walker left and was replaced by Jamie Luner, the ratings pretty much tanked.Make no mistake about it: this is a GREAT show. You will esecially enjoy this Season I DVD. The isolated, episodic stories are each fantastic in their own right, and the Jack thread is very addictive. Ally Walker's performance is compelling, and she leads a solid cast - notably Robert Davi, Peter Frechette, Julian McMahon, and Roma Maffia. You'll watch Season I, and you will RUN to grab Season II."
Fantastic crime series with a fantastic cast.
Mr. Thomas M. Hulse | Australia | 04/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Profiler is truly a magnificent series. Starring Ally Walker as Samantha Waters, a brilliant forensic psychologist with a unique gift for understanding the criminal mind, the show focuses on the Violent Crimes Task Force, an elite unit of the FBI that investigates the most violent of crimes, including those perpetrated by the infamous serial killer, Jack of All Trades.The storylines in this show constantly surprise and delight and the on-going cat and mouse game between Sam and Jack is handled with great aplomb. The first season finale, 'Venom', is perhaps one of the show's best episodes, with an intriguing storyline and a shocking cliffhanger.The cast always turns in stellar performances. Ally is superb and flawless in her portrayal of the tormented but strong Sam. Julian McMahon and Robert Davi are equally good, but mention must be made of the fantastic Peter Frechette and Roma Maffia, who may not be featured as much in the spotlight, but turn in some wonderful performances each week, anyway.I'm really looking forward to picking up this set, as I've only ever seen "Into the Abyss" and "Venom", the last few episodes of season one. I also really look forward to season two.The cover art for this set is gorgeous, and keeps very much in with the dark nature of the show.Highly recommended. You won't be disappointed."
No closed captioning
Angela | 03/07/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I love this show but can not hear what is being said. How could A&E produce these DVD's without CC. Entertainment companies need to acknowledge that the people who watch these shows and buy the DVD's are of the older population and just do not hear as well as they use to. As for me being a senior citizen, I can little afford to buy from companies that do not provide CC."