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      Season 1 – Cracker

      1997 Drama List
      60% 5 Reviews Tomatometer Gerry "Fitz" Fitzgerald is a brilliant psychologist with an uncanny ability to see the evil in people, bring them to confess and walk away unscathed. Read More Read Less

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Sep 18, 1997 Pilot Fitz assists the police department in tracking down a serial killer who claims to be in love with him. With the clock ticking, Fitz must find a way to locate the killer before she strikes again. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 25, 1997 Pilot When Fitz's son, Michael, is abducted and becomes the next target for serial killer Janice, he must race against the clock to find the killer before his son joins her other victims. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 2, 1997 Madwoman Fitz must establish the guilt or innocence of a murder suspect claiming to have amnesia; Fitz begs Judith to return home. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 9, 1997 Lemmings Will Fly Fitz interrogates a teacher suspected of killing a young male student; Judith dates her marriage counselor. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 16, 1997 Hell Hath No Fury Police evidence indicates a newborn's kidnapper is a woman, but Fitz has doubts. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 23, 1997 'Tis Pity She's a Whore Fitz helps track down a murderous young couple (Boti Bliss, Jamie Harold) who fell in love during their rampage. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 6, 1997 Sons and Lovers When a teenage boy is accused of murdering his promiscuous mother, Fitz retraces the victim's final hours, determined to find another explanation for the crime despite opposition from his grumpy boss. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 13, 1997 Talk to Me A listener stalks a controversial radio personality, and Fitz's investigation leads to surprising information; Judith has romantic plans with her marriage counselor. Details Episode 9 Aired Dec 11, 1997 An American Dream Judith reconsiders reconciliation after Fitz suffers an apparent heart attack; a porn star's estranged father becomes a suspect in her death. Details Episode 10 Aired Jan 17, 1998 If The police track a serial killer who seems to be seeking revenge on behalf of his severely injured wife; Judith confesses a betrayal to Fitz. Details Episode 11 Aired Jan 24, 1998 If Fitz and the police learn they have personal ties with the serial killer's final target; Judith's betrayal leads to an unexpected resolution. Details Episode 12 Aired Feb 26, 1999 The Club When a wealthy teenage girl is found murdered at a local rave, Fitz investigates and discovers that her friends have formed a sex club; Fitz and Judith deal with Hope, whose activities have gotten her into trouble at school. Details Episode 13 Aired Mar 5, 1999 Best Boys Fitz and the police investigate the murder of a nosy landlady and a social worker in which evidence points to a troubled juvenile delinquent and his factory worker boss; Tyler announces her engagement to Dale; Judith grows jealous. Details Episode 14 Aired Mar 19, 1999 Faustian Fitz David Roberge, a famous child actor-turned-Hollywood studio mogul, hires Fitz to help clear his name when a teenage model is found murdered on the grounds of Roberge's Hollywood mansion; at home, Fitz doesn't welcome a visit from his estranged dad. Details Episode 15 Aired May 22, 1999 First Love Fitz assists the police and the new commanding officer, Lt. Monroe Macy -- Lt. Fry's replacement -- in tracking a serial killer of three women when a police officer becomes a victim; Judith becomes nervous when she thinks she might be pregnant again. Details Episode 16 Aired May 22, 1999 First Love When Det. Hannah Tyler is abducted by the killer, Fitz takes it upon himself to interrogate Renauldi about the identity of the killer he's protecting by delving into the dirty officer's past. Details Next
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      Previous Phil Gallo Variety [Robert] Pastorelli plays his character with considerable weight and [James} Sadwith, who has based the pilot on several of the original's plot lines, is consistently on the mark in deciding how much room to give him in each frame. Jul 18, 2019 Full Review David Zurawik Baltimore Sun If you were a fan of the original, this low-rent knockoff will make you ill. Aug 20, 2019 Full Review Tom Jicha South Florida Sun-Sentinel For fans of quality drama, the compulsive Fitz is must-see TV. Jul 3, 2019 Full Review Terry Kelleher People Magazine The protagonist remains as difficult and dissipated as he is brilliant. B+ Jul 3, 2019 Full Review James Endrst Hartford Courant [Robert] Pastorelli's Fitz is a Beat Generation blowhard. All bluster. No talent. Jul 3, 2019 Full Review Next
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      Season Info

      Director
      Ian Toynton, Joe Ann Fogle, Whitney Ransick, Stephen Cragg, John D. Hancock, Perry Lang, Michael Fields
      Executive Producer
      Gub Neal, Donald Kushner, Peter Locke, Jules Burns, Andrea Wonfor, James Steven Sadwith
      Screenwriter
      Jim Leonard, James Steven Sadwith, Jimmy McGovern, Natalie Chaidez, Paul Abbott, James Steven Sadwith
      Network
      ABC
      Rating
      TV-14 (D|V|L)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Sep 18, 1997
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