Harry

Harry

DVD - 2015 | Widescreen ed..
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Still grieving his wife's suicide, Detective Harry Anglesea returns to Auckland's Major Crime Unit after bereavement leave in his native Samoa. Although he's eager to jump back into the job, his self-destructive behavior hints that he may not be ready. His thirteen-year-old daughter, Mele, is even less ready for life as normal and desperately needs her father's attention. Harry and his boss, DSS Jim "Stocks" Stockton, soon become engrossed in a high-profile case.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn, [2015]
Edition: Widescreen ed..
ISBN: 9781621724285
Branch Call Number: DVD HAR
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (271 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
DVD video, 4 3/4 in., rda
digital, optical, 2.0 stereo, Dolby Digital, rda
DVD-video, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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New Zealand - crime drama series which follows the intense psychological journey of Detective Harry Anglesea


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MomofMac
May 08, 2018

Apparently this is based on a true story, so probably I would have enjoyed it more if I had been familiar with the story on which it was based.

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jimg2000
Mar 02, 2016

An emotionally hollow DS Harry went back to his job after his wife's unexpected death while his mom helped to look after his still bereaved teen daughter. It was a twin stories on the tough home life of dedicated cops and the Meth world in Auckland. Bonus is that a Somoan actor Oscar Kightley played Harry and Sam Neill, an Irish with a New Zealand father, played his caring boss. More details in Summary.

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Dreamstime
Feb 01, 2016

I really wanted to root for this detective given his tragic backstory. But after four episodes (of six) I found his self-pity distracting. His daughter suffers alone while he tries to bury his grief in booze. But what really turned me off was HORRIBLE, incompetent police work. Internal affairs should remove him from the force. The hole is too deep for the writers to elevate him in the final two episodes to the point I'd care. The only saving grace point is the young lady who portrays his daughter. My heart went out to her.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Nov 15, 2015

Harry Angelsea is under pressure from Internal Affairs, his boss, and his family concerns in this engrossing drama which takes place in Auckland, New Zealand. You root for him, but wonder if his self-destructive behavior will overwhelm all other concerns.

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jimg2000
Mar 02, 2016

Good summary:

http://www.tv3.co.nz/Shows/Harry/About.aspx

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jimg2000
Mar 02, 2016

Someone once said the darkness that surrounds us cannot hurt us, It is the darkness in our hearts that we should fear.

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