Cracker (US)

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (16)

  • (Fitz lectures to his class) Fitz: To the rest of you, I say remember the words of Holmes. Now that's Oliver Wendell... not Sherlock. Life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived.

  • Fitz: It's $100 a session. Mrs. Fry: But I only used half a session. $50. Fitz: Do I look like a cab driver to you?

  • Fitz: I'll bet you the $50 your wife owes me that we're looking for a serial killer.

  • (Nina is watching Fitz on TV) Nina: Oh God, what have they done to you, my poor Fitz?

  • Fitz: I don't know. Hitler, Pol Pot... Milli Vanili. Some things are better left forgotten.

  • John Doe: Why do you gamble so much? Fitz: Because I like it. John Doe: And drink so much? Fitz: Because I like it!

  • Fitz: Did you know that nobody ever really loses their memory? We just lock it away... lock it away, like a madwoman in the attic. And occasionally you can hear her screaming, and clawing at the floorboards. But you never want to unlock that door. You never want to look in.

  • Fitz: $20 says he's faking, and I get a confession in 24 hours. (to Tyler) Will you lend me twenty bucks? Watlington: This guy belongs in jail. Doctor: He needs professional help. Fitz: And I will be happy to provide that. (to Tyler) Will you please just lend me twenty bucks? I'll pay you back!

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Trivia (21)

  • TRIVIA: The song You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Dusty Springfield is featured in this episode.

  • Although this is the first episode of the US version of "Cracker" it uses the plot of the final episode of the British series, while utilizing elements of the British pilot. For example, Fitz's monologue lecture, in which he throws psychology books into the audience of students, is lifted almost word for word from the British series "The Madwoman in the Attic".

  • TRIVIA: This pilot episode was based on a story originally shown in the UK version of Cracker for the season 5 2-part episodes, "True Romance". Generally considered one of the best stories in the UK Cracker series, it was picked as the introductory story for US audiences new to Cracker.

  • TRIVIA: This episode marks the first appearance of Angela Featherstone as Detective Hannah Tyler.

  • TRIVIA: This episode was released on DVD in 2003 by Artisan. Subsequently, in 2005, the entire run of the US "Cracker" series was released on DVD by Tango Entertainment.

  • TRIVIA: This pilot episode was based on a story originally shown in the UK version of Cracker for the season 5 2-part episodes, "True Romance". Generally considered one of the best stories in the UK Cracker series, it was picked as the introductory story for US audiences new to Cracker.

  • TRIVIA: This episode is a condensed version of the UK Cracker season 1 2-part episode called The Mad Woman In The Attic, which was also the original UK pilot episode.

  • TRIVIA: This episode is a condensed version of the UK Cracker season 1 2-part episode called "Someday A Lemming Will Fly".

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Allusions (1)

  • re: The Menendez Brothers
    During one of his conversations with John Doe, Fitz references the Menendez brothers, who murdered their parents in 1989 after claiming they had been abused as children. Both men were inundated with marriage proposals while in prison, and one married a Playboy model. As Fitz says, "you tell me crime doesn't pay."