Cracker (US)

Season 1 Episode 1

True Romance (1)

Aired Unknown Sep 18, 1997 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • (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.

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