Second Sight (1999)

Blu-ray, 2h 49min
Rating: 7.4
Votes: 839
Languages: English, German
Country: UK
Director: Charles Beeson
Writer: Paula Milne
Music: John Lunn

Plot outline

A hard-working detective tries to disguise the fact that he's going blind, while working on a challenging murder case.

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Plots

A hard-working detective tries to disguise the fact that he's going blind, while working on a challenging murder case. - Tom Benton

DCI Ross Tanner and his deputy Catherine Tully are investigating the brutal murder of a 19-year-old boy. Among the suspects are a gardener who may have been supplying the boy with drugs, a live-in nanny who may have been having an affair with the boy, an overprotective mother whose new two-year old daughter may have put on strain on the mother-son relationship, a step-father whose work interfered with any intimacy with the boy, and an identical twin of the lastly named 'suspect.' Tanner's skills are tested to the maximum because he is experiencing loss of vision and is hiding the fact until the case is resolved. - Ron Kerrigan

DCI Ross Tanner is a top-notch copper who produces good results. In his latest case, he's leading the investigation in to the murder of 19-year old Matthew Bendrix who was beaten to death near his home. With his regular DI testifying in court, he's assigned DI Catherine Tully who has only recently completed the serious crimes course and is now involved in her first murder investigation. Tanner has a much bigger problem however: he is going blind. He is suffering from a rare viral infection that is attacking his retina. There is no cure and the prognosis is not good. DI Tully recognizes the problem and offers to be his eyes if he in turn supports her more in front of the squad and makes sure she gets whatever credit is due her in the investigation. As for the dead boy, the solution lies in a clever deception. - garykmcd

DCI Ross Tanner is a hot-shot police detective who has just one problem...he's losing his sight. He's been tasked with solving the murder of young Matthew Bendrix and he must do it before he completely loses his sight. DI Catherine Tully offers to be his eyes, and together they use his "Second Sight" to solve this crime. - Robert Rhoda