Rebus: The Hanging Garden (2000)

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Hannah gets teeth into role of Rebus

On the set of 'Inspector Rebus'


Inspector Rebus


Black and Blue

The Hanging Garden

Dead Souls

Mortal Causes

John Hannah plays: Detective Inspector John Rebus
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Summary: "The city is about to explode as Inspector Rebus faces his toughest case yet -- with his daughter's life hanging in the balance. Rebus knows there's nothing he won't do to punish the men responsible -- even if it means making a deal with the devil himself." 
- [This refers to the book rather than the film]

My thoughts: This is one of a series (two, so far) of TV films based on the "Inspector Rebus" mystery novels by author Ian Rankin. For more information about the novels, visit
The Rebus books are probably my favorite series. I'm somewhat of a Rebus purist and can't help but think the films won't do the books justice. I think the books are too complex for television, and in cutting out some of the complications, they have to lose some of the book's charm. However, John Hannah did a good job as Rebus in BLACK AND BLUE, whether or not you think he was 'too young and too healthy'. He was not chosen because he looked like John Rebus, but because he has experience and talent at playing complex characters.
If you've read the books and are interested in discussing them (and the TV series), I invite you to check out the Inspector Rebus club on Yahoo.

Rebus: The Hanging Garden News: ITV will be showing the last three REBUS films in September.

Last Update: 8 August 2001 by SRAH