Synopsis: This modern crime drama uses the names of the homonymous Shakespeare play's main characters which inspired its plot. White London Metropolitan Police commissioner Sinclair Carver promises to maintain law and order and further racial integration by recruiting and promoting black and Asian officers, but is taped in the lavatory by a tabloid reporter telling his assistant commissioner Ben Jago there is no black with a brain as big as his dick, and is thus forced to resign. When the death of the black Billy Coates in custody causes racial unrest, John Othello, the only authoritative black police officer, manages to prevent riots by pointing to the press and promising to solve the case; the government names him successor to Carver over his friend Jago's head. The ambitious Ben doesn't show his furious disappointment, but must have his revenge. His plots starts by making sure racists harass Othello's white wife Desdemona, so he can have her 'well guarded' by smooth white superintendent Micha
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Geoffrey Sax
Production: Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC)
  12 wins & 5 nominations.
100 min

Do you want Desi or not?

- Yes?

- Uh, hi. Dean Brable?

Yes. Who is this?

I don't know

how to tell you this, sir,

but someone sort of stole

something from you.

What are you talking about?

Your daughter.

What about my daughter?

We're going to run them until

they drop dead or we drop dead!

And that means

pressing on defense too.

And by the way,

my friend, Hugo,

your ass was dragging

in the fourth quarter.

Either you get back

to your position on the traps,

- or you give me some reason why.

- I'll be all right.

You got to be better

than all right, son!


look at me, not him!

This goes for you!

On your feet, gentlemen.

Good afternoon, Dean.

You're welcome here.

Good afternoon.

And I have a witness who says

he forced himself on her.

What? Who?

Look, if Desi says that I did anything

even close to wrong to her,

- I'll leave the goddamn school. OK?

- Take it easy, son.

Bob, that's a very

serious allegation.

- You say you have a witness?

- Come on, there's no witness.

I would never do anything

like that. Ever.

You're telling me you never

had any run-ins with the police?

No, it means I didn't

force myself on Desi.

That's not

what I just asked you.

What are you trying to say?

- You know what I'm saying.

- You're saying I'm not clean?

Is that what you're sayin'?

Cause I'm not

on that shit no more.

Come on, coach,

you know this.

I mean, test my ass.

Test me.

This is fucked up.

This is fucked up.

And a lot of the things I hear you say

about Desi are fucked up.

- Bob.

- Don't underestimate me, son.

Don't underestimate me

when it comes to my daughter.

Hey, Bob! Please, please!

Back off! Now, come on. Please.

If you were

so worried about me,

how come this school

busted its ass to get me here?

Because you were worth it!

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Andrew Davies

Andrew Wynford Davies (born 20 September 1936) is a Welsh writer of screenplays and novels, best known for House of Cards and A Very Peculiar Practice, and his adaptations of Vanity Fair, Pride and Prejudice, Middlemarch and War & Peace. He was made a BAFTA Fellow in 2002. more…

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