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Slow Burn (1986)

Jacob Asch is hired by Gerald McMurty to find his ex-wife Laine and their son in Palm Springs. Jacob finds Laine and a teenager named Donnie who may or may not be Gerald's son. He also ... See full summary »

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Laine Fleischer
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Ron McDonald
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Mona
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Pam Draper
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Donnie Fleischer
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Victoria Catlin ...
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Ruth Richards ...
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Linda Rae Barrs
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Jacob Asch is hired by Gerald McMurty to find his ex-wife Laine and their son in Palm Springs. Jacob finds Laine and a teenager named Donnie who may or may not be Gerald's son. He also finds an intricate web of deceit and betrayal that begin to lead to death. He takes it upon himself to unravel the mystery and find out who is killing people and why. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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29 June 1986 (USA)  »

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Dolofonies sto Palm Springs  »

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Jacob Asch: [Gets out of car] Hey Donnie!
[grabs his arm]
Jacob Asch: You remember me?
Donnie Fleischer: Mmmhmm yeah
[slaps his hand off his arm]
Donnie Fleischer: Get your fucking hands off me.
Jacob Asch: Ok ok. I uh... I heard about last night. Im sorry, I was just doing my job.
Donnie Fleischer: Maybe you should find another job.
Jacob Asch: [laughs] You got a point my man.
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Interesting actors on a working vacation in Palm Springs .....
3 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Slow Burn" has a confusing and not very convincing script, played out by an intriguing cast that includes Eric Roberts, Beverly D'Angelo, Dan Hedaya, Henry Gibson, and a very young Johnny Depp. There is some fabulous Palm springs scenery, a smidge of nudity, and a plot that asks a lot of tolerance from the viewer. Eric Roberts as the private investigator does quite a bit of soul searching and philosophizing, perhaps in an attempt to try and crystallize a somewhat murky plot. What starts out as a straight forward search for Raymond J. Barry's son, eventually morphs into a kidnapping and murder. The plausibility of the ever thickening plot is questionable, and the motivation leading to three murders questionable. Acceptable entertainment for fans of the fine cast but not much more. - MERK


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