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Writer (WGA):
Lloyd Fonvielle (written by)
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Release Date:
21 August 1988 (USA) See more »
Some Passions Can Be Deadly
Eddie is a private detective. When a client asks him to help persuade his ex-wife to leave him alone... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Tommy Lee Jones ... Eddie Mallard

Virginia Madsen ... Rachel Carlyle
Colin Bruce ... Charlie Rand

Denise Stephenson ... Debbie
Kevin Jarre ... Tim

Frederic Forrest ... Father George

J.B. White ... Jimbo
Michael Chapman ... Landlord
Alec Willows ... Bartender
Jack Creley ... Grandfather
Peter Jobin ... Doorman
Michael Villella ... Cop (as Michael Villela)
David Cryer ... Waiter
Molly Johnson ... Female Singer
Hugh McCarten ... Piano Player

Directed by
Lloyd Fonvielle 
Writing credits
Lloyd Fonvielle (written by)

Produced by
Keith Addis .... executive producer
Gerald I. Isenberg .... executive producer
Eli Johnson .... co-producer
David J. Latt .... producer
Original Music by
George S. Clinton  (as George Clinton)
Cinematography by
Michael Chapman 
Film Editing by
Evan A. Lottman 
Casting by
Pam Dixon 
Production Design by
Carol Spier 
Costume Design by
Linda Matheson 
Production Management
Deb LeFaive .... production supervisor
David A. Shepherd .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Reid A. Dunlop .... second assistant director
David Hoffert .... third assistant director
Margaux Mackay .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Owen Langevin .... sound mixer
Harry Madsen .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Stewart Aziz .... second assistant camera
Raymond Fortune .... gaffer
Barry Goodwin .... best boy
Brian Harper .... first assistant camera
Gordon Langevin .... camera operator
Ron Renzetti .... dolly grip
John Williamson .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Marypat Plottner .... assistant editor
Music Department
Mark Curry .... music mixer
Virginia S. Ellsworth .... music editor (as Virginia Elsworth)
Joe E. Rand .... orchestrator (as Joey Rand)
Other crew
Jaap Broeker .... stand-in: Tommy Lee Jones
Christopher Comrie .... assistant accountant
Susan Kavesh .... production coordinator
William James Kennedy .... stand-in
Eric T. Snyder .... assistant locations (as Eric Snyder)
Michael Tough .... location manager
Mimi Wolch .... script supervisor
Dabney Coleman .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"The Dead Can't Lie" - , USA (working title)
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98 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The address which Rachel gives Eddie - 330 Central Park West - does not, and could not exist in reality, as all residences on Central Park West have odd-numbered addresses. The even-numbered address side of the street is actually the side of the street that Central Park borders.See more »
Rachel Carlyle:If we stop right here, we'll have all the best of it straight. It will never get mixed up with anything else, and we'll just have the best of each other.
Eddie Mallard:You'll have to tell me your whole name, so I can say it to myself when I'm walking around.
Rachel Carlyle:Rachel Carlyle. Rachel Carlyle. I live at 330 Central Park West. Ah, no, no. See, it's already getting dumb and practical and stupid. You don't want my phone number. You just want to look at me. Look at your beautiful ghost, and see the way she's looking at you...
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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Very good but a little confusing, 9 December 1998
Author: Mcthorpe from Nr. Liverpool, England

This film was probably better if viewed when it is not one a.m. in the morning but the BBC in their wisdom decided to relegate a classy film like this to the slot around midnight. In fact if it had not been on straight after Highlander I probably would not have watched it. If I hadn't I would have missed a treat. Tommy Lee Jones was at his brilliant best as the private dick hired to find a man's dead wife. I did miss a bit in the middle which did not help but I was a little confused for quite a while about who was and who was not dead. Maybe that was the entire point of the film. But the film does carry an important message "The dead can't lie. It's something I've learnt."

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