MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,407 this week

Desperate for Love (1989)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance  -  17 January 1989 (USA)
5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 170 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 2 critic

The story of murder among a trio of teenagers after a boy breaks up with a girl and she runs into the arms of his vulnerable best friend.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 155 titles
created 07 Aug 2011
 
a list of 241 titles
created 23 Feb 2012
 
a list of 257 titles
created 26 Jul 2013
 
list image
a list of 942 titles
created 19 Sep 2013
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Desperate for Love (TV Movie 1989)

Desperate for Love (TV Movie 1989) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Desperate for Love.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mobsters (1991)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime. As their crime empire expands, they ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Karbelnikoff
Stars: Christian Slater, Patrick Dempsey, Costas Mandylor
Bed of Roses (1996)
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Romantic drama about a young career girl who is swept off her feet by a shy florist, who fell in love with her after one glimpse through a shadowy window.

Director: Michael Goldenberg
Stars: Christian Slater, Mary Stuart Masterson, Pamela Adlon
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

CHRISTIAN SLATER plays a worldly and urbane priest who is forced to challenge his comfortable existence as an ecclesiastical spin-doctor when he comes to believe in the innocence of a young... See full summary »

Director: Lewin Webb
Stars: Christian Slater, Molly Parker, Stephen Rea
Crime | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Jimmy Alto is an actor wannabe who stumbles into the role of a lifetime. He becomes a vigilante crime-fighter, aided by his sidekick William, who has suffered a head wound and has problems ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Joe Pesci, Christian Slater, Victoria Abril
Hard Ca$h (2002)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Released from prison, an infamous thief and his new crew pull of a brilliant robbery but then become embroiled with a corrupt FBI agent when they discover the money is marked.

Director: Predrag Antonijevic
Stars: Christian Slater, Val Kilmer, Sara Downing
Basil (1998)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England stuggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.

Director: Radha Bharadwaj
Stars: Christian Slater, Jared Leto, Claire Forlani
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A self help author is hunted by thugs who believe the writer holds millions of dollars in diamonds stolen by his dead fiancée.

Director: Tibor Takács
Stars: Christian Slater, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Ann Schultz
Young Guns II (1990)
Action | Crime | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Billy "The Kid" and his gang is wanted by the law, and when "Doc" Scurlock and Chavez are captured, Billy has to save them. They escape and set south for Mexico. "Let's hire a thief to ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff Murphy
Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips
Love Stinks (1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Seth Winnick has it all: a successful career in television, good friends, and a passionate relationship with beautiful Chelsea. However, when he fails to make a timely marriage proposal, Chelsea tries to make his life hell.

Director: Jeff Franklin
Stars: French Stewart, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Bill Bellamy
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

TV movie based on the singer's life, under his mother's thumb, competing with the ghost of one of the most famous singers in C&W music history, and aspiring to rise above it all.

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Richard Thomas, Lenora May, Liane Langland
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In this irreverent parody, the British court and war government consist mainly of idiots and/or traitors. Hitler moves into Buckingham palace and plans to marry into the Windsors. A US Army... See full summary »

Director: Peter Richardson
Stars: Miranda Richardson, Antony Sher, Christian Slater
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Cliff Petrie
...
Lily Becker
...
Alex Cutler
...
Betty Petrie
Arthur Rosenberg
...
Cindy
Lulee Fisher
Billy Vera
...
Deke
...
Margaret
Peter Thomasson ...
Lambert
Keith Noble ...
Randy
Benji Wilhoite ...
Darryl
Edit

Storyline

The story of murder among a trio of teenagers after a boy breaks up with a girl and she runs into the arms of his vulnerable best friend.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

murder | love triangle | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aus Liebe und Verzweiflung  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Randall Franks, already a recurring Grand Ole Opry guest star when this movie was filmed, appeared as part of the choir and taught Billy Vera some of the conducting gestures he used in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Cliff and Alex go hunting by a river, they each have a beer. Alex sets his down to take a few pot shots and it falls over and dumps its contents. The foam is clearly visible. Cut to a different (frontal) view of Alex. When the boys get up to leave, the beer is standing up and Alex picks it up as they walk away. See more »

Soundtracks

WAITING FOR THE BIG ONE
Written by David Cole and Rick Neigher
Music Video Performed by Femme Fatale
Courtesy of MCA Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
If you watch this movie, you have to be desperate!!!
9 May 2001 | by (Jersey City, NJ) – See all my reviews

Christian Slater is Number 10 on my list of favorite actors, so I bet you're anticipating a splendid review of this movie. Not!! First of all, it's a TV movie--which I didn't know before watching it--and I'm not part of the "Lifetime Movie of the Week" crowd. I hardly consider anything that goes direct to network television (this excludes movies that goes direct to premium cable stations) actual "movies." So this was a supreme cheese-fest for me. Why it grabbed a 5.2 rating, which is high for a movie of this sort, is beyond comprehension. This is one of those movies you have to go rooting for in the 99-cent bin, and please realize there's a logical reasons why those movies are priced 99 cents! And may I add, the girl who plays Slater's love interest--I think her name's Tammy Lauren--is NOT an attractive woman! He'd HAVE to be desperate if he wants to get with that girl.

My advice to all those who appraise Christian Slater--DON'T GET SUCKED IN!!! Use that 99 cents you're about to spend on this movie to add to the ten or so bucks you're about to spend on "Very Bad Things" or "Untamed Heart."

Not Christian's best work.

My score: 1 (out of 10)


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Based on? piph
Alex indianloverhjp
So I bought this before I'd seen it... silvrfreakshow
Who was quilty? aredfern-1
Trailer? moviefreak_86
Veronica Cartwright to appear at Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention filmnoirfugitive
Discuss Desperate for Love (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?