MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 19,283 this week

Desperate for Love (1989)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  17 January 1989 (USA)
4.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.9/10 from 179 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...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 155 titles
created 07 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1946 titles
created 15 Sep 2011
 
a list of 510 titles
created 26 Jul 2013
 
a list of 995 titles
created 9 months ago
 
list image
a list of 4741 titles
created 9 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 4.9/10

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... 

Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens.

Director: Allan Moyle
Stars: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Annie Ross
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
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
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of teen-age runaways try to survive in the streets of Los Angeles. Drugs, prostitution, violence and bureaucratic indifference all pose threats to the kids, who nevertheless prefer ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Rocco
Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Robert Knepper, Laura San Giacomo
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
Hard Cash (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
The Deal (2005)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A political thriller steeped in illegal oil trading, the Russian Mafia, and governmental cover-ups.

Director: Harvey Kahn
Stars: Christian Slater, Selma Blair, Robert Loggia
Pursued (2004)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A fast rising hi tech executive must protect his career and family from the ruthless tactics of a homicidal corporate headhunter.

Director: Kristoffer Tabori
Stars: Christian Slater, Gil Bellows, Estella Warren
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
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A Texas teenager cuts her hair short and becomes an outlaw martyr with her brother and friends.

Director: Matthew Robbins
Stars: Helen Slater, Christian Slater, Keith Gordon
Without Men (2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

The women of a remote Latin American town are forced to pick up the pieces and remake their world when all the town's men are forcibly recruited by communist guerrillas.

Director: Gabriela Tagliavini
Stars: Eva Longoria, Christian Slater, Oscar Nuñez
Love Lies Bleeding (Video 2008)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A struggling young couple stumbles upon a cache of dirty money after a shootout in their apartment building. With hopes of a better life they flee with the money -- provoking the fury of a ... See full summary »

Director: Keith Samples
Stars: Chris Ashworth, Don Battle, Josh Berry
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

Four actors in this film: Rebecca Wackler who played 'Margaret', David Dwyer who played 'Officer Deke', Gary Bullock who played 'Mac' and the late Ted Manson who played the 'Judge', acted together again 2 years later in another film: "Paris, Trout" (1991) In this one, Wackler played a 'Woman Shopper', Dwyer once again played a 'Policeman', Bullock played 'Buster Devonne' and Manson played a 'Hotel Clerk'. See more »

Goofs

As Cliff gets out of bed to answer Lily's late-night phone call, the boom mic can be seen moving closer to the doorway. See more »

Soundtracks

DESPERATE FRAME OF MIND
Written by Billy Vera & Chip Taylor
Produced by Billy Vera
Published by Vera Cruz Music & Back Road Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An emotional thriller.
28 May 2003 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Desperate for love is the emotional thriller that will force the viewer to question every loyalty they have ever had in life. While the cover for this movie claims that Cliff Petrie was "desperate for love" I personally believe that the true desperation was held within Lily Becker. Cliff Petrie gives us one simple example of pure, unadulterated love. Meanwhile Lilly Becker clearly displays fear, depression, and anxiety along with a cunning and seductive deception.


3 of 3 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:
?