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Desperate for Love (1989)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance  -  17 January 1989 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

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

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murder | love triangle

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Drama | Romance

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17 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aus Liebe und Verzweiflung  »

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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 »

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Hold on Loosely
Written by Don Barnes, Jeff Carlisi and Jim Peterik
Performed by .38 Special
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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.


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