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Desperate for Love (1989)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  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 overview, first billed only:
Cliff Petrie
Lily Becker
Alex Cutler
Betty Petrie
Arthur Rosenberg
Lulee Fisher
Billy Vera
Peter Thomasson ...
Keith Noble ...
Benji Wilhoite ...


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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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

17 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aus Liebe und Verzweiflung  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Actor/entertainer Randall Franks 1986 Metallic Blue S-10 Pickup truck was used as the set for one of the scenes in the film. See more »


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 »


Music & Lyrics by Charles Bernstein
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$0.88 and worth every penny
31 December 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

although i am not a big fan of either Christian Slater or Brian Bloom i found this movie as okay as one could say about any other made-for-TV movie. there were too many times where i felt like i was left hanging, too much i had to add to the story to have it make sense and DID HE DO IT OR DID HE NOT? if he loved Lily enough to go to jail for murder, did he love her enough to commit murder????? i guess i and others asking the same question will never know. i got this movie out of a $0.88 bin and it was worth every penny, if i had paid $0.99 then that would be a whole new story!!!! it's a good movie to watch when you don't really feel like watching a movie, you don't want to concentrate on a story line, and you could even be happy calling it an early night and passing out on the couch. i would recommend it to those with great patience and little opinion.

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