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Desperate for Love (1989)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 17 January 1989
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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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
David Dwyer ...
Deke
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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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17 January 1989 (USA)  »

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Aus Liebe und Verzweiflung  »

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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 »

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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 »

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WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN
Written by Ada R. Habershon and Charles Gabriel
Produced by Billy Vera
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Amazing performances
17 June 1999 | by (Washington, D.C.) – See all my reviews

I am not a very big watcher of the Lifetime network, but the other night I caught this movie on and was instantly hooked. I was born in a town very similar to the one in which the characters are engulfed and I found the performances and direction to be frighteningly accurate. I had never heard of this movie and I was so impressed that Christian Slater could give such a believable performance. I moved to Los Angeles California after high school and now I live in Washington, D.C. I studied film and theatre so I lost my small southern town dialect, but movies that can truly capture the essence of the the lifestyle that these people must endure never fails to amaze me. I do not see it very often is a film, but "Desperate for Love" accomplished it magnificently.


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