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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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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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Drama | Romance

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17 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 »

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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Getting Out of That Backwater
13 August 2006 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Christian Slater and Brian Bloom are a couple of best southern high school buds. But cheerleader Tammy Lauren gets between the two of them as if background getting between wouldn't be enough.

Brian's the high school rich kid who's the star football player and of course gets all the girls in high school. Christian is the kid from the wrong side of the tracks, he's the kind who will join the army just to get out of the place he is. In fact if it wasn't for Tammy deciding that marriage was the way to get out of that backwater town they all come from, it's probably what Slater would have done.

Brian goes missing and later Christian's arrested for the crime.

Both of these two are a couple of New York metropolitan area kids and they sound it. Even actual location shooting can't cover up their New York speech pattern though they both valiantly attempt to sound like they're from Georgia.

Even giving allowances that this is a made for TV movie, it's still a pretty bad film. Christian Slater's career was just getting going at this time on the big screen, how they talked him into this is a mystery.

He should have done something to get out of doing this film.


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