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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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17 January 1989 (USA)  »

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Aus Liebe und Verzweiflung  »

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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 »

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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Hot Blooded
Written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones
Performed by Foreigner
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sad but true
18 September 2000 | by (Mtl) – See all my reviews

Considering this movie was made in 1989 and was made for tv as it relates a true story, I thought it was very touching in the sense that it just gets to you to see how much someone can love someone else and that this last one cannot even realize it. Even worse, Lily didn't take that love seriously because she wast lost in her own little fantasy romance...


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