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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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Four actors in this film: Rebecca Wackler who played 'Margaret', David Dwyer who played 'Officer Deke', Gary Bullock who played 'Mac' and the late Ted Manson who played the 'Judge', acted together again 2 years later in another film: "Paris, Trout" (1991) In this one, Wackler played a 'Woman Shopper', Dwyer once again played a 'Policeman', Bullock played 'Buster Devonne' and Manson played a 'Hotel Clerk'. See more »

Goofs

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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Music & Lyrics by Charles Bernstein
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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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