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Sea of Love (1989)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  15 September 1989 (USA)
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A detective investigating a series of murders becomes involved with a woman who may be the culprit.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gina Gallagher / Lonelyheart
Barbara Baxley ...
Miss Allen
Older Woman
Murdered Man
Raymond Brown


Frank Keller is a New York detective investigating a case of a serial killer who finds the victims through the lonely hearts column in newspapers. Keller falls in love with Helen, the main suspect in the case. Written by Sami Al-Taher <>

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In search of a killer, he found someone who's either the love of his life... or the end of it. See more »


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15 September 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Prohibida obsesión  »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)


$58,571,513 (USA)

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Fourth of five cinema movie collaborations of actor Al Pacino and producer Martin Bregman. The films are Serpico (1973), Scarface (1983), Sea of Love (1989), Carlito's Way (1993) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975). See more »


When Terry slams Frank against the mirror in Frank's apartment, we hear the sound of breaking glass, yet later in the scene the mirror appears intact. See more »


Det. Frank Keller: Come the wet ass hour, I'm EVERYBODY'S DADDY!
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Featured in The Creation of: 'Sea of Love' (2003) See more »


Written by J.J. Johnson
Performed by Branford Marsalis
Courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licesing Department
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The perfect movie for that 'first time-break the ice' date that men can enjoy too.
17 October 2004 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin sizzle in this murder-mystery/love-story. For all those guys out there that are forced to watch 'chick flicks' and for the ladies that sit through over violent action thrillers, here is a movie both will enjoy. Pacino has made a career at attracting both men and women in his movies and you will be hard pressed to find a more beautiful woman than Barkin in this movie. John Goodman is a Detective and Pacino's partner reminiscent of another very good Ellen Barkin Love-Thriller 'The Big Easy' with Dennis Quaid. In 'Sea Of Love' the passionate love making combined with several possible endings in classic 'who-done-it?' style, will keep your attention and mood in check. Light candles and break out the wine you won't be sorry.

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