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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 <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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Deception is dangerous. Desire is deadly. See more »


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15 September 1989 (USA)  »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)

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$58,571,513 (USA)
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Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin would work together again nearly 20 years later in Ocean's Thirteen (2007). See more »

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Postcards on Helen's fridge. See more »

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Terry: So the emcee asks, "What's the most romantic place you've ever made love to your wife?" And this guy's thinking, he's got a brain like a pea, but he's thinking, and he says, "In the butt!"
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Referenced in So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993) See more »

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SIEMPRE HAY ESPERANZA
Written by Stuart Matthewman, Sade (as Sade Adu) and Leroy Osbourne
Performed by Sade
Courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licesing Department
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I Remember Sea of Love -
3 November 2006 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

I've watched it many times and never get tired of it. "Sea of Love" is one of few films where Al Pacino is very sexy, and it is adds to the film's many pleasures. The rest of them are - well constructed story of a New York Homicide cop (Pacino) attracted to a mysterious blond woman with a charming crooked grin (Ellen Barkin - talented, sexy and underrated actress) who may or may not be a serial killer. The chemistry between Pacino and Barkin is powerful and undeniable and the love scenes between them are among the best and most memorable ever filmed. John Goodman is very good as Pacino's partner and friend and yes I love the soundtrack and the title song.


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