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Sea of Love (1989)

A detective investigating a series of murders becomes involved with a woman who may be the culprit.

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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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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)  »

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Prohibida obsesión  »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)

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$58,571,513 (USA)
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The scene where Al Pacino and John Goodman are undercover in a restaurant, was filmed in New York City restaurant O'Neal's. Located at 49 West 64th Street in Manhattan (near Lincoln Center), and owned by actor Patrick O'Neal for many years, the restaurant closed in 1993, not long before O'Neal's death in 1994. See more »

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(at around 1h 06 mins) When Helen says "Look, why don't you come over to my house tonight for dinner...'' you can clearly see Frank's right hand reaching for his right shoe to lace it. Then you see Frank's right knee when he is putting his leg down. See more »

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Det. Frank Keller: Last time, she walked. Maybe this time I can get prints.
Det. Sherman: Yeah right. What are ya gonna do, Frank? Send your dick to the lab? Man, that'll be a hell of a story in court. "Well, Your Honor, first I whipped it out, then she whipped it out, if you know what I mean."
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Beyond the Sea
(La Mer)
Music by Charles Trenet
French lyrics by Charles Trenet
English lyrics by Jack Lawrence
Performed by Bobby Darin
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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I Liked It Better Than My Friends Did
21 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some of my friends thought this is one of those films that is great the first time you see it, but diminishes after that because the heavy suspense questions have been answered. However, Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin and John Goodman are all so entertaining to watch that I've always enjoyed this film no matter how many times I've seen it.

The suspense is what this film is all about, but I am fascinated with these actors, including supporting performances by Michael Rooker and William Hickey. Although her looks are a little hard and her mouth way too profane for my tastes, Barkin never looked better and sexier. That Pacino's character, "Detective Frank Keller" would fall for her is understandable, especially know what part of his anatomy is doing the "talking." However, adultery, once again is excused in this film along with other not-so-moral acts so this isn't a film you want to show to your church group. All three of the leads are very weak, ethically-speaking.

The fact that this film can go on for almost two hours with very little action and still keep you riveted to your seat speaks highly of its entertainment value. Why critics knocked it so much, I don't know. Hey, it's good entertainment. What more do you want?


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