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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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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The city of Toronto in Canada was selected quite early on during the pre-production period of this movie for shooting of scenes which were interiors and would be shot inside on studio sound stages. See more »

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Signs say "8th Annual Yankee Brunch" but voice on PA says "3rd annual Yankee breakfast". See more »

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Det. Frank Keller: Come the wet ass hour, I'm EVERYBODY'S DADDY!
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Referenced in Picket Fences: Be My Valentine (1993) See more »

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LAMENT
Written by J.J. Johnson
Performed by Branford Marsalis
Courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licesing Department
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An intense film noir with so many different shades…
23 September 2008 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Within a kind of light and shadow there's almost a trademark photography for a film noir movie, and "Sea of Love" is a film that takes place in the shadows…

Al Pacino plays Frank Teller, a self-conscious detective—in search of a serial killer—drawn into a torrid sexual relationship with an attractive young woman he met in a super market when all the good citizens of the city are asleep and the people who are walking around are the ones who are leading the most solitary lives…

Helen Barkin is just so right for the part… You can believe her when you see her dressed in her red leather jacket and tight jeans… She's a lady of the night, sexy as hell, and a woman who can take care of herself… Between her and Pacino, there were enough attraction that's deep but also there were feelings of vulnerability and suspicion…


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