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Third Degree Burn (1989)

Scott Weston is a private investigator who is supposedly hired by a rich businessman to determine whether or not his beautiful wife is fooling around behind his back. During the course of ... See full summary »

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Scott Weston
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Anne Scholes
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Clay Reynolds
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Julie Cartwright (as C.C.H. Pounder)
Mary Armstrong ...
Anita Stevens (as Mary J. Armstrong)
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Lomax
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Del Routh
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Gus Levin ...
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William Marquez ...
Gutierrez
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Frank Gaudy
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Scott Weston is a private investigator who is supposedly hired by a rich businessman to determine whether or not his beautiful wife is fooling around behind his back. During the course of his investigation Weston begins his own steamy affair with the wife. The husband then turns up dead and Weston becomes a prime suspect. Did he do it? Has he been set up? Or is he the victim of a third degree burn? Written by Les MacDonald <mcmac@mb.sympatico.ca>

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28 May 1989 (USA)  »

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Overall, A Decent Modern 'Noir'
26 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I believe "neo-noir" is what they call it when it's a modern-day film and in color but has the feel of a film noir. That's what this is, and it was pretty representation of that genre. The main thing is the story holds your interest, although the ending of this film cannot live up to its buildup.

Virginia Madsen plays a Marilyn Monroe-lookalike. Seeing her as blonde was odd, but I can't complain looking at her figure and her smile, which I've always thought was one of Hollywood's best. Meanwhile, Treat Williams is effective as the private eye. He looks the part. The music in here, featuring jazz trumpet, is great film noir stuff. I liked this movie.


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