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Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective (1990)

Sent to keep an eye on a studio head's girlfriend at a Northern California film shoot, hardboiled P.I. Dan Turner, is forced to go into hiding when someone shoots his best girl and a police... See full summary »

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Dan Turner
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Vala Duvalle
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Dave Donaldson
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Pedro Criqui
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Larry Badger
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Himalayan Operator
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Desk Sergeant
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Bernie Ballantyne (as Daniel Tucker Kamin)
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Roy Cromwell
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Cindy Lou
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Maizie Murdock
Barry Friedman ...
Roger Wilson
James Frank Clark ...
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Eldon G. Hallum ...
Policeman
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Motel Manager
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Sent to keep an eye on a studio head's girlfriend at a Northern California film shoot, hardboiled P.I. Dan Turner, is forced to go into hiding when someone shoots his best girl and a police buddy with his gun. Turner must figure out who shot his friends or take the rap. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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Crime | Drama

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25 August 1990 (USA)  »

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The Raven Red Kiss-Off  »

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The Only Dan Turner Film
3 May 2005 | by (Tampa, FL United States) – See all my reviews

Back in the era of pulp fiction magazines, Robert Leslie Bellem wrote stories about a private eye with his offices in Hollywood, Dan Turner. This was Bellem's finest effort: the stories were popular enough to spawn a pulp magazine, Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective.

The stories were written first person, and Turner had an unusual turn of phrase, something that didn't translate too well to the film. Turner is hired to check to see whether a glamorous star, Vala DuValle, is being blackmailed. Naturally, Turner witnesses a murder, and becomes the number one suspect.

The film has some interesting characters, and Marc Singer makes a credible Dan Turner. But the story won't likely stick with the viewer. More a film for nostalgiaphiles.


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