MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 49,617 this week

Living to Die (1990)

 -  Crime | Mystery  -  December 1990 (USA)
4.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.9/10 from 70 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 2 critic

A burned-out private detective in Las Vegas gets involved in blackmail and murder.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 104 titles
created 27 Oct 2012
 
a list of 684 titles
created 26 Nov 2012
 
a list of 79 titles
created 05 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Living to Die" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Living to Die (1990)

Living to Die (1990) on IMDb 4.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Living to Die.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An elderly American soldier arrives in Angola, where he has organised an audacious mission to spring his son, an imprisoned CIA agent, out of a heavily fortified stronghold.

Director: John 'Bud' Cardos
Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Robert Vaughn, Oliver Reed
No Safe Haven (1987)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

When his family is murdered by members of a drug gang, an undercover CIA agent tracks them down, but they escape and flee to their hideout, a fortress in South America. Knowing he can't ... See full summary »

Director: Ronnie Rondell Jr.
Stars: Wings Hauser, Robert Tessier, Branscombe Richmond
Pale Blood (1990)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A vampire pretender who is murdering women runs into a real vampire who is out to stop him because he is casting too much of a spotlight on the vampire community.

Directors: V.V. Dachin Hsu, Michael W. Leighton
Stars: George Chakiris, Wings Hauser, Pamela Ludwig
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

When a passenger plane crashes after a bomb scare, there are many unanswered questions, which can only be attributed to "pilot error". The pilot's wife, Diane Halstead, is convinced her ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville
Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Jeffrey DeMunn, Frederick Coffin
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

ODYSSEUS, The Warrior King, has been away from Ithaca for twenty years. The first ten he spent fighting the Trojan War; the last ten he spent fighting to get home. Among his adventures is ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Ingram
Stars: Arnold Vosloo, Steve Bacic, JR Bourne
Death Train (TV Movie 2006)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Lasko, a soldier-turned-monk, must use his combat skills again when terrorists threaten to unleash a deadly virus on a train full of Christian pilgrims.

Director: Diethard Küster
Stars: Arnold Vosloo, Mathis Landwehr, Stephan Bieker
To Be the Best (Video 1993)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A member of the U.S. kickboxing team recruits his father and his fellow teammates to help stop a ruthless gambler from rigging the World Kickboxing Championship in Las Vegas.

Director: Joseph Merhi
Stars: Michael Worth, Martin Kove, Phillip Troy Linger
Steel Dawn (1987)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control.

Director: Lance Hool
Stars: Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi, Anthony Zerbe
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Twenty years ago, Vietnam turned three American boys into men, but amidst the horror, Johnny Burke cracked. When his friends, Max and Rudy, stop him from torturing an innocent Cambodian ... See full summary »

Director: Robert J. Smawley
Stars: Asher Brauner, Robert F. Lyons, Vernon Wells
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Sam Stone is a cop with personal as well as professional problems. Stone investigates a series of killings in the night club scene. His exwife, also a cop, goes undercover to find the ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Gallo
Stars: Michael Nader, Shelley Hack, Arnold Vosloo
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: David Lister
Stars: David Dukes, Susan Anspach, Henry Cele
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A gay brother visits his childhood home where his lesbian sister still lives. They reminisce about the better past and their parents.

Director: Franco Brusati
Stars: Mariangela Melato, Eleonora Giorgi, Erland Josephson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Nick Carpenter
...
Maggie Sams
Asher Brauner ...
Edward 'Eddie' Minton
...
R.J. Walker ...
Lieutenant Frank Howard
Rebecca Barrington ...
Married Woman
...
Michael
Minnie Madden ...
Jasmine
Wendy MacDonald ...
Rookie Policewoman
Janice Carter ...
Blues Singer
Ronald Lee Rathers ...
Guitar Player
Osvaldo Villate ...
Mitch
Brian Stevens ...
Steve
Daniel Gilbert ...
Jake
Tami Durham ...
Secretary
Edit

Storyline

A burned-out private detective in Las Vegas gets involved in blackmail and murder.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

December 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mies murhan takana  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
NEEDS HELP IT DOES NOT RECEIVE.
15 November 2003 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews



As a freshman director, and the picture's leading player, Wings Hauser requires more funding and experience than is available for this attempt at action noir, for he essays too many tangents and lacks that practical knowledge required to guide an uninspiring cast through its paces, although he must be admired for his ad libbing that rescues several scenes wherein a primary need is instead an increase of takes, reflected frequently by the star's parroting of questions put to him in his role as a private agent in Las Vegas. Even carefully planned editing and cutting would not give this work coherence, as there is little segueing between the many luxated scenes, and even though some of the dialogue is snappy, even witty, it is seldom so as written, due principally to Hauser's lack of directoral savvy, specially with Asher Brauner, who plays a dishonest city commissioner, and with the female lead, Darcy DeMoss, not a skilful actress in any event. As the film opens, Hauser's character, Nick Carpenter, is a Los Angeles Police Department detective, but following only one scene, he has suddenly become, sans transition or rationale, a private thug for Minton in Nevada, and subsequent activities of the cast often take place without discernible cause, other than to show a great deal of naked female flesh of indifferent quality, and a surfeit of subplots and secondary characters unfortunately escapes the cutting room floor; however, there is no question that the unexpected ending is most astonishing and raises an overall assessment of the production.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Living to Die (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?