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Love at Large (1990)

Vampish miss Dolan hires hardboiled P.I. Harry Dobbs to tail her shady boyfriend. Harry realizes that the man leads a double life but then his client disappears. Harry teams up with his own tail, P.I. Stella Wynkowski, to clear things up.

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Stella Wynkowski
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Miss Dolan
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Mrs. Ellen McGraw
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Mrs. King
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Frederick King / James McGraw
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Doris
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Art the Farmhand
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Corrine Dart
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Marty
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Rick
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Bellhop
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Taxi Driver
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Tavern Bartender
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Hiram Culver, Used-Car Salesman
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A down and out private detective (Berenger) is asked by a beautiful woman (Archer) to follow her lover (Young) because she thinks he may be planning to kill her. Due to her poor description she's in danger. He ends up following the wrong man, but discovers the wrong man has some sleazy secrets himself. Meanwhile another detective (Perkins) has been hired to follow Berenger, and they eventually decide to work together to find out what is really going on. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Love is the only lead worth following.


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9 March 1990 (USA)  »

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Ahava B'Ma'akav  »

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$1,436,308 (USA)
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Harry's revolver is a nickel-plated Colt Detective Special. See more »

Quotes

Harry Dobbs: Look, just let him go. Wipe him out of your memory. Whatever you do, don't be jealous. You'll... you'll start hurting yourself. You'll feel guilty. Your hair. You'll... you'll cut your hair... and I kind of like it the way it is.
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Searching For A Heart
Written and Performed by Warren Zevon
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Poking Fun At Film Noir
16 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you're a fan of film noir, you should like this 1990 takeoff of those 1940s films with Anne Archer as an exaggerated femme-fatale in distress and private detective Tom Berenger paid to spy on her husband.

It turns out to be a comedy, however, as Berenger tails the wrong guy but finds things interesting as they are. Then Berenger's girlfriend gets nervous and hires a female detective (Elizabeth Perkins) to spy on him, so everyone is watching everyone!

Although there isn't a lot of action, the film never drags and is a good combination of suspense, humor and drama/action. Also nice is the soundtrack, a "Midnight Run" sound with good blues guitar and trumpet plus a Leonard Cohen song to start the film. Good colors add to everything.

On the negative side, I didn't care for the ending regarding Archer, nor understand why she did what she did. Also, everyone in the film is a bit too sleazy. The other fault likes not in the movie but in the DVD which had a very weak transfer. Overall, fun for a couple of looks.


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