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Love at Large (1990)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance, Thriller  |  9 March 1990 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Miss Dolan
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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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Harry's car is a 1974 AMC Ambassador. Stella's car is a 1964 1/2 Plymouth Barracuda (which has the largest backlight ever fitted to an American-made car). See more »

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Harry Dobbs: The one who loves, waits.
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This "Love" Scores Large
4 March 1999 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

This is a love story in the format of a comedy. Or, more appropriately, a love quest story. Like the Detective saga it parodies, the characters are on a search for absolution. But in Rudolph's screwball world where, for instance, every car is at least 20 years old and carries the model name "classic", all of this light madness works toward one, central theme: love is almost impossible to find, but, oh, so much fun to search for.

All the characters that are in long-term relationships are either breaking up, cheating on each other, or completely self-deluded. The other characters are in perpetual seek mode, from Miss Dolan who flirts and swoons wherever her whimsical heart takes her, to Stella, who studies "The Love Manual" and bitterly says things like, "the one who is in love always waits. It's the lover's signature."

Ultimately, this makes for light, entertaining fare. There aren't many bellylaughs, but there is a continual glow and a delightful, endearing glee about the film. Director Rudolph's cinematic sense is so keen that everything seems larger than it is, and more meaningful.


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