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Frank Decker
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Angela
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Giles Menteer
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Gus
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Sparrow
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Harvey
Joe Faust ...
Garwood
David Sharp ...
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Art Frankel ...
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Ron Clayton
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William Anton ...
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Elizabeth Soukup ...
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Ex-L.A. cop, Frank Decker, now works for a private security firm in San Diego. During the course of his job he meets the beautiful Angela who's married to a wealthy man who'll kill her if she ever leaves him. (Or so she says.) Decker falls hard for Angela and soon becomes involved in a passionate affair which culminates in murder. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Angela: [speaking of her husband] He's not at all like you.
Frank Decker: Oh yeah? How so?
Angela: He's colder. He's harder.
Frank Decker: Harder?
Angela: Hard as in mean and cruel.
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An old plot re-hashed with made-for-TV competence
27 May 2005 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies in which even the plot twists meant to surprise the viewer are obvious, almost from the very start. Jack Scalia plays an ex-cop who, while working for a home-security firm, meets the beautiful Kathryn Harrold. She's unhappily married to the ominously-wealthy Will Patton. Soon Scalia and Harrold are involved in a passionate affair and ... well, you can figure out where this story is going. Most plots are old plots and they can still be made to work if done with proper care. "Deadly Desire" scrapes by but never rises above the level of a routine made-for-TV movie. The main problem is that Scalia's lust for Harrold never seems quite great enough to make plausible his blindness to the plot which is steadily enveloping him. For her part, while poised and attractive, Harrold never quite exerts enough allure to make her a convincing "femme fatale." The lack of fire in their relationship leaves a soft spot in the center of the story.

Jack Scalia's career began when he modeled briefs in print ads which used poses and expressions emphasizing his pleasing physique, sultry sexuality, and pubic bulge. As an actor, he's never much developed beyond the "pretty boy" stage, though he seems to have a modest flair for light comedy. This flair isn't much used in "Deadly Desire" but, even at age 39, he still looks good stripping down for "beefcake" scenes. There are five of them in this movie, three of them coming in sexual encounters with Kathryn Harrold. In one of these encounters you get a quick, dimly-lit view of his bare butt but, most of the time, attention is focused on his chest. Sometimes Scalia shaves his chest but here he displays a patch of black hair on his sternum.


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