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Fourth Story (1991)

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Valerie's husband Darryl leaves for work as usual, but never returns. She hires private eye Shepard to find him. Soon he discovers that David had a second identity and obviously doesn't ... See full summary »

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David Shepard
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Valerie McCoughlin
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Lt. Hank Petkavich
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Sgt. Teal
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Darryl McCoughlin
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Harry
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Det. Rabbitt
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Mona
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Debbie
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Rev. Leland
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Ian Hanson ...
Young boy
Ricardo G. Avalos ...
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Valerie's husband Darryl leaves for work as usual, but never returns. She hires private eye Shepard to find him. Soon he discovers that David had a second identity and obviously doesn't want to be found. But since Shepard is strongly attracted to the pretty Valerie, he investigates further and gets involved more than professionally. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Murder has a new address


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A Repeated Pleasure
18 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fourth Story is a film that bears repeated viewings with ease.

The actors are perfectly cast and have an easy chemistry with each other (and not just Mark Harmon and Mimi Rogers - all the actors are perfectly cast from the biggest to the smallest part!) while the script is a model of clarity and fun that most writers would do well to emulate.

The music score is a joy and works like gangbusters.

It makes you wonder why most directors think of Jazz as a fad when it can be made to work so well in so many settings.

Overall it is a very worthy film that I can only hope will have a DVD release very soon.


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