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Third Man Out (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Mystery | Thriller  -  2005 (Canada)
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A gay detective is hired to find who has been been threatening a notorious member of the gay community noted for outing people.

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Jack Wetherall ...
John Rutka
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Eddie
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Ann Rutka
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Alice Savage (as April Amber Telek)
John Moore ...
Bishop McFee
Alf Humphreys ...
Father Morgan (as Alf Humphries)
P. Lynn Johnson ...
Senator Dianne Glassman
Guy Fauchon ...
Newspaper Photographer
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Dark Glasses (as James Michalopoulos)
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Nurse
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Meredith (as Kirsten Williamson)
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Bruno Slinger
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Cole
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A gay detective is hired to find who has been been threatening a notorious member of the gay community noted for outing people.

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A gay detective who always gets his man.


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In the love scene between Strachey and Timmy, Strachey's tattoo is on his right arm. When he wakes up the next morning and climbs out of bed, his tattoo is on his left arm. Other scenes in the movie show inconsistent arm placement as well. See more »

Quotes

Helen: [On the phone] Auto motor vehicles.
Donald Strachey: [On the phone] Hi Helen, it's Donald Strachey.
Helen: [On the phone] Hello, handsome. Still gay?
Donald Strachey: [On the phone]
[Chuckles]
Donald Strachey: Are you still beautiful?
Helen: [On the phone]
[Chuckles]
Helen: Just give me the plate number and I'll run a check.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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In Heat, In Love
music by Peter Allen
lyrics by David Hudgins
sung by Sibel Thrasher
sung by Sibel Thrasher
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And Now For Something Completely Different
16 November 2007 | by (Victoria, BC. Canada) – See all my reviews

I watched this film simply because First Wave's impossibly handsome Sebastian Spence was in it. I wanted to see what other roles he might play. His character here is completely different from Cade Foster, and completely charming. The plot has as many twists as an Agatha mystery novel, constantly keeping you guessing, and pulling the rug out from under you when you think you have finally figured it all out. However, it is also a thriller. The protagonist, Chad Allen as private eye Donald Strachey is neither tough nor particularly intelligent, though his body ripples. I was on the edge of my seat worrying about what would happen to him next.

It is a movie about gay people, exploring all kinds of issues from blackmail, to outing, to spying, to HIV, to gays in the military, to sexual abuse. The main pair of characters have a loving, domestic monogamous relationship. It is nice to see a gay couple portrayed realistically. Sex is not the #1 priority for most gays. They are both clean cut, pleasant and sympathetic. At times Spence reminded me of Cary Grant in Arsenic and Old Lace. The lead gay couple don't take drugs, go to orgies or commit suicide as seems mandatory in so many other movies about gays.

There is a touch of frontal male nudity, and a short tasteful scene of a male-male couple in bed caressing gently. It is not a sleasy film despite some of the subject matter. There are also photos of the bad guys engaged in S&M.

This is a film unlike any other. I never could guess where it was going next. It is delightfully entertaining, every last minute of it.


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