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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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Ann Rutka
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Alice Savage (as April Amber Telek)
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Allison (as Kirsten Williamson)
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Donald Strachey's claim to fame is being the only openly gay private investigator in the Albany area. He is married to Tim Callahan, the aide to Democratic senator, Dianne Glassman. Because of the expensive house renovations Donald and Tim are going through, Donald reluctantly takes the case of John Rutka, a gay advocate, who is hated by homophobes for being so vocally gay, and by many gays, such as Donald and Tim, because he, through his website, outs gays who want to stay in the closet. The higher the profile of his targets, the better he feels he is advancing the gay cause. John was shot in his own home by an unknown assailant, while his boyfriend Eddie Santon was home with him. John wants Donald to find out and nab who shot him, before the perpetrator finishes the job. They believe that the shooter is probably working for one of the many he is investigating as possibly being gay, the three who he was contemplating possibly featuring in the next edition of his blog being the ... Written by Huggo

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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

Timmy Callahan: Don... when I... when I'm gone...
Donald Strachey: Shh-shh-shh!
Timmy Callahan: Just listen to me. I don't want you to be alone. I want you to find someone. Someone... fat and ugly with a very small penis.
Donald Strachey: [grinning] You bitch.
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In Heat, In Love
Music by Peter Allen
Lyrics by David Hudgins
Performed by Sibel Thrasher
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Great Idea, Horribly Executed
11 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When a controversial gay rights activist comes under physical threat from person or persons unknown, he turns to a gay private investigator, expecting unconditional support and assistance. Things don't go well until tragedy strikes...

Fantastic idea that frames a number of interesting questions e.g. does being gay mean automatically accepting and agreeing with all gay politics and attitudes, within the fascinating conceit of presenting a traditional gumshoe who is happily 'out' as a gay man. Sadly, the execution of this relatively low-budget production is frankly terrible, ham-strung by clunking dialogue and some of the worst supporting actor performances I've seen in a while. Chad Allen has charm and chops to spare, and Spence is endearing but for the most part they are horribly hindered by an unimaginative and hackneyed script and a host of wooden performances.

Big shame...

Here's hoping if Joseph Hansen's Brandstetter series ever reaches the screen (small or large), it'll be better than this.


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