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Murder on the Yellow Brick Road (2005)

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A pretty young songbird found murdered on Hollywood Boulevard. The crusty old Private Eye who was in love with her. A smooth-talking seductress who hires him to solve the crime. A bulldog ... See full summary »

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A pretty young songbird found murdered on Hollywood Boulevard. The crusty old Private Eye who was in love with her. A smooth-talking seductress who hires him to solve the crime. A bulldog detective with a nose for the truth and a leash held by city hall. A long list of suspects with a long list of alibis. A sprinkling of dirty secrets. A zest of clever lies. These are the ingredients of an homage to the PI films of Hollywood's Golden Age. Written by Belgau, Eric

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"Old Hollywood" Strikes Gold Again!
7 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Murder on the Yellow Brick Road is a sharp, sexy, visually-stunning throw-back to "Old Hollywood." I was immediately seduced by this crime story of the heart. The acting truly makes the film. KEN BUTLER's intense portrayal of Joe Patterson definitely stood out. With eyes that stare right through you, this no-nonsense detective takes full command of the screen.

I was particularly impressed by the relationship between his character and Elwood Dick, played by the rugged & lovable ROSS HAGEN. This twosome embodies the ultimate in male camaraderie & tough love. It was a pleasure watching the talented actors play off one another so effortlessly and with such realism. HAGEN's gravelly narration takes us back to another time - a time worth revisiting. A final performance well worth highlighting is that of CHARLENE FERNETZ as Rachel Dowd. She brought a beauty and a charisma to the film not otherwise present. Clearly an talent trained in naturalism, she was a joy to watch.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road - you won't be sorry...


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