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On the Other Hand, Death (2008)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  1 May 2008 (USA)
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A mysterious client of private eye Don Strachey pays him cash to tail a woman who turns out to be an undercover officer; an older lesbian couple are victims of threats and vandalism; an old... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew McWhirter
Gina Santer (as Lori Triolo)
Jonas Baskin
Carl Deems
Joey Deems
Ralph Alderman ...
Sheriff Reg Howard
Keegan MacIntosh ...
Derek Baskin
David Orth ...
Peter Garritty
Cali Boyle ...
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A mysterious client of private eye Don Strachey pays him cash to tail a woman who turns out to be an undercover officer; an older lesbian couple are victims of threats and vandalism; an old flame of his lover Tim shows up to support the older couple; neighbors are angry at the couple for refusing to sell out to a developer; and, parents are angry at one of the couple, Dorothy, for being a good guidance counselor to gay teens. Her partner, Edith, wants to move away; Dorothy is adamant about staying. When someone dies in a fire in their barn, the stakes get higher. Don, who does not believe in coincidence, gives the police enough information to stay on their good side as he pursues the truth. Written by <>

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America's favorite gay private eye is back.


Crime | Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief language and a scene of nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 May 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

On the Other Hand Death: A Donald Strachey Mystery  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,537 (USA) (18 July 2008)


$2,425 (USA) (15 August 2008)

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Timmy Callahan: You're the one that I am worried about. Don't do anything crazy!
Donald Strachey: Do I ever?
Timmy Callahan: Yes. Frequently.
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I look forward to watching more Donald Strachey films!
28 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

This film is about Donald Strachey investigating the harassment of a lesbian couple, and he uncovers a lot of dark secrets along the investigation.

"On the Other Hand, Death" maintains the mystery and thrill throughout the film. It has a complicated plot, with a lot of unexpected twists. Though it is refreshing to see such a nicely written mystery, the various parts of the mystery needs a lot of explaining and building up. This makes the first half of the film confusing and seems leading to nowhere. When everything finally falls into place, I am marvelled by the storyline.

The plot's inclusion of confused teens and people with a dark past make the characters more real. In addition, the relationship between Donald and Timothy is loving, not based on sex as other gay films would jump into at once. This is affirmative and encouraging to people who long for lifelong relationships. I enjoyed watching "On the Other Hand, Death", and I look forward to watching more Donald Strachey films.

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