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On the Other Hand, Death (2008)

R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1 May 2008 (USA)
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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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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America's favorite gay private eye is back.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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

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1 May 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

On the Other Hand Death: A Donald Strachey Mystery  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,537, 20 July 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,425, 17 August 2008
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Quotes

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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Follows Third Man Out (2005) See more »

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Love Life
Written by Peter Allen
Performed by Steve Hilliam, Graham Boyle & Peter Allen
Courtesy Peter Allen Music Publishing (SOCAN)
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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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