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Writers (WGA):
Gillian Horvath (written by) and
Ron McGee (written by)
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America's favorite gay private eye is back.
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  (in credits order)

Chad Allen ... Donald Strachey

Sebastian Spence ... Tim Callahan

Margot Kidder ... Dorothy

Gabrielle Rose ... Edith

Nelson Wong ... Kenny Kwon

Daryl Shuttleworth ... Detective Bailey

Damon Runyan ... Andrew McWhirter

Lori Triolo ... Gina Santer

William MacDonald ... Jonas Baskin

Barclay Hope ... Carl Deems
Kerry James ... Joey Deems
Ralph Alderman ... Sheriff Reg Howard
Keegan MacIntosh ... Derek Baskin
David Orth ... Peter Garritty
Cali Boyle ... Sturgis Receptionist
Sean Allan ... Crane Sturgis
Lisa Bunting ... School Board Member
Rhys Johnson ... Panghorn

Directed by
Ron Oliver 
Writing credits
Gillian Horvath (written by) and
Ron McGee (written by)

Produced by
Paul Colichman .... producer
Brad E. Danks .... executive producer (as Brad Danks)
Stephen P. Jarchow .... producer
Barry Krost .... executive producer
James Shavick .... producer
Philip Webb .... line producer
Original Music by
Peter Allen 
Cinematography by
C. Kim Miles (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tony Dean Smith 
Casting by
Candice Elzinga 
Production Design by
Rick Whitfield 
Set Decoration by
Josh Plaw 
Costume Design by
Karen Munnis 
Makeup Department
Emma Clarke .... swing hair/makeup
Tara Colledge .... key hair stylist
Shealeen Spicer .... key makeup artist
Amber Trudeau .... swing hair/makeup
Production Management
Philip Webb .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eddy Hardy .... second assistant director
Sirish Harman .... first assistant director
Dave T. Nall .... third assistant director (as Dave Nall)
Dylan Staniforth .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Evan Allen .... on-set dresser
Thomas Craib .... lead dresser
Christopher di Armani .... props assistant
Neil Fairall .... props master
Chris Nohel .... assistant set decorator
Dean Parnham .... set dresser
Stu Salter .... set dresser
Sound Department
Ken Biehl .... backgrounds editor
Ian Emberton .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Hannas .... boom operator
Don Harrison .... foley artist
Jeff Jackman .... sound effects editor
Jeff Jackman .... sound supervisor
Eric Lamontagne .... sound mixer
Ian Mackie .... foley artist
Rick Senechal .... foley engineer
Greg Stewart .... sound re-recording mixer
John R.S. Taylor .... dialogue editor (as John Taylor)
Gina Mueller .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Don Besse .... special effects technician
Robert Paller .... special effects coordinator (as Rob Paller)
Ed Anders .... stunt coordinator
Brett Armstrong .... stunt coordinator
Jason Hanmer .... stunt double: Andrew
Kirk McMeekan .... stunt double: Don
Darryl Scheelar .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Satu Bell .... stills photographer
Raimey Casiro .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
John Helme .... gaffer
Hamish Hollingsworth .... best boy electric
Justin Huta .... lamp operator
Robert Meekison .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Rob Meekison)
Marty Nicholas .... dolly grip
James Power .... best boy grip
Ryan Purcell .... Steadicam operator
Ryan Purcell .... camera operator: "a" camera
Geoff Roop .... lamp operator
Mark Roop .... generator operator
Jeff Smith .... key grip
Casting Department
Laurie Pavon Solis .... background casting (as Laurie Pavon-Solis)
Martina Smyth .... casting associate
Dylan Staniforth .... extras casting wrangler (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erin Evans .... set costume supervisor
Jolyne Maier .... truck costumer
Katie Quinn .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Stephanie MacLeod .... post-production coordinator
Chadderton W. Thornton .... post-production assistant (as Chad Thornton)
Lorne Wright .... colorist
Lorne Wright .... on-line editor
Stav Ozdoba .... behind the scenes editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Jeremy Alexander .... driver: cable truck
Ian Cooper .... driver: cast
Rob Glen .... driver: honeywagon
Jordan MacKay .... driver: star trailer
Rick MacKay .... transport coordinator
Brian Mcrae .... driver: cast (as Brian McRae)
Peter Road .... picture car wrangler
Other crew
Kellee Alexa-Durrant .... accounting assistant (as Kellee Alexa Durrant)
Dino Arsens .... key production assistant
Mike Atwater .... key production assistant
Terence Chan .... accounting clerk
Doran Chandler .... legal services: Roberts & Stahl
Billy Cogar .... development executive
Nicky Forsman .... business affairs
Katherine Frost .... business affairs
Wayne Gaines .... security coordinator
Elspeth Grafton .... script supervisor
Garnett Humenick .... craft service
Garnett Humenick .... first aid
Morten Kehler .... chef: Tangerine Catering
Donna Leahy .... key production assistant
Krista Lomax .... title design
Denise Love .... production coordinator
Keli Moore .... assistant location manager (as Keli A. Moore)
Sandra Murphy .... supervising accountant
Carol Pederson .... production accountant
Kevin Royce .... on-set production assistant
Linda Schmitt .... tutor (as Linda Schmit)
Heather Smythe .... assistant chef: Tangerine Catering
Samantha Sowassey .... assistant: Mr. Shavick
M.K. Stevens .... assistant production coordinator (as Michael Stevens)
Cheryl Uphill .... location manager
Krista Johnston .... clearances (uncredited)
Richard Carroll .... the producers would like to thank: Regent Entertainment
Matt Freeman .... the producers would like to thank: Here Networks
John Genzel .... the producers would like to thank: Royal Bank of Canada
David W. Hamilton .... the producers would like to thank: Focus Entertainment Insurance Brokers (as David Hamilton)
Meredith Kadlec .... the producers would like to thank: Here Networks
Eva B. Schmieg .... the producers would like to thank: Heenan Blaikie (as Eva Schmieg)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"On the Other Hand Death: A Donald Strachey Mystery" - USA (series title)
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Rated R for brief language and a scene of nudity
86 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
More Than Your Garden Variety Homophobia, 16 October 2011
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Chad Allen who faced and weathered a scandal about outing a prominent gay actor has once again brought to cinematic life, gay private detective Donald Strachey. In On The Other Hand Death, Allen is working two cases and then realizes just how much they are connected. Not unlike the classic Farewell My Lovely from the hand of Raymond Chandler.

On The Other Hand Death, has Strachey brought in for questioning after it's found out he's been hired to trail an undercover cop working an assignment. At the same time Allen's partner Sebastian Spence's ex Daman Runyon asks that Allen look into some bias related incidents involving a long time lesbian couple, Margot Kidder and Gabrielle Rose.

Kidder and Rose leave way out in the rural part of Albany county and when Kidder who is a school guidance counselor finally came out of the closet, several of the neighbors became pretty hostile. Especially one whose son is experiencing those same sex urges. It would make things more convenient all around if Kidder would sell the family farm which has been in her family for generations.

Maybe a little too convenient as Allen investigates and finds more than just your garden variety homophobia at work here.

On The Other Hand Death will never approach Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler's work in the genre, but why does it have to? If the protagonist was straight this would just be another routine detective story that got a good film made from it. But Allen has done four Strachey stories and may yet do more if the demand is there.

Hopefully the demand will be there.

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