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Taste of Desperation (2009)

 -  Mystery  -  1 June 2009 (USA)
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While searching for a famous missing professor, a detective tangles with the professor's daughter, mistress, and two rival gangs of thugs chasing control over a disputed patent.

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Mark Byrne ...
Clarence Thans
Donna Carter ...
Maria Haphsberg
Conrad Brooks ...
The Landlord
Gail Maureen Hansen ...
The Mistress
Clark Fox ...
The Spy
Kilof Legge ...
Good Cop
Brian M. Dean ...
Hired Gun (as Brian Dean)
Kenneth B. Hudson ...
Jim Hawker
Mark Clark ...
Boss Gettes
Harold Whitfield ...
The Informant
Joe Duvall ...
The Thug
Jack Rothstein ...
Bad Cop
Mike Hudgins ...
The Blackmailer
Karen Kinzey ...
The Secretary
Richard Siegman ...
The Banker
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Paying off a blackmail case for a famous professor's daughter, private eye Clarence Thans becomes ensnared in a web of danger and deceit. Discovering the professor kidnapped, Thans remains stoically unaware of his own imminent demise. Staying with the case despite his better judgment, the sleuth unearths a valuable patent and meets the professor's mistress and a snoopy landlord (Conrad Brooks, Plan 9 from Outer Space), while crossing paths with two rival gangs of thugs, each ample of motive and desire to finish Thans. When not gruffly warning Thans beside tossing suspicions, cops arrive a second or two too late to offer any help. No one is as appears and everyone has a stake. For the detective, the lure of the buck and the desire to stay alive always walk a tightrope wire. News of the professor's death erupts a final fight in a snowy hideaway over fate of the patent and those still in doomed pursuit. Written by Mark Byrne

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An art noir film of intrigue and suspense

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