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Slow Burn (1986)

Jacob Asch is hired by Gerald McMurty to find his ex-wife Laine and their son in Palm Springs. Jacob finds Laine and a teenager named Donnie who may or may not be Gerald's son. He also ... See full summary »

Director:

Matthew Chapman

Writers:

Matthew Chapman, Arthur Lyons (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Jacob Asch
Beverly D'Angelo ... Laine Fleischer
Dennis Lipscomb ... Ron McDonald
Raymond J. Barry ... Gerald McMurty
Anne Schedeen ... Mona
Emily Longstreth ... Pam Draper
Johnny Depp ... Donnie Fleischer
Henry Gibson ... Robert
Dan Hedaya ... Simon Fleischer
Frank Schuller Frank Schuller ... Norton
Victoria Catlin ... Erica
Edward Bunker ... George
Ruth Richards Ruth Richards ... Mrs. Poulson
Pat Ast
Linda Rae Barrs Linda Rae Barrs
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Jacob Asch is hired by Gerald McMurty to find his ex-wife Laine and their son in Palm Springs. Jacob finds Laine and a teenager named Donnie who may or may not be Gerald's son. He also finds an intricate web of deceit and betrayal that begin to lead to death. He takes it upon himself to unravel the mystery and find out who is killing people and why. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Quotes

Jacob Asch: [Gets out of car] Hey Donnie!
[grabs his arm]
Jacob Asch: You remember me?
Donnie Fleischer: Mmmhmm yeah
[slaps his hand off his arm]
Donnie Fleischer: Get your fucking hands off me.
Jacob Asch: Ok ok. I uh... I heard about last night. Im sorry, I was just doing my job.
Donnie Fleischer: Maybe you should find another job.
Jacob Asch: [laughs] You got a point my man.
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Interesting actors on a working vacation in Palm Springs .....
3 May 2012 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

"Slow Burn" has a confusing and not very convincing script, played out by an intriguing cast that includes Eric Roberts, Beverly D'Angelo, Dan Hedaya, Henry Gibson, and a very young Johnny Depp. There is some fabulous Palm springs scenery, a smidge of nudity, and a plot that asks a lot of tolerance from the viewer. Eric Roberts as the private investigator does quite a bit of soul searching and philosophizing, perhaps in an attempt to try and crystallize a somewhat murky plot. What starts out as a straight forward search for Raymond J. Barry's son, eventually morphs into a kidnapping and murder. The plausibility of the ever thickening plot is questionable, and the motivation leading to three murders questionable. Acceptable entertainment for fans of the fine cast but not much more. - MERK


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dolofonies sto Palm Springs See more »

Filming Locations:

Palm Springs, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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