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Desperate for Love (1989)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 17 January 1989
The story of murder among a trio of teenagers after a boy breaks up with a girl and she runs into the arms of his vulnerable best friend.

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Michael Tuchner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Slater ... Cliff Petrie
Tammy Lauren ... Lily Becker
Brian Bloom ... Alex Cutler
Veronica Cartwright ... Betty Petrie
Scott Paulin ... Merl Becker
Arthur Rosenberg Arthur Rosenberg ... Buck Cameron
Amy O'Neill ... Cindy
Lulee Fisher Lulee Fisher ... Sue Becker
Michael Flynn ... Ed Cutler
Billy Vera Billy Vera ... Bennett Gates
David Dwyer ... Deke
Rebecca Wackler ... Margaret
Peter Thomasson Peter Thomasson ... Lambert
Keith Noble Keith Noble ... Randy
Benji Wilhoite Benji Wilhoite ... Darryl
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The story of murder among a trio of teenagers after a boy breaks up with a girl and she runs into the arms of his vulnerable best friend.

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Plot Keywords:

murder | love triangle | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aus Liebe und Verzweiflung See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Four actors in this film: Rebecca Wackler who played 'Margaret', David Dwyer who played 'Officer Deke', Gary Bullock who played 'Mac' and the late Ted Manson who played the 'Judge', acted together again 2 years later in another film: "Paris, Trout" (1991) In this one, Wackler played a 'Woman Shopper', Dwyer once again played a 'Policeman', Bullock played 'Buster Devonne' and Manson played a 'Hotel Clerk'. See more »

Goofs

As Cliff gets out of bed to answer Lily's late-night phone call, the boom mic can be seen moving closer to the doorway. See more »

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BEST PAL
Music & Lyrics by Charles Bernstein
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$0.88 and worth every penny
31 December 2004 | by jklm94See all my reviews

although i am not a big fan of either Christian Slater or Brian Bloom i found this movie as okay as one could say about any other made-for-TV movie. there were too many times where i felt like i was left hanging, too much i had to add to the story to have it make sense and DID HE DO IT OR DID HE NOT? if he loved Lily enough to go to jail for murder, did he love her enough to commit murder????? i guess i and others asking the same question will never know. i got this movie out of a $0.88 bin and it was worth every penny, if i had paid $0.99 then that would be a whole new story!!!! it's a good movie to watch when you don't really feel like watching a movie, you don't want to concentrate on a story line, and you could even be happy calling it an early night and passing out on the couch. i would recommend it to those with great patience and little opinion.


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