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Sea of Love ()


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A detective investigating a series of murders becomes involved with a woman who may be the culprit.

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  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations.
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Det. Frank Keller
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Helen Cruger
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Det. Sherman
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Terry
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Frank Keller Sr.
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Gruber
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Serafino
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Struk
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Dargan
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Lieutenant
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Gina Gallagher / Lonelyheart
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Miss Allen
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Older Woman
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Murdered Man
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Raymond Brown
Michael Fischetti ...
Doorman
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Omar Maldonado (as Luis Ramos)
Rafael Báez ...
Efram Maldonado
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Black Guy
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Ernest Lee
Zachary Michael Simmons ...
Ernest's Son
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Tommy
Joshua Nelson ...
Willie
Christofer de Oni ...
Supermarket Manager
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Supermarket Cashier
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Helen's Mother
Thom Curley ...
Toastmaster
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Cable Supervisor
Larry Mullane ...
Clipboard Guy #2
Anthony Catanese ...
Clipboard Guy #3
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Pete, Bartender
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Doorman
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James Mackey
Deborah Taylor ...
Tense Woman
Ferne Downey ...
Sasha
Gerald Lenton ...
Murdered Man
Nancy Beatty ...
Raymond Brown's Wife
Arun Greenaway ...
Raymond Brown's Kid
Nicolina Greenaway ...
Raymond Brown's Kid (as Nicolina Greenway)
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Clipboard Guy #1
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Yuppie Detective #1
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Yuppie Detective #2
Bill Haslett ...
Surveillance Team Member
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Surveillance Team Member
Bridget O'Sullivan ...
Sherman's Wife
Delaney Moore-Wickham ...
Sarah, Helen's Daughter
Franz Fridal ...
Criminal Type
James O'Regan ...
Hallway Cop
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Hallway Cop
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Young Cop
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Young Cop
Philip Ho ...
Karate Cop
Igor Stern ...
Violinist
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Bride
Ty Templeton ...
Groom
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Denice Gruber (scenesDeleted)
David Berni ...
Guy At Bar (uncredited)
Terry DeCarlo ...
Passerby (uncredited)
Julianne Gillies ...
Hostess (uncredited)
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Police Officer (uncredited)
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Businessman (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
Roger Montgomery ...
Detective (uncredited)
Angel Ramirez Jr. ...
Detective (uncredited)
Anita Rossi ...
Wedding Singer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Harold Becker

Written by

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Richard Price ... (written by)

Produced by

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Martin Bregman ... producer
Michael Bregman ... associate producer (as Michael Scott Bregman)
Louis A. Stroller ... producer

Music by

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Trevor Jones

Cinematography by

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Ronnie Taylor

Film Editing by

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David Bretherton

Editorial Department

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Francine Fleishman ... assistant editor
Phil Hetos ... color timer
Charlene Olson ... assistant editor
Irvin Paik ... assistant editor
Ray Sabo ... negative cutter
Haydn Streeter ... assistant editor (as Hayden Streeter)
John Wright ... additional editor

Casting By

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Mary Colquhoun

Production Design by

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John Jay Moore

Set Decoration by

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Nancy Gilliar ... (set dresser)
Gordon Sim

Costume Design by

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Betsy Cox

Makeup Department

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Irving Buchman ... makeup artist: New York (as Irv Buchman)
Bryan Charbonneau ... hair stylist
Bob Grimaldi ... hair stylist: New York
Irene Kent ... makeup artist
Leslie Ann Sebert ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Barbara Kelly ... production manager
Louis A. Stroller ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Herbert W. Gains ... first assistant director: New York (as Herb Gaines)
Rocco Gismondi ... second assistant director
Madeleine Henrié ... second assistant director (as Madeleine Henrie)
Donald J. Lee Jr. ... second second assistant director: New York (as Donald Lee)
Thomas J. Mack ... first assistant director (as Tom Mack)
David Sardi ... second assistant director
Michael E. Steele ... first assistant director (as Michael Steele)
Rose Tedesco ... third assistant director
Dick Ziker ... second unit director

Art Department

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Boyd Allen ... head carpenter
Rob Ballantyne ... art department trainee
Richard Ferbrache ... assistant set decorator
Steven J. Jordan ... set decorator: New York (as Steve Jordan)
William Kane ... property master: New York (as Bill Kane)
Sherman Labby ... storyboard illustrator
Raman Majlath ... set dresser
Brian A. Murray ... head location carpenter
Jeff Poulis ... assistant property master
Reet Puhm ... scenic artist
Marlene Rain ... set decoration buyer
William F. Reynolds ... property master: New York (as Bill Reynolds)
Vic Rigler ... property master
Robert Topol ... scenic chargeman: New York
Wayne Wightman ... art department trainee
Sabrina Wright-Gilliar ... set decorator: New York (as Sabrina Wright)
Lucinda Zak ... first assistant art director

Sound Department

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Randle Akerson ... supervising sound editor
Hank Brodkin ... sound assistant
Norval D. Crutcher ... supervising sound editor (as Norval Crutcher)
Samuel C. Crutcher ... sound editor (as Samuel Crutcher)
Don Digirolamo ... re-recording mixer
Dino Dimuro ... sound editor
Lauren Filson ... adr editor
Robert Glass ... re-recording mixer (as Bob Glass)
Denise Horta ... adr editor
David L. Horton Jr. ... foley editor
Robert Knudson ... re-recording mixer (as Buzz Knudson)
Bruce Lacey ... sound editor
Ron Meredith ... sound assistant
Steve Scanlon ... sound mixer: New York
Steve Switzer ... boom operator
Michael R. Tromer ... sound mixer: New York (as Michael Tromer)
Keith A. Wester ... sound mixer (as Keith Wester)
Norval D. Crutcher III ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Steve Kohler ... foley recordist (uncredited)
John Motyer ... location sound playback (uncredited)
Jeffrey Wilhoit ... foley artist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Tony Parmelee ... special effects (uncredited)
David Neil Trifunovich ... special effects supervisor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Kenny Bates ... stunts
Steve Boyum ... stunts
Shane Cardwell ... stunts
Billy Hank Hooker ... stunts (as Hank Hooker)
Buddy Joe Hooker ... stunts
Rick Parker ... stunts
Glenn R. Wilder ... stunts (as Glenn Wilder)
Dick Ziker ... stunt coordinator / stunts
Mick O'Rourke ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Andy Chmura ... camera operator
Robert Connors ... best boy electric: New York (as Robert G. Conners)
Adger W. Cowans ... still photographer: New York (as Adger Cowans)
Robert Daprato ... dolly grip (as Robert De Prato)
Angelo Di Giacomo ... first assistant camera: New York
Robert Dolan ... gaffer: New York (as Bobby Dolan)
Yves Drapeau ... first assistant camera
Liz Dubelman ... second assistant camera: New York (as Elizabeth Dubelman)
Howard Galbraith ... best boy (as Howie Galbraith)
Vinnie Gerardo ... assistant camera (as Vincent Gerardo)
Michael Hall ... first assistant camera
Kerry Hayes ... still photographer: New York
Adam Holender ... additional photographer
Jimmy E. Jensen ... first assistant camera: "a" camera, Los Angeles
Thomas Jirgal ... best boy grip: New York (as Thomas 'Casey' Jirgal)
Horace Jordan ... first assistant camera (as Hobbie Jordan)
Chaim Kantor ... second assistant camera: New York
Bobby Mancuso ... second assistant camera: New York (as Robert Mancuso)
Larry McConkey ... steadicam operator: New York
Rob McEwan ... still photographer
Mike Miller ... key grip: New York (as Michael Miller)
Dick Mingalone ... camera operator: New York (as Richard Mingalone)
Robert Paone ... first assistant camera: New York
Rick Perotto ... second assistant camera
James Pollard ... key grip: New York (as James H. Pollard)
Kyle Rudolph ... steadicam operator: New York (as Kyle C. Rudolph)
Michael Stone ... camera operator: New York
Randy Tambling ... grip
Rae Thurston ... gaffer
Robert Aguirre ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Douglas C. Hart ... first assistant camera: New York (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Stuart Aikins ... casting: Canada
Sylvia Fay ... extras casting: New York
Scott Mansfield ... extras casting
Joy Todd ... extras casting: New York
Hedy Stempler ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Gail Filman ... wardrobe mistress
Jennifer Nichols ... wardrobe: New York
Walter Rivera ... wardrobe: New York
Rosalie Wallace ... wardrobe: New York
Debi Weldon ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Joe Barzo ... assistant location manager
Debra Beers ... location manager
Margot Lulick ... location assistant: New York
Peter Pastorelli ... location manager: New York
Anne Richardson ... assistant location manager
Bruce Roberts ... location asst (uncredited)

Music Department

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Julian Bratolyubov ... music copyist
Dan Carlin Sr. ... supervising music editor
Kathy Durning ... music editor
John Richards ... scoring mixer: Evergreen Studios

Script and Continuity Department

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Blanche McDermaid ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Tom Leavey ... transportation captain: New York (as Tom Leavey Jr.)
Neil Montgomerie ... transportation coordinator
Frank Singer ... transportation captain
James Sweeney ... transportation captain: New York (as Jim Sweeney)
Patrick Hogan ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Susan Biesack ... assistant: Mr. Becker
Toni Blay ... production coordinator
Laurie Boyle ... assistant to producer: Toronto
Christopher Bregman ... production associate: New York
Karen de Montbrun ... assistant accountant (as Karen Demontbrun)
Joan Eisenberg ... unit publicist
Roberta Hodes ... script supervisor: New York
Ira Katz ... additional voice (as Stephen Weller)
Michael Klawitter ... assistant to producer: Los Angeles
Geri Krowlikowksi ... production associate: New York
Cabrini Lepis ... craft service: New York
Joanna Lipari ... additional voice
Deborah Lupard ... production associate: New York
Ruth Manning ... additional voice
Soomi Marano ... production office coordinator: New York
Geni Marino ... assistant to producer: New York
David McCharen ... additional voice
Maggie Murphy ... production associate: New York
Margery Nelson ... additional voice
Sheila Paige ... script supervisor: New York
Christina Ritzmann ... production head: New York
Regina Robb ... production secretary
Ann Ross ... additional voice
Vernon Scott ... additional voice
Carol Ann Susi ... additional voice
Steve Susskind ... additional voice
Joel Weiss ... additional voice
George Zaver ... additional voice
Deborah Bacquel ... production accountant: New York (uncredited)
Evelyn Fitzgerald ... assistant production coordinator: New York (uncredited)
Liam Kiernan ... production assistant (uncredited)
David Rusaw ... stand-in (uncredited)
Andrew Sears ... first assistant accountant: New York (uncredited)
Jon Shaw ... Production assistant: New York (uncredited)
Jon S. Trebilcock ... production assistant (uncredited)
Lynnanne Zager ... additional voice (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Frank Keller is a New York detective investigating a case of a serial killer who finds the victims through the lonely hearts column in newspapers. Keller falls in love with Helen, the main suspect in the case. Written by Sami Al-Taher

Plot Keywords
Taglines Deception is dangerous. Desire is deadly. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Rencontre fatale (Canada, French title)
  • Mélodie pour un meurtre (France)
  • Sea of Love - Melodie des Todes (Germany)
  • Melodía de seducción (Spain)
  • Το Ερωτικό Αντικείμενο του Εγκλήματος (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Box Office

Budget $19,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $10,017,840, 17 Sep 1989
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $110,879,513

Did You Know?

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Trivia According to the DVD documentary, included in the final cut of the film, is a scene where Al Pacino's character gets rudely bumped into on 5th Avenue, while trying to court Ellen Barkin's character. According to Director Harold Becker, this was an unscripted moment caused by a real New Yorker, and not an extra. Pacino incorporates the moment into his performance, and continues without missing a beat. See more »
Goofs When Frank visits Helen in the shoe store, she takes his shoe off. He never puts it back on, and he leaves the store in a huff. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Sea of Love/True Love/The Big Picture/Shirley Valentine/The Rachel Papers (1989). See more »
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Quotes Frank Keller Sr.: [a poem by Frank's mother written in 1934 while she was in high school] I live alone within myself, like a hut within the woods; I keep my heart high upon the shelf, barren of other goods; I need another's arms to reach for it, and place it where it belongs. I need another's touch and smile, to fill my hut with songs.
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