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Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective (1990)

Sent to keep an eye on a studio head's girlfriend at a Northern California film shoot, hardboiled P.I. Dan Turner, is forced to go into hiding when someone shoots his best girl and a police... See full summary »

Director:

Christopher Lewis

Writers:

Robert Leslie Bellem (creator Dan Turner character), John Wooley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marc Singer ... Dan Turner
Tracy Scoggins ... Vala Duvalle
Nicholas Worth ... Dave Donaldson
Arte Johnson ... Pedro Criqui
Paul Bartel ... Larry Badger
Eddie Deezen ... Himalayan Operator
Clu Gulager ... Desk Sergeant
Danny Kamin ... Bernie Ballantyne (as Daniel Tucker Kamin)
Brandon Smith ... Roy Cromwell
Susan Brooks Susan Brooks ... Cindy Lou
Bethany Wright ... Maizie Murdock
Barry Friedman Barry Friedman ... Roger Wilson
James Frank Clark James Frank Clark ... Police Sergeant
Eldon G. Hallum Eldon G. Hallum ... Policeman
Miriam Byrd-Nethery ... Motel Manager
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Sent to keep an eye on a studio head's girlfriend at a Northern California film shoot, hardboiled P.I. Dan Turner, is forced to go into hiding when someone shoots his best girl and a police buddy with his gun. Turner must figure out who shot his friends or take the rap. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Raven Red Kiss-Off See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fries Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Only Dan Turner Film
3 May 2005 | by skallisjrSee all my reviews

Back in the era of pulp fiction magazines, Robert Leslie Bellem wrote stories about a private eye with his offices in Hollywood, Dan Turner. This was Bellem's finest effort: the stories were popular enough to spawn a pulp magazine, Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective.

The stories were written first person, and Turner had an unusual turn of phrase, something that didn't translate too well to the film. Turner is hired to check to see whether a glamorous star, Vala DuValle, is being blackmailed. Naturally, Turner witnesses a murder, and becomes the number one suspect.

The film has some interesting characters, and Marc Singer makes a credible Dan Turner. But the story won't likely stick with the viewer. More a film for nostalgiaphiles.


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