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Love at Large (1990)

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Vampish miss Dolan hires hardboiled P.I. Harry Dobbs to tail her shady boyfriend. Harry realizes that the man leads a double life but then his client disappears. Harry teams up with his own tail, P.I. Stella Wynkowski, to clear things up.


Alan Rudolph


Alan Rudolph





Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Harry Dobbs
Elizabeth Perkins ... Stella Wynkowski
Anne Archer ... Miss Dolan
Kate Capshaw ... Mrs. Ellen McGraw
Annette O'Toole ... Mrs. King
Ted Levine ... Frederick King / James McGraw
Ann Magnuson ... Doris
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Art the Farmhand
Ruby Dee ... Corrine Dart
Barry Miller ... Marty
Neil Young ... Rick
Meegan Lee Ochs Meegan Lee Ochs ... Bellhop
Gailard Sartain ... Taxi Driver
Robert Gould ... Tavern Bartender
Dirk Blocker ... Hiram Culver, Used-Car Salesman


A down and out private detective (Berenger) is asked by a beautiful woman (Archer) to follow her lover (Young) because she thinks he may be planning to kill her. Due to her poor description she's in danger. He ends up following the wrong man, but discovers the wrong man has some sleazy secrets himself. Meanwhile another detective (Perkins) has been hired to follow Berenger, and they eventually decide to work together to find out what is really going on. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Love is the only lead worth following.


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During filming of the lunch scene, Which was done at the Rock Creek Tavern West of Portland, Oregon. Tom Berenger was to eat a burger. After several takes with Berenger trying to take bite of the burger he could not keep a straight face because the burger was made by craft services and was terrible. The cook from the Rock Creek Tavern heard of the situation and made a "real" burger that Berenger could sink his teeth into. After that, filming wrapped for the day. See more »


Stella Wynkowski: Harry, if you were born stupid you're now having a relapse.
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Ain't No Cure For Love
Written and Performed by Leonard Cohen
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Poking Fun At Film Noir
16 May 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

If you're a fan of film noir, you should like this 1990 takeoff of those 1940s films with Anne Archer as an exaggerated femme-fatale in distress and private detective Tom Berenger paid to spy on her husband.

It turns out to be a comedy, however, as Berenger tails the wrong guy but finds things interesting as they are. Then Berenger's girlfriend gets nervous and hires a female detective (Elizabeth Perkins) to spy on him, so everyone is watching everyone!

Although there isn't a lot of action, the film never drags and is a good combination of suspense, humor and drama/action. Also nice is the soundtrack, a "Midnight Run" sound with good blues guitar and trumpet plus a Leonard Cohen song to start the film. Good colors add to everything.

On the negative side, I didn't care for the ending regarding Archer, nor understand why she did what she did. Also, everyone in the film is a bit too sleazy. The other fault likes not in the movie but in the DVD which had a very weak transfer. Overall, fun for a couple of looks.

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9 March 1990 (USA) See more »

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Afaceri încurcate See more »

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Bend, Oregon, USA See more »


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