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Three Way (2004)

Attractive, hard-working Lewis 'Lew' Brookbank's love - and professional life came crumbling down after he found his adulterous wife Janice and her lover Dick murdered on a yacht. He moved ... See full summary »

Director:

Scott Ziehl

Writers:

Russell P. Marleau (screenplay), Gil Brewer (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dominic Purcell ... Lewis 'Lew' Brookbank
Joy Bryant ... Rita Caswell
Ali Larter ... Isobel Delano
Desmond Harrington ... Ralph Hagen
Dwight Yoakam ... Herbert Claremont / Clarkson
Gina Gershon ... Florence DeCroix Hagen
Roxana Zal ... Janice Brookbank
Dan Martin ... Patrolman
Christian Mills Christian Mills ... Bruce Hildred
Jason Sutliff ... Cop
Al Israel ... Cashier
Marc Allen Lewis Marc Allen Lewis ... Vanderwall
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Storyline

Attractive, hard-working Lewis 'Lew' Brookbank's love - and professional life came crumbling down after he found his adulterous wife Janice and her lover Dick murdered on a yacht. He moved to a derelict gas station in Carpenteria, where he paints commercial signs. Lew accidentally overhears a couple making love in their car and planning the kidnapping and murder of the man's wife. Lew manages to track them down: jewelry manager Ralph Hagen and antiques shop clerk Isobel Delano. Lew confides in present lover Rita Caswell, needing help with the sinister Herbert Claremont while he plans to blackmail the kidnappers. More complications follow. Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some strong sexuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The last film by Al Israel before his death in 2011. See more »

Goofs

About 55 min in, the kidnapped lady's mask, which had smiley face eyes showing, suddenly has no eyes showing...later eyes reappear. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Lewis 'Lew' Brookbank: [narrating] Rita got us a new start... and a million dollars
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Connections

Referenced in Micmacs (2009) See more »

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Swept Across The Borderline
The Lazy Cowgirls
Written by Pat Todd
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No way
14 September 2005 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

"3-Way" is not as good as the cover makes it look. The director's "hip" visual style is only obtrusive. For example, in the beginning we can't be sure if the action is taking place in a motel room or on a boat! But even when the pieces start falling together, the story only gets stupider. The dialogue is often idiotic and the plot is contrived ("I was in the right place at the right time") and convoluted; for a "plan" movie to work, you have to believe that the plan has at least some chance to succeed - the plan in this film seems doomed from the beginning. Dominic Purcell is a charisma-free lead, all the girls are pretty (especially Joy Bryant), but the best acting job by far is done by a really creepy Dwight Yoakam. (**)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2004 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.85 : 1
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