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Murder on the Yellow Brick Road (2005)

A pretty young songbird found murdered on Hollywood Boulevard. The crusty old Private Eye who was in love with her. A smooth-talking seductress who hires him to solve the crime. A bulldog ... See full summary »

Director:

Ross Hagen

Writers:

Eric Belgau (screenplay), Ross Hagen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mark Atha Mark Atha ... Louis Pendergrass
Guy Bolling Guy Bolling ... Crime Scene Photographer
Mark Bramhall ... Jefferson Sinclair
Ken Butler ... Det. Joe Patterson
Victor Campos Victor Campos ... Leroy Gleason
Charles Dierkop ... Redwood
Tom Druilhet ... Det. De La Croix
Eric Evans Eric Evans ... Det. Steele
Charlene Fernetz ... Rachel Dowd
Ria Gardner Ria Gardner ... Monique Alberts
Ross Hagen ... Elwood Dick
Nancy Kwan ... Natalie Chung
Pilar M. Lastra ... Gabrielle Mendez
Skip E. Lowe Skip E. Lowe ... Security Guard
Angus Macfadyen ... Michael Alberts
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A pretty young songbird found murdered on Hollywood Boulevard. The crusty old Private Eye who was in love with her. A smooth-talking seductress who hires him to solve the crime. A bulldog detective with a nose for the truth and a leash held by city hall. A long list of suspects with a long list of alibis. A sprinkling of dirty secrets. A zest of clever lies. These are the ingredients of an homage to the PI films of Hollywood's Golden Age. Written by Belgau, Eric

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The Woman You Never Kiss Is The Woman You Kiss Forever

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mono

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Color
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Title is the same as the 2nd book in the Topy Peters mystery series of books by Stuart Kaminsky. The book is better. See more »

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True Indie
28 July 2006 | by yardbird8080See all my reviews

There are many reasons to watch a movie, and whereas this is certainly not the high-gloss content that comes out of the major studios, it's special as an independent film, well-textured with interesting performances from strong character actors - especially Byrne Offut and Mark Bramhall - and full of unexpected turns by well-known performers. We all knew Nancy Kwan when she was a young, surprising starlet - but here she is again to surprise us as a vapid manipulator of young women. PJ Soles takes hold of a sleeper role, quiet and unimportant throughout most of the film, and then steals the show when she crescendos. Charlene Fernetz glistens. Ken Butler crackles. Ross Hagen burns slowly like a good cigar. It's definitely an indie - but an indie in which good actors get hold of some interesting content, do their thing, and do it well.


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