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Tim Callahan, aide to New York Senator Lauren Platt, is disappointed that all of the $3 million funding has been pulled from his latest pet project, a safe zone for children and youth. His ... See full summary »

Director:

Ron Oliver

Writers:

Richard Stevenson (based on the book by), Ron McGee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chad Allen ... Donald Strachey
Sebastian Spence ... Tim Callahan
Daryl Shuttleworth ... Detective Bailey
Nelson Wong ... Kenny Kwon
Brittney Wilson ... Lilah
Sebastien Roberts ... Frank Zaillian
Sherry Miller ... Joan Lenigan
Myron Natwick ... Brian Lenigan
Adrian Holmes ... Somerville
Jason Poulsen Jason Poulsen ... Jake Lenigan
P. Lynn Johnson ... Senator Lauren Platt
Taras Kostyuk ... Darwin
Christian Tessier Christian Tessier ... Skopes
Gordon Tipple ... Arnie Targeson
Alfonso Quijada Alfonso Quijada ... Director
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Storyline

Tim Callahan, aide to New York Senator Lauren Platt, is disappointed that all of the $3 million funding has been pulled from his latest pet project, a safe zone for children and youth. His personal partner, private investigator Donald Strachey, believes Tim's passion for the project stems from the fact of his own sister's troubled youth, she who has been missing since age seventeen. Tim believes his prayers have been answered when a man, identifying himself as a lawyer, tells him that he represents someone who wants to make a $3 million anonymous donation to the project. Those prayers turn into a nightmare when that lawyer is later found murdered, the dead body in Donald's car. The murdered man is Jake Lenigan, a third generation lawyer in a powerful family law firm. Jake's father was murdered twelve years earlier, the perceived suspect in that case being his wife Joan, who has since disappeared. Tim and Donald's situation becomes even more nightmarish when Tim anonymously receives ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

Votre détective gay préféré est de retour. (French) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ice Blues: A Donald Strachey Mystery See more »

Filming Locations:

Albany, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$668, 12 October 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$668, 12 October 2008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Although set in Albany, New York, USA, filmed primarily in Langley and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with only a few exterior set up shots filmed in Albany. See more »

Connections

Follows On the Other Hand, Death (2008) See more »

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Callipygea
Written and Performed by Vincent Mai (as Vince Mai)
Courtesy Mai Music (SOCAN)
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I am impressed, entertained and touched
29 April 2009 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about Donald Strachey's investigations into the mysterious death of a benefactor who donates $3 million to a charity for children in need.

After watching all four Donald Strachey films, I can easily say this one is my favourite. The plot is varied and well written. It deals with tough topics such as murder of a spouse and child pornography, making the story very engaging. Despite the tough plot, the story still radiates warmth and love. Donald Strachey's love for Tim is as heartwarming as always; while how Donald keeps his promise to Leila shows that mankind is capable of good deeds. I am impressed, entertained and touched by "Ice Blues". I recommend it to everyone.


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