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Ice Blues (2008)

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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 »

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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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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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America's favorite gay private investigator is back See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 »

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Follows Shock to the System (2006) See more »

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Now Now Now
Written by Grant Black, Dane DeViller & Sean Hosein (as Sean Hossein)
Sung by Beverley Staunton
Courtesy Big Caboose Music, Little Engine Entertainment and Universal Music (ASCAP)
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Noir Ambitions
14 November 2010 | by NJMoonSee all my reviews

The Donald Strachey films get better and better. In ICE BLUES - the fourth in the series - the performers have really relaxed into their roles and the film noir storytelling is top-drawer. The tribute to the genre mixed with the modern twist (a detective who just happens to be gay and happily partnered) seems effortless here - whereas in other hands I couldn't imagine the premise working. The lighting makes the most daring and successful contribution with lots of shadows and film noir angles giving the film its classy but raw 1940's feel. Chad Allen is steadfast as usual as Strachey. If never surprising in his portrayal, he anchors the film smartly. As usual, there's some stellar support - this time in the person of Sherry Miller (who played the supportive Mom on TV's "Queer as Folk"). Her quiet intensity is always worth watching. Like most detective yarns, the film starts to twist a few times too many in the third reel, but keep with it and it resolves in a satisfying - and maybe even surprising - way.


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