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Slow Burn (1986)

Jacob Asch is hired by Gerald McMurty to find his ex-wife Laine and their son in Palm Springs. Jacob finds Laine and a teenager named Donnie who may or may not be Gerald's son. He also ... See full summary »

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Ron McDonald
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Gerald McMurty
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Mona
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Robert
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Simon Fleischer
Frank Schuller ...
Norton
Victoria Catlin ...
Erica
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George
Ruth Richards ...
Mrs. Poulson
Linda Rae Barrs
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Jacob Asch is hired by Gerald McMurty to find his ex-wife Laine and their son in Palm Springs. Jacob finds Laine and a teenager named Donnie who may or may not be Gerald's son. He also finds an intricate web of deceit and betrayal that begin to lead to death. He takes it upon himself to unravel the mystery and find out who is killing people and why. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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29 June 1986 (USA)  »

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Dolofonies sto Palm Springs  »

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Jacob Asch: [Gets out of car] Hey Donnie!
[grabs his arm]
Jacob Asch: You remember me?
Donnie Fleischer: Mmmhmm yeah
[slaps his hand off his arm]
Donnie Fleischer: Get your fucking hands off me.
Jacob Asch: Ok ok. I uh... I heard about last night. Im sorry, I was just doing my job.
Donnie Fleischer: Maybe you should find another job.
Jacob Asch: [laughs] You got a point my man.
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Underratted Neo Noir
14 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

I think that this movie is a must see, if you are into film noir then put this on your list.

It's not so much the acting or the scenes that are good but the writing that makes this movie. I recently became aware of this writer Arthur Lyons by chance and found a old copy of this made for TV film and Wow! This writer was so underrated and forgotten that I will for sure read all of his only 12 books with the character Jacob Asch.

It's really sad that Mr. Lyons is no longer with us to write any more of these great stories but we got 11 more movies to make from these 12 great hard boiled books. So come on producers and directors quit putting out pop crap and take a look at this writer. Thank you Mr. Lyons. Your fan Steve H


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