6.7/10
957
22 user 4 critic

Third Man Out (2005)

TV-MA | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | TV Movie 2005
A gay detective is hired to find who has been been threatening a notorious member of the gay community noted for outing people.

Director:

Ron Oliver

Writers:

Mark Saltzman, Richard Stevenson (book)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A gay detective tries to solve the murder of a college student.

Director: Ron Oliver
Stars: Chad Allen, Sebastian Spence, Michael Woods
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A mysterious client of private eye Don Strachey pays him cash to tail a woman who turns out to be an undercover officer; an older lesbian couple are victims of threats and vandalism; an old... See full summary »

Director: Ron Oliver
Stars: Chad Allen, Sebastian Spence, Margot Kidder
Ice Blues (2008)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

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
Stars: Chad Allen, Sebastian Spence, Daryl Shuttleworth
Mulligans (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two college friends take a journey home. One of them makes a mistake that may tear a family apart. Sometimes there are no second chances, sometimes there are no mulligans.

Director: Chip Hale
Stars: Dan Payne, Thea Gill, Charlie David
Save Me (2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A sex and drug addicted young man who is forced into a Christian-run ministry in an attempt to cure him of his "gay affliction", where instead he is faced with the truth in his heart and spirit.

Director: Robert Cary
Stars: Jeremy Glazer, Chad Allen, David Petruzzi
Strapped (2010)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A handsome young prostitute learns about life and love during a sex-filled odyssey in an apartment building filled with strange inhabitants.

Director: Joseph Graham
Stars: Benjamin Bonenfant, Nick Frangione, Artem Mishin
Jeffrey (1995)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jeffrey, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decides to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Ashley
Stars: Steven Weber, Michael T. Weiss, Peter Jacobson
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A socially shunned columnist finds his romantic match online, but messaging under the wrong account causes his sleazy roommate's picture to be forwarded, creating an identity mix-up.

Director: J.C. Calciano
Stars: Nicholas Downs, David Loren, Adam Huss
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream' to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself.

Director: Tom Gustafson
Stars: Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Judy McLane
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Mantello
Stars: Jason Alexander, Stephen Spinella, Stephen Bogardus
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An insight into the turbulent lives and loves of a gay clique based in Los Angeles.

Director: Greg Berlanti
Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Dean Cain, Zach Braff
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Love, loss and hope are tumultuously explored amidst a tranquil backdrop and asks us all the question: What is your dream?

Director: Richard LeMay
Stars: Ben Weaver, Karmine Alers, S. Lue McWilliams
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chad Allen ... Donald Strachey
Sebastian Spence ... Timmy Callahan
Jack Wetherall Jack Wetherall ... John Rutka
Woody Jeffreys ... Eddie Santon
Sean Young ... Ann Rutka
April Telek ... Alice Savage (as April Amber Telek)
John Moore John Moore ... Bishop McFee
Alf Humphreys ... Father Morgan (as Alf Humphries)
P. Lynn Johnson ... Senator Dianne Glassman
Guy Fauchon Guy Fauchon ... Newspaper Photographer
James Michalopolous ... Dark Glasses (as James Michalopoulos)
Moneca Delain ... Nurse
Kirsten Alter ... Allison (as Kirsten Williamson)
David Palffy ... Congressman Bruno Slinger
Colin Lawrence ... Cole
Edit

Storyline

Donald Strachey's claim to fame is being the only openly gay private investigator in the Albany area. He is married to Tim Callahan, the aide to Democratic senator, Dianne Glassman. Because of the expensive house renovations Donald and Tim are going through, Donald reluctantly takes the case of John Rutka, a gay advocate, who is hated by homophobes for being so vocally gay, and by many gays, such as Donald and Tim, because he, through his website, outs gays who want to stay in the closet. The higher the profile of his targets, the better he feels he is advancing the gay cause. John was shot in his own home by an unknown assailant, while his boyfriend Eddie Santon was home with him. John wants Donald to find out and nab who shot him, before the perpetrator finishes the job. They believe that the shooter is probably working for one of the many he is investigating as possibly being gay, the three who he was contemplating possibly featuring in the next edition of his blog being the ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A gay detective who always gets his man.


Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Here TV

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2005 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Donald Strachey: Und du bist raus! See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

In the love scene between Strachey and Timmy, Strachey's tattoo is on his right arm. When he wakes up the next morning and climbs out of bed, his tattoo is on his left arm. Other scenes in the movie show inconsistent arm placement as well. See more »

Quotes

John Rutka: Have you ever been shot, Don?
Donald Strachey: As a matter of fact, I have. I didn't care for it much.
John Rutka: Neither did I. But that doesn't matter to you, does it? You probably think I should be shot, and killed.
Donald Strachey: No, actually, John, I don't. But that probably puts me in exclusive company.
See more »

Connections

References Will & Grace (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Martinis by Moonlight
Music & lyrics by Ronnie Way & William Buckingham III
Performed by Ronnie Way
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Third Man Meets Beautiful Thing
1 September 2005 | by afhickSee all my reviews

This is one of the most satisfying "gay" films I've seen since "Beautiful Thing," and one of the best mystery-married pairings since John and Sherlock, or should I say Nick and Nora. It's the story of Donald Strachey, tough guy P.I. with a shady past and a sweet tooth for guy pal Sebastian Spence. It's a good story, not a great one, with a sultry jazz score and topical references to such controversial subjects as celebrity outing and pedophiliac priests. What makes it work is the unconventional casting of Chad Allen (who is gay himself, but doesn't look it--although one character dubs him "Nancy-boy Drew") as Strachey, who just happens to be very happily married to Timothy (played by Sebastian Spence, who is apparently straight, and maybe that's why his character overdoes the nelly a bit). Allen, as Strachey, is developing very nicely as an actor, and he's more interesting looking now than he ever was as a child. In "Third Man Out," he gets solid support from QAF's Jack Wetherall and Sean Young. Apparently, this is the first in a series, based on the novels by Richard Stevenson and set, contrarily, in Albany, rather than in New York City or San Francisco. Hopefully, it will prove popular enough with its intended audience that other books in the series will also be filmed. Apart from the rather pedestrian direction (by Ron Oliver) and a couple of too obvious twists in the plot, "Third Man" is entertaining throughout.


28 of 33 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 22 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed