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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.

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Eddie Santon
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Ann Rutka
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Alice Savage (as April Amber Telek)
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Senator Dianne Glassman
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Dark Glasses (as James Michalopoulos)
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Allison (as Kirsten Williamson)
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Congressman Bruno Slinger
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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

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A gay detective who always gets his man.


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Donald Strachey: Und du bist raus!  »

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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

Helen: [On the phone] Auto motor vehicles.
Donald Strachey: [On the phone] Hi Helen, it's Donald Strachey.
Helen: [On the phone] Hello, handsome. Still gay?
Donald Strachey: [On the phone]
[Chuckles]
Donald Strachey: Are you still beautiful?
Helen: [On the phone]
[Chuckles]
Helen: Just give me the plate number and I'll run a check.
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References What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) See more »

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Martinis by Moonlight
Music & lyrics by Ronnie Way & William Buckingham III
Performed by Ronnie Way
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An Interesting Start
24 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Based on the novel by Richard Stevenson, "Third Man Out" presents a flawed but interesting mystery. Where gays have often been presented as flat characters in mysteries, and only as either victims or villains, "Third Man Out" attempts to show a broader picture of being gay while also revealing the seedy underside of the "normal" heterosexual community. There are some weak points in the plot as the film attempts to hide from the viewer who is responsible for the threats, and a few minor characters don't seem invested in the movie. However, I think Chad Allen and Jack Wetherall portray their characters well, and make the movie a worthwhile viewing experience.


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