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On the Other Hand, Death (2008)

R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1 May 2008 (USA)
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
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chad Allen ... Donald Strachey
Sebastian Spence ... Tim Callahan
Margot Kidder ... Dorothy
Gabrielle Rose ... Edith
Nelson Wong ... Kenny Kwon
Daryl Shuttleworth ... Detective Bailey
Damon Runyan ... Andrew McWhirter
Lori Triolo ... Gina Santer
William MacDonald ... Jonas Baskin
Barclay Hope ... Carl Deems
Kerry James ... Joey Deems
Ralph Alderman Ralph Alderman ... Sheriff Reg Howard
Keegan MacIntosh Keegan MacIntosh ... Derek Baskin
David Orth David Orth ... Peter Garritty
Cali Boyle Cali Boyle ... Sturgis Receptionist
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Storyline

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 flame of his lover Tim shows up to support the older couple; neighbors are angry at the couple for refusing to sell out to a developer; and, parents are angry at one of the couple, Dorothy, for being a good guidance counselor to gay teens. Her partner, Edith, wants to move away; Dorothy is adamant about staying. When someone dies in a fire in their barn, the stakes get higher. Don, who does not believe in coincidence, gives the police enough information to stay on their good side as he pursues the truth. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

America's favorite gay private eye is back.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief language and a scene of nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

On the Other Hand Death: A Donald Strachey Mystery See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,537, 20 July 2008

Gross USA:

$2,892

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,892
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Dorothy Fisher: We don't pick our fights. They pick us.
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Connections

Follows Third Man Out (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

That's What I Love About You
Written and Sung by Janyse Jaud
Courtesy Magical Voice Productions (SOCAN)
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I look forward to watching more Donald Strachey films!
28 April 2009 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about Donald Strachey investigating the harassment of a lesbian couple, and he uncovers a lot of dark secrets along the investigation.

"On the Other Hand, Death" maintains the mystery and thrill throughout the film. It has a complicated plot, with a lot of unexpected twists. Though it is refreshing to see such a nicely written mystery, the various parts of the mystery needs a lot of explaining and building up. This makes the first half of the film confusing and seems leading to nowhere. When everything finally falls into place, I am marvelled by the storyline.

The plot's inclusion of confused teens and people with a dark past make the characters more real. In addition, the relationship between Donald and Timothy is loving, not based on sex as other gay films would jump into at once. This is affirmative and encouraging to people who long for lifelong relationships. I enjoyed watching "On the Other Hand, Death", and I look forward to watching more Donald Strachey films.


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