Sea of Love (1989)

In search of a killer, he found someone who's either the love of his life... or the end of it.

Original Title : Sea of Love
Director : Harold Becker
Writer : Richard Price
Genre : Crime
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Martin Bregman , Michael Scott Bregman , Louis A. Stroller
Music : Trevor Jones
Photography : Adam Holender
Ronnie Taylor
IMDB ID : 0098273
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Sea of Love (1989) - Harold Becker


¬Al Pacino Det. Frank Keller
¬Ellen Barkin Helen
¬John Goodman Det. Sherman
¬Michael Rooker Terry
¬William Hickey Frank Keller Sr.
¬Richard Jenkins Gruber
¬Paul Calderon Serafino
¬Gene Canfield Struk
¬Larry Joshua Dargan
¬John Spencer Lieutenant
¬Christine Estabrook Gina Gallagher (Lonelyheart
¬Barbara Baxley Miss Allen
¬Patricia Barry Older woman
¬Mark Phelan Murdered man
¬Michael O'Neill Raymond Brown
¬Michael Fischetti Doorman
¬Luis Ramos Omar Maldonado
¬Rafael B√°ez Efram Maldonado
¬Damien Leake Ernest Lee
¬Zachary Michael Simmons Ernest's son
¬John Thaddeus Tommy
¬Joshua Nelson Willie
¬Christofer de Oni Supermarket manager
¬Dwayne McClary Supermarket cashier
¬Jacqueline Brookes Helen's mother
¬Thom Curley Toastmaster
¬Fred Sanders Cable supervisor
¬Larry Mullane Clipboard guy
¬Anthony Calanese Clipboard guy
¬Thomas Wagner Pete (bartender
¬Manny Alfaro Doorman rest of cast listed alphabetically Nancy Beatty .... Raymond Brown's wife
¬Wayne Best Hallway cop
¬John Bourgeois Young cop
¬Miranda de Pencier Bride
¬Tony De Santis Clipboard guy
¬Ferne Downey Sasha
¬Franz Fridal Criminal type
¬Arun Greenaway Raymond Brown's kid
¬Nicolina Greenaway Raymond Brown's kid
¬Bill Haslett Surveillance team member
¬Philip Ho Karate cop
¬Paul Hubbard Yuppe detective
¬Samuel L. Jackson Criminal
¬James Kidnie Surveillance team member
¬Jackie Laidlaw Yuppie detective
¬Gerald Lenton Murdered man
¬Delaney Moore-Wickham Sarah (Helen's daughter
¬James O'Regan Hallway cop
¬Bridget O'Sullivan Sherman's wife
¬Brian Paul James Mackey
¬Igor Stern Violinist
¬Deborah Taylor Tense woman
¬Ty Templeton Groom
¬Hugh Thompson Young cop
¬Lorraine Bracco Frank's ex-wife (footage added for TV
¬Julianne Gillies Hostess (uncredited
¬Barry Godin Police Officer (uncredited
¬Roger Montgomery Detective 1989 (uncredited


Frank Keller is a New York detective investigating a case of a serial killer who finds the victims through the lonely hearts column in newspapers. Keller falls in love with Helen, the main suspect in the case. Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to investigate a series of murders linked by the lonely hearts columns he finds he is getting seriously and possibly dangerously involved with Helen, one of the main suspects.


Great screenplay, acting and settings combine to make a dynamite film. The constant tension between the police investigation and Pacino's love interest keep the suspense going strong, and the chemistry between Barkin and Pacino is fabulous. John Goodman is excellent as always, the sex/death themes add to the tension, and the ending will throw most for a loop... this film delivers. Try it, you'll like it.
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Sea of Love (1989) - Harold Becker