New York City detective Frank Keller (Pacino) is a burned-out case. He's put 20 years in, is eligible to retire, but keeps working (and drinking), partly because he can't get over his wife dumping him for a colleague. Keller takes on the case of a serial killer who locates the male victims through the lonely hearts columns in New York papers, has sex with them, and kills them. While on the case, he falls for sexy Helen (Barkin), but gradually realizes she may be the primary suspect. Goodman provides welcome comic relief as Keller's partner, Det. Sherman, and then-unknown Samuel L. Jackson turns up as a "Black guy" in several early scenes. This is a solid but not spectacular 1989 thriller which takes its name from the old Twilights hit, which Keller finds on the turntable in several victims' apartments.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus
Based on a screenplay directly written for the screen by Richard Price, SEA OF LOVE is a movie directed by Harold Becker in 1989.
A serial killer chooses his victims among the men who put ads in the lonely hearts column of the NYC newspapers. Detectives Pacino and Goodman decide to place themselves an ad, hoping to find the killer they believe to be a woman. Pacino falls in love with Barkin, one of the women who's answered. But Barkin could be the killer.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler