Lunchtime Movie Review

Sea of Love (1989)

Episode #59

Universal Pictures released Sea of Love to theaters on September 15, 1989. Harold Becker directs the film which stars Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, and John Goodman.

Sea of Love Movie Summary

In the “Sea of Love”, Frank Keller is your cliché riddled, New York City homicide detective. He’s great at his job; constantly at odds with his supervisors, divorced, and of course, a raging alcoholic. His ex-wife seems to be a badge chaser, since she remarried another homicide detective with zero personality, which only seems to feed Frank’s depression about reaching middle age and his 20th anniversary as a police officer; his true mistress.

Between sessions of bellying up to the bar, Frank is assigned to investigate the murder of a man in Manhattan who has been found shot dead while face down in his bed, naked, listening to an old 45 record of “Sea of Love”. I know what you are thinking, must be a suicide by twerking, but Keller is not your ordinary detective, and this super sleuth immediately believes that this man was a victim of foul play, and not the laugh out loud kind that involves an albino, Goldie Hawn, or a warm cucumber. Keller finds three clues that support his theory. A lipstick-smeared cigarette, a want-ad that the dead man placed in a newspaper, and fingerprints of the perpetrator.

Keller’s theory of murder is eventually supported when he eventually meets Detective Sherman Touhey, a monster of a man, played by eternal 80’s side kick John Goodman. Touhey tells Keller that he is also investigating a man who died of in a similar manner in Queens. Touhey suggests that he and Frank collaborate on their investigations, and although everything about Frank screams “lone-wolf,” Keller agrees to join forces with the future King Ralph without hesitation.

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Universal Pictures released Sea of Love to theaters on September 15, 1989. Harold Becker directs the film which stars Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, and John Goodman.

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