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Encyclopedia > Sea of Love (film)
Sea of Love

original film poster
Directed by Harold Becker
Produced by Martin Bregman
Written by Richard Price
Starring Al Pacino
Ellen Barkin
John Goodman
Michael Rooker
William Hickey
Richard Jenkins
Paul Calderon
Music by Trevor Jones
Distributed by MCA/Universal
Release date(s) September 15, 1989
Running time 113 min.
Language English
Budget unknown
IMDb profile

Sea of Love is a 1989 drama about New York City detective Frank Keller trying to catch a serial killer who finds victims through the lonely hearts column in newspapers. It stars Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, and John Goodman. Richard Price (born 1949) is an American novelist and screenwriter. ... Alfredo James Al Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor, regarded by many to be one of the seminal actors of his generation. ... Ellen Rona Barkin (born April 16, 1954 in New York City) is a Jewish-American actress. ... John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952 in Affton, Missouri) is a male Golden Globe award winner and an Emmy award nominated American actor. ... Michael Rooker (born April 6, 1955 in Jasper, Alabama) is an American actor. ... William Hickey (September 19, 1928 – June 29, 1997) was an American actor. ... Richard Jenkins (born 2 December 1953 in DeKalb, Illinois, USA) is an American actor. ... Paul Calderon, an American actor, was born in Puerto Rico. ... Trevor Alfred Charles Jones (born March 23, 1949 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a South African orchestral film score composer. ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: Big Apple; City that never Sleeps; Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... Alfredo James Al Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor, regarded by many to be one of the seminal actors of his generation. ... Ellen Rona Barkin (born April 16, 1954 in New York City) is a Jewish-American actress. ... John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952 in Affton, Missouri) is a male Golden Globe award winner and an Emmy award nominated American actor. ...


The movie was written by Richard Price. It was directed by Harold Becker. It is credited as the film that pulled Pacino out of his slump of film failures that occupied much of the 1980s. Richard Price (born 1949) is an American novelist and screenwriter. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


Plot summary

New York Police detective Frank Keller (Al Pacino) investigates the murder of a man in Manhattan, shot dead while face down naked in his bed while listening to a 45rpm recording of "Sea of Love". Keller has three clues - a lipstick-smeared cigarette, a wanted ad the dead man placed in a newspaper and a perfect set of fingerprints. Immediate suspicion falls on a vengeful woman who answered his lonely hearts ad. NYPD emblem NYPD redirects here. ... Alfredo James Al Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor, regarded by many to be one of the seminal actors of his generation. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... 45 is the natural number following 44 and followed by 46. ...


A second man dies in the same manner in Queens. Detective Sherman (John Goodman) suggests they collaborate. Both victims had put rhyming ads in the paper. They track down Raymond Brown (Michael O'Neill) the only other man with a rhyming ad. He's a married man and admits placing the ad but swears on his children's lives that he threw away all the letters and never saw anyone. Queens Borough in New York City, in yellow Queens is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952 in Affton, Missouri) is a male Golden Globe award winner and an Emmy award nominated American actor. ... Michael ONeill is an American actor. ...


Keller has an idea - place their own rhyming ad in the paper, take any women who respond to a restaurant and take the prints from their glasses. Keller's boss (John Spencer) thinks it is a bad idea. Then Raymond Brown shows up dead. John Spencer, born John Speshock (December 20, 1946 – December 16, 2005), was an American actor, best known for his role as Leo McGarry, the White House Chief of Staff on the television drama The West Wing. ...


Keller has dinner with several women while Sherman — posing as a waiter — puts their empty glasses into evidence bags. But one of the women, Helen Cruger (Ellen Barkin) snubs Keller and leaves before she takes a drink. Keller bumps into her again at a market and she is more friendly. He goes back to her place, ostensibly to get her prints. He panics when he finds a gun in her purse, but it turns up to be just a starting pistol. Ellen Rona Barkin (born April 16, 1954 in New York City) is a Jewish-American actress. ... A starting pistol is a handgun (typically a revolver) that is fired to start track and field events. ...


Keller and Helen begin a serious relationship. Keller gets her prints on a glass but decides to wipe the glass clean. Their relationship proves rocky when Helen discovers that Keller is a cop. Eventually she leaves him.


Helen's ex-husband Terry (Michael Rooker) breaks into Keller's apartment and threatens him with a gun. He makes Keller lie on his bed and show him how he made love to Helen, just as he had done with his ex-wife's other three boyfriends. Keller overpowers Terry and tries to call the police but the killer is wild and lunges at him. In the struggle, Terry is accidentally thrown through the window and plunges to his death. Michael Rooker (born April 6, 1955 in Jasper, Alabama) is an American actor. ...


Keller and Helen are reunited. She forgives him and they resume their relationship.


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