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Ice Blues (2008)





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This fourth installment in the popular and critically-acclaimed series finds America's favorite gay private investigator, Donald Strachey (Chad Allen), taking on the most complicated case of his career. Sebastian Spence, Brittney Wilson, Spencer Maybee.

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Chad Allen
as Donald Strachey
Sebastian Spence
as Donald Strachey
Brittney Wilson
as Lilah / Amy
Sebastien Roberts
as Frank Zaillian
Sherry Miller
as Joan Lenigan
Myron Natwick
as Brian Lenigan
Adrian Holmes
as Somerville
Jason Poulsen
as Jake Lenigan
P. Lynn Johnson
as Senator Lauren Platt
Gordon Tipple
as Arnie Targeson
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Audience Reviews for Ice Blues


Richard Stevenson's novels about Private Investigator, Donald Strachey, have been described as eye opening and ground breaking. They have launched a film series and there are even talks of a television series, but what makes these different than any other detective stories, Donald Strachey is gay. The whole point of the series is to show that despite his sexuality, Strachey is just the same as every other cop turned private investigator, he has the same problems, works the same cases, faces the same dangers, there is absolutely no difference. The first film in the series, Third Man Out, didn't capture that. The film series aired on the LGBTQ movie channel, Here!, and was so far over the top and full of gay everything, that I thought the series would die right there. Fortunately, they gave the series another shot, corrected the mistakes, and the second time around, filmmakers got it right. Ice Blues is much closer to Stevenson's novels and characters than the original film was. It starts when Strachey's long time partner, Tim Callahan (Sebastian Spence) receives a large campaign contribute from an anonymous man, who is murdered right in front of him. The police come to investigate, but find no proof, not even a body, so he hires his partner, Donald Strachey (Chad Allen), who doesn't know what to think. That all changes the next morning, when the body turns up, in the couples drive way, with a note attached to it. Chad Allen was so much better in this film than in the first. In the first movie he was a gay private investigator, in this film, he's a private investigator who happens to be gay. It's a part of the story but not the main focus of everything. Ice Blues is centered on the case itself, which is what a film should be focused on. The mystery was solid, the twist in the end was terrific, I would have liked to seen some more action and better casting, but overall a very solid film, especially for one that was made for TV.

Todd Smith
Todd Smith

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