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On the Other Hand, Death: A Donald Strachey Mystery
On the Other Hand Death A Donald Strachey Mystery
Actors: Chad Allen, Margot Kidder, Gabrielle Rose, Sebastian Spence
Director: Ron Oliver
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2009     1hr 25min

The newest suspenseful installment of gay private investigator Donald Strachey, based on the long-running series of mystery books by Richard Stevenson. When the residents of a neighborhood are offered huge sums of money to...  more »


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Actors: Chad Allen, Margot Kidder, Gabrielle Rose, Sebastian Spence
Director: Ron Oliver
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Liberation Ent
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 02/24/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

On the other hand, Chad Allen's back!
Randy E. Halford | Boise, ID | 12/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was so pleased to hear that Chad Allen is returning as gay detective Donald Strachey in a third film. I've seen both "Third Man Out" & "Shock to the System" and was knocked out by Allen's terrific performances. As Strachey, he's torn down stereotypes of the limp-wristed homosexual, proving you can be gay, proud & tough at the same time.
Even more pleasing is his monogamous devotion to his partner, Tim Callahan, shattering the other myth that gay men don't know how to commit.
Kudos to Here! TV for bringing this fine series to the public. I've heard from another reviewer that two more films are being planned. Keep 'em coming!"
And the mysteries continue................
Jeff B | 03/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"...and what fun they are! Am really glad there's a third installment in the Donald Strachey series that has made it to movies. And just like the other two movies, this one is just as entertaining and well acted, produced and filmed. Chad Allen does another wonderful job as the private I Donald Strachey, along with his lover, played by Sebastian Spence. This time, we also get Margot Kidder added in, who does a really good job, as well as the rest of the cast. Plus I love that they are produced and directed really well- a lot of times 'gay' movies appear low budget and cheap, but these always look really well made and professional, just like a big budget Hollywood film.
I know that there are quite a few books in this series, and I really hope that they ALL get made into movies, starring Chad of course. The more movies I see him in, the more I recognize what a really good actor he is. Plus, hopefully these movies can find thier way out to a more mainstream audience. They're well written and shot, and hopefully they can educate people who harbor certain stereotypes of gay people that we're just like everyone else, and that gay cinema is expanding and covering all the same subject matters as mainstream cinema. Keep em coming!!!"
First rate movie
groomRN | Illinois USA | 02/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A very enjoyable movie, one I would definitely watch again. The cast is terrific, and I was thrilled with all of the performances, especially Margot Kidder.
All the movies in this series are well done, but this one is my favorite. Great directing, acting, dialogue, story, etc., it's just a winner!"
A New Donald Strachey Mystery Film
Amos Lassen | Little Rock, Arkansas | 11/30/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

""On the Other Hand Death"
A New Donald Strachey Mystery Film
Amos Lassen
It's good news when Chad Allen is back as gay private investigator, Donald Strachey and you can see the new movie "On the Other Hand Death" on Here TV!. This is the third installment of the Strachey series.
Allen plays openly gay Donald Strachey and he tears down stereotypes by being the hero in the gritty crime series. He is involved in a monogamous relationship with his husband, New York State Senate staffer, Tim Callahan (Stephen Spence). It is so good to see a couple of hot men like them on TV. The series looks at issues that are important and relevant to our community. The first film "Third Man Out" was about the nature of outing and the second, "Shock to the System" looked at gay reparative therapy. "On the Other Hand Death" deals with gay hate crimes and the problems that GLBT teenagers face.
Ron Oliver who directed "Queer as Folk" directs this film. It begins with Dorothy (Margot Kidder) and Edith (Gabrielle Rose), her partner, sleeping in each others' arms on the second floor on their farmhouse. Downstairs, as they sleep, someone breaks through their glass door. When Edith goes down to see what has happened, she finds slurs such as "Dykes Go Home" painted on the walls.
As Strachey begins to investigate what happened, he learns that the two women rejected a very high bid on their property from a real estate developer. It seems that everyone in the neighborhood wanted to see their homes and Edith would have sold but Dorothy wanted to keep it. Things become even more complicated when Andrew (who was once Tim's boyfriend); a good friend of Dorothy comes into the picture. He makes a pass at Donald and challenges Strachey's loyalty to hid partner. He also puts the marriage of the two men to the test.
Chad Allen gives a fine portrayal of the detective once again and I understand that will be two more films in the series coming this year. Stay tuned for more news about them."