On the Other Hand, Death: A Donald Strachey Mystery
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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!
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!!!
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!
And before long, murder appears carrying an accelerant for arson. As Strachey digs into these seemingly unrelated cases, he gradually realizes there are links. Some of the links depend on big money deals. Some depend on long-buried secrets that have been buried far too long. Some lead to beatings and death.
Chad Allen plays Strachey in this third, and in my opinion the best, of the Don Strachey television movies. They're based on the Richard Stevenson mysteries. For those who like to read as well as watch, Stevenson has written nine of them. Death Vows, his latest, came out in 2008. He's a fine writer who comes up with complicated stories that involve deadly motives. Allen is a little shorter than how I envisage the written Strachey, and a little more ironic. He's a good actor, however, and makes believable Strachey's intelligence, decency and, when needed, willingness to do some violence. Sebastian Spence plays Timmy Callahan, Strachey's, for want of a better term, co-husband. They've been together for a while and are committed to a monogamous relationship, although sometimes tempted. Timmy works for a top legislator in Albany. He's smart, doesn't like it when Strachey gets involved with danger, and mixes a soothing martini for them both after a tough day's work.Read more ›
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I really like the series of films staring Chad Allen. Fun to watch and well acted. I own all of the four films that were made. You should own these movies.Published 7 months ago by Rene Krammer
Absolutely great performance by the entire cast. It is great to see a gay character play a real guy and have a realistic relationship. The storyline is excellent. Read morePublished 12 months ago by bhh1020
Chad Allen, need I say more? He has this character down to a science. He excels with this part, the stories and a lot of fun as are the supporting characters, well, I may get grief... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Russell S
On The Other Hand, Death (2008). Not rated. Running Time: One Hour, 25 mins.
The third tv-movie in the Donald Strachey Mysteries series.
Directed by Ron Oliver. Read more
this was a great movie if they would have never said gay so much in the movie it would have been even better you no he's gay why do you have to keep telling yourself lolPublished on January 7, 2014 by teddy
Correction - "On the Other Hand, Death" is actually the FOURTH and last movie made in the series. The confusion is caused because the third, "Ice Blues" had a delayed DVD release. Read morePublished on October 13, 2013 by Dana Skolfield
I enjoyed this gay detective story and would recommend this DVD to anyone who likes a good mystery. It's refreshing to see gay people treated as a normal couple.Published on September 30, 2013 by Mark Gentner
Another fantastic one from the series and it truly leaves you wanting more and more. Chad Allen is really at his best in this role and lets hope they make the last two books.Published on September 24, 2013 by Vicki