Sea of Love [Blu-ray] [1989]

  • SKU: 20083689
  • Release Date: 06/05/2012
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

Special Features


  • Deleted scenes
  • The creation of Sea of Love
  • Feature commentary with Director Harold Becker
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis


Sea of Love
Sea of Love is a sexy, atmospheric thriller, very much in the style of Alfred Hitchcock, with involving characters, steamy love scenes, and surprising plot twists. Frank Keller (Al Pacino), is a lonely, tired, disillusioned, police detective, who has a problem with alcohol. Frank is investigating a serial killer, whom he believes finds victims by using personal ads in magazines, killing them while playing the old record "Sea of Love." In a scene both amusing and touching, Frank and his partner, Sherman (John Goodman) --aided by Frank's father (William Hickey in a lovely cameo) place a personal ad, hoping to lure the killer. Helen Cruger (Ellen Barkin), a tough, sexy single mother answers the ad and begins an affair with Frank, despite the fact that she is one of the prime suspects in the case. The suspense builds as Frank, though deeply drawn to Helen, becomes more and more suspicious of her. In a splendidly crafted script from Richard Price, the plot is compelling, with plenty of action, terrific authentic dialogue and superb characterization. Ellen Barkin gives a marvelous performance as an independent, sensual and intriguing femme fatale; John Goodman is excellent as Sherman, giving a likable, shrewd, and subtly comic performance; and Pacino, in perhaps his best performance since Dog Day Afternoon, plays Frank as a man on the edge, reckless and self-destructive, lost and alone. Frank falls in love with Helen, in spite of himself, because of his loneliness and need. Pacino's skill in showing the vulnerability and neediness of Frank explains the somewhat implausible actions of his character in continuing their affair despite the mounting evidence against Helen. Harold Becker directs with great flair, bringing the story believability, without lapsing into false sentimentality. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Al Pacino
    Al Pacino - Frank Keller
  • Ellen Barkin
    Ellen Barkin - Helen Cruger
  • John Goodman
    John Goodman - Sherman
  • Michael Rooker
    Michael Rooker - Terry
  • William Hickey
    William Hickey - Frank Keller, Sr.



Overall customer rating

4.6
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic thriller with Pacino. What's not to like?!

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    soilworker33
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    A late 80's thriller..which are sorely missed by the way these days...in which homicide cop Al Pacino falls for a possible murder suspect. CLASSIC 'who did it' with suspense and John Goodman as a likable fellow detective. Blu-ray looks and sound awesome!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Thriller at it's best

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    Toyklectrr
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    As a mystery, Sea of Love isn't especially surprising, though it's well done and well structured. What sets this film at least marginally above the rest of its kin is the fine pairing of Pacino and Barkin, both of whom do great work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pacino at his best

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    JP007
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    Sea Of Love is definitely a hidden gem by Al Pacino. Love his performance in this one. One of my favorites by Al Pacino. Definitely recommend. Thanks Best Buy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun new packaging

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    MartyMcFly
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    Fun movie for my wife with a cool slipcover; bought for the deal to get her and friends a discount on Fifty Shades Darker theatrical ticket.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Pacino Flick

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    Andyman1978
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    Al Pacino puts on a great acting display in this feature. He still remains king of actors playing the role of police officers. Great film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    first time i see this movie in blue ray nice.

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    ruby
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    al pacino,the best actor of my generation I loved this movie.the manhattan locations shooting,marvelous.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smart Thriller!

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    Carlos
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    One of Al Pacino's greatest thriller smart and fast paced

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good

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    moralles102
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    Definitely check this movie out if you're a Al Pacino fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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