Slow Burn (1986 film)

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Slow Burn
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Directed by Matthew Chapman
Produced by Mark Levinson
Written by Matthew Chapman
Arthur Lyons (novel)
Starring Eric Roberts
Beverly D'Angelo
Raymond J. Barry
Johnny Depp
Music by Loek Dikker
Cinematography Tim Suhrstedt
Editing by Battle Davis
Country United States
Language English
Running time 92 minutes

Slow Burn is a 1986 American television drama film noir presented by Joel Schumacher and directed by Matthew Chapman. Chapman also adapted screenplay from the novel of Arthur Lyons named Castles Burning. Film stars include Eric Roberts, Beverly D'Angelo, Dennis Lipscomb, Raymond J. Barry, Johnny Depp, Anne Schedeen, Henry Gibson and Dan Hedaya.


Jacob Asch (Roberts) is hired by Gerald McMurty (Barry) to find his ex-wife Laine and their son in Palm Springs. Jacob finds Laine and a teenager named Donnie who may or may not be Gerald's son. He also finds an intricate web of deceit and betrayal that begin to lead to death. He takes it upon himself to unravel the mystery and find out who is killing people and why. Johnny Depp appeared as Donnie Fleischer, the missing insightful rich son of McMurty who only wants to be loved. The film was set and shot in Palm Springs, California.[1]


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