Slow Burn (1986 film)

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Slow Burn
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Genre Drama
Written by Matthew Chapman
Arthur Lyons (fr) (novel)
Directed by Matthew Chapman
Starring Eric Roberts
Beverly D'Angelo
Raymond J. Barry
Johnny Depp
Theme music composer Loek Dikker
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Joel Schumacher
Stefanie Staffin Kowal
Producer(s) Mark Levinson
Cinematography Tim Suhrstedt
Editor(s) Battle Davis
Running time 92 minutes
Production company(s) Castles Burning Productions Inc.
MCA Pay Television
Universal Pay Television
Original release
  • June 29, 1986 (1986-06-29)

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 (fr) 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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