On the Other Hand, Death

Synopsis: A mysterious client of private eye Don Strachey pays him cash to tail a woman who turns out to be an undercover officer; an older lesbian couple are victims of threats and vandalism; an old flame of his lover Tim shows up to support the older couple; neighbors are angry at the couple for refusing to sell out to a developer; and, parents are angry at one of the couple, Dorothy, for being a good guidance counselor to gay teens. Her partner, Edith, wants to move away; Dorothy is adamant about staying. When someone dies in a fire in their barn, the stakes get higher. Don, who does not believe in coincidence, gives the police enough information to stay on their good side as he pursues the truth.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Ron Oliver
Production: Regent Releasing
  1 nomination.
86 min

Well, I need the files filed

and the phones answered,



'Cause we're simply

flooded with phone calls

for new cases.

You run the information on that guy

who hired us to follow the cop?

His name, address,

and phone number are all phony.

How is he gonna

get my report?

E-mail address?

He left

his e-mail address?

Hello. 21st century

calling Don Strachey.

All right.

This is good.

Then send him a message.

See if we can draw him out.

And what if

he doesn't respond?

He can't hide forever.

Oh, you take me

to all the nicest places.

One more complaint,

I swear I'll slap you.

Oh, that sounds

much more promising.

We're just here

to show our support.

Look, the other side's

out in full force.

I wonder if they have

an open bar at these things.


And I have been

a guidance counselor

in this school

for over 30 years,

and I know

when a student

is in crisis.

This woman is promoting

homosexuality in the school.

She gave my son the number

for some gay recruiting place

and told him to call.

I gave him the number

for the Trevor Project,

which is a suicide

prevention hotline

for gay and

questioning youths!

In Haesemeyer

that's a decision

for the parent

to make,

not some lesbian.

- Please, can we...

- I've had this conversation

with this family

twice about my concerns

about Derek.

And we told you to mind your own

damn business, didn't we?

And it is my business.

I'm his guidance counselor.

I'll tell you, a little popcorn

and some Jujubes,

I could really start

enjoying myself.

This is serious.

Andrew said they've been looking

for any excuse at all

to... to fire her after

she came out publicly

a couple of years ago.

What's the matter with you?

All right.

Which one is he?

Where's the ex?

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Gillian Horvath

Gillian Horvath (born April 12, 1966) is a television writer and producer in the United States and Canada. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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