Living to Die (1990)





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Wings Hauser directed and stars in this mystery about a Las Vegas detective who learns that a woman believed dead is actually alive and well and involved in a blackmail plot.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Wings Hauser
as Nick Carpenter
Darcy DeMoss
as Maggie
R.J. Walker
as Lieutenant Howard
Minnie Madden
as Jasmine
Wendy MacDonald
as Rookie Policewoman
Rebecca Barrington
as Married Woman
Jonathan Ross
as Assassin
Janice Carter
as Blues Singer
Carol Hooper
as Dancer
Cheryl Nishi
as Dancer
Denise Lash
as Dancer
Jim Williams
as Body Guard
Charla Driver
as Poker Player
Wendy McDonald
as Rookie Policewoman
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Hot off the heels of his hilarious directorial debut with the action thriller Coldfire, Wings Hauser tempts fate again with his newly found directing "talents" with the follow-up Living to Die. In this hokey film, Hauser plays a former cop now playing private detective who comes in to help ultra-sleazy associate Asher Brauner, whose night with hooker Darcy DeMoss leads to her accidental drug overdose and death. The death brings out the snakes, specifically other sleazebags looking to blackmail Brauner for the murder. Hauser begins his investigation which leads to multiple murders of people he tries to question, but the biggest curveball comes in the form of DeMoss whose very much alive. Soon, Hauser and DeMoss start a relationship, and Hauser digs himself deeper when he attempts to turn on his sleazebag employer. This film is unintentionally hilarious and horribly out-dated. It's also nowhere near as entertaining as Hauser's previous film, Coldfire. We are graced with more screen-time from Hauser who cannot help but be charming (even if he himself does it in a bit of a sleazy manner). We also get to see the usual DeMoss nudity (who STILL looks freaking hot after all these years). To top things off, Living to Die has THE greatest ending ever, which happens to be one of the biggest and darkest downers I've ever watched, not to mentioned laughed at. It was almost surreal, given the flow of the rest of the movie. Overall, Living to Die is great for a laugh, but that's about it.

Jason Duron
Jason Duron

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