Third Man Out (2005)

Director
Ron Oliver

Main cast
Chad Allen; Sebastian Spence; Jack Wetherall; Nelson Wong

Genres
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Description
Chad Allen stars as gay detective Donald Strachey in this gritty series of crime stories based on the popular novels by author Richard Stevenson. "The Donald Strachey Mysteries" follow Strachey through upstate New York as he works on solving crimes while facing walls of opposition from members of the local police force. In "Third Man Out," Strachey is commissioned to protect gay activist John Rutka, known for "outing" prominent citizens. Strachey abandons bodyguard duty when he feels that Rutka is staging the threats against him. When Rutka turns up dead, Strachey is faced with an extensive list of enemies all with enough motive to kill.


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