Saturday, June 13, 2015

Shock to the System

2006 American/Canadian Feature
Alternate Title: Shock to the System: A Donald Strachey Mystery

Cast: Chad Allen, Sebastian Spence, Michael Woods, Daryl Shuttleworth, Morgan Fairchild, Anne Marie DeLuise, Rikki Gagné, Stephen Huszar and Nelson Wong
Director/Writer: Ron Oliver, based on the novel by Richard Stevenson

Gay detective Donald Strachey is drawn into a murder investigation when a college student, the "poster child" for a "repairative therapy" group, turns up dead.


  • Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 50% / Audience: 53%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 54%
  • OMG rating: /10
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  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available


  • Although Shock to the System, first published in 1995, is the fifth book in the Donald Strachey series of mystery novels by Richard Stevenson (the pen name of writer Richard Lipez), it was the second to be adapted for film.
  • Premiered at the 2006 Outfest film festival prior to its debut on the American premium cable network here! TV.

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