SPOILER WARNING: I have some spoilers below. Don't read this comment if you plan on watching this movie.
Ah, Love! That which (supposedly) makes the world spin. And what would a movie with the word `love' be like if it didn't have the presence of the great Lawrence Monoson, star of `The Last American Virgin?' And nothing says romance better than Elliott Gould and his hairy body! But the `love' in this movie is actually bad, and that fits in with the rest of the film.
`Dangerous Love' takes various plot devices of other movies and jams them together in one lump. It might have been fine, but the writing is sloppy and the direction is even worse. Lawrence Monoson is convinced by his good friend to join a video dating club. He reluctantly goes, but certainly wouldn't had he know a person with keen access to the dating service's computer files, would frame him for his dates' murders. Whenever Monoson goes out with one of the women or even shows interest, the killer snubs her out and video tapes it with a cheap camera. One of the two cops, played by Brenda Bakke, doesn't believe Monoson is guilty, especially after sleeping with him instead of her usual lover and partner, Elliott Gould. Monoson doesn't listen to her advice to stay put, and tries to find the real killer (sort of like O.J. Simpson), but always ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time.
There is too much to dislike in `Dangerous Love' to prevent you from liking or loving it. The characters are stupid. I can't tell you how much I wanted Gould to nab Monoson for doing all the stupid ideas he thought up to catch the real killer. Not that Bakke was any more intelligent. The scene where she follows a suspect in a redneck bar is really bad. Not only that, but Bakke's character is so stiff and cold that you can't understand why anyone in the movie likes her. Speaking of which, most of the women killed seem nice, and could have been expanded. The only one that is mean that you hope the killer snubs out is the only one that gets away. And as for the killer, when you find out the motive, you shake your head and wonder why you wasted your time. They throw out a lot of red herrings, but I figured out who the killer was in the first five minutes of the movie. I recommend you watch an episode of `Hunter' instead. However, for any of you 80's music buffs, there is a superb song played over the end credits that I fell in love with. It is called `Arrow Through Your Heart,' by Jimmy Demers. I have tried frantically to find the song on record, but to no avail. If you can help me out, tell me! But concerning the rest of the movie, it is a waste of time. Zantara's score: 2 out of 10.