An Occasional Hell
The movie An Occasional Hell was based on the book An Occasional Hell.
Movie details for An Occasional Hell
The movie was released in 1996 and directed by Salomé Breziner, who also directed Fast Sofa (2001). An Occasional Hell was produced by Lions Gate. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.
Actors on this movie include Tom Berenger, Valeria Golino, Kari Wuhrer, Robert Davi, Richard Edson, Stephen Lang, Danny Comden, Ellen Greene, Geoffrey Lewis, Trenton McDevitt, Sherril M. Turner, Bo Brinkman, Cameron Glaesner, Selden Smith, Don Tilley, Jonathan Gray (II), Jay Clifford, Evan Bivins, Kevin Short and Matt Haverkamp.
Book details for An Occasional Hell
--Los Angeles Reader
P.I. Ernest DeWalt snooped on two-timing spouses for twenty years until a hail of bullets knocked him out of the game. Whoever heard of a sleuth with bum kidneys? Denied such staples of gumshoe life as booze, salty food, and sex, Ernest DeWalt winds up teaching literature courses in a nearly comatose college town.
It's a life that the reclusive DeWalt has nevertheless snuggled into with reasonable comfort. Too bad fate won't just let this disillusioned sleeping dog lie. Too bad a fellow faculty member--in the throes of a fling with the sexy waitress wife of a small-time rock singer--ends up with a musket ball in his brain. And too bad it's so hard to say no to the dead man's wife, when she asks DeWalt to crawl out of his shell and bring his private-eye prowess into play just one more time....
"AN EXTRAORDINARILY LITERATE MYSTERY.
--The Washington Times
"An interesting puzzle packaged in superior prose, AN OCCASIONAL HELL is an absorbing and reflective read.
--The Mystery Review