MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 346 this week

A Killing Affair (1977)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Crime  -  21 September 1977 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 50 users  
Reviews: 5 user

A white female detective is partnered with a black male detective to find the person who is committing a series of particularly vicious murders. During the course of the investigation the ... See full summary »

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1025 titles
created 25 Dec 2011
 
a list of 69 titles
created 08 Oct 2012
 
a list of 50 titles
created 30 Oct 2012
 
a list of 82 titles
created 27 Feb 2013
 
a list of 954 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Killing Affair (TV Movie 1977)

A Killing Affair (TV Movie 1977) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Killing Affair.
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The story of a widow (in West Virginia) who takes in a drifter who she believes killed her husband. She begins to fall for him but cannot be sure if she should trust him.

Director: David Saperstein
Stars: Peter Weller, Kathy Baker, John Glover
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Actor Jason Steele plays a caring, godlike doctor on television. Off the set, he's the insecure fiancee of Melissa, a pretty art teacher. Jason doesn't know what to expect of marriage, ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Mann
Stars: Dean Martin, Elizabeth Montgomery, Martin Balsam
The Awakening Land (TV Mini-Series 1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Frontierswoman Sayward Luckett's struggles in Ohio during the late 18th-century and early 19th-century.

Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Hal Holbrook, Jane Seymour
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A heist force attempts to rob the diamond mine facility.

Director: Val Guest
Stars: Telly Savalas, Peter Fonda, Hugh O'Brian
Mrs. Sundance (TV Movie 1974)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The girlfriend of the Sundance Kid is on the run with a price on her head, when she hears rumors that the Sundance Kid may still be alive.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky
Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Robert Foxworth, L.Q. Jones
The Rules of Marriage (TV Movie 1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A seemingly perfect marriage disintegrates, as both husband and wife become involved in a series of affairs.

Director: Milton Katselas
Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Elliott Gould, Michael Murphy
Belle Starr (TV Movie 1980)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Belle Star is a bandit with an itch to ride with the outlaw legends, the James gang, the Youngers and the Dalton boys.

Director: John A. Alonzo
Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Cliff Potts, Michael Cavanaugh
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Boris Sagal
Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Christopher Plummer, Eileen Brennan
Drama | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A woman marries her boyfriend on his deathbed for his money so she can move on to the next guy. When he turns up mysteriously ill the police step in and investigate the strange circumstances.

Director: Alan Metzger
Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, David Clennon, John M. Jackson
Face to Face (TV Movie 1990)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An American paleontologist and a British miner get in a conflict over who has the rights to dig on a site in Kenya.

Director: Lou Antonio
Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Robert Foxworth, Lou Antonio
Second Sight: A Love Story (TV Movie 1984)
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: John Korty
Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Barry Newman, Nicholas Pryor
With Murder in Mind (TV Movie 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After being shot while trying to arrange the sale of a rural farm, a real estate agent desperately tries to bring the shooter to justice.

Director: Michael Tuchner
Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Robert Foxworth, Howard E. Rollins Jr.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Vikki Eaton
...
Rosalind Cash ...
Beverly York
...
Det, Shoup
...
Judge Cudahy
...
Capt. Bullis
...
Buck Fryman (as Charlie Robinson)
...
Flagler
...
Kenneth Switzer
Dolph Sweet ...
Scotty Neilson
...
Todd York
Fred Stuthman ...
Lukens Switzer
John Steadman ...
Cooks
...
Cabrillo
Stephen Parr ...
Sgt. Boyle
Edit

Storyline

A white female detective is partnered with a black male detective to find the person who is committing a series of particularly vicious murders. During the course of the investigation the two begin to develop an attraction to each other, but the situation is complicated by the fact that he is married. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Crime

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 September 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Behind the Badge  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
You haven't even got the guts to shoot me in the back!
6 February 2006 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

**SPOILERS** Tailor-made for O.J Simpson "A Killing Affair" has the Juice playing a "Dirty Harry" like L.A cop who's not too fond of the law that he's sworn to enforce. Because of his quick temper and trigger finger Officer Woody York, O.J Simpson, was taken off the beat and put behind a desk. We see Woodys contempt for the law earlier in the film as he shoots a suspected rapist in the back as he's fleeing from the police killing him.

You would have expected Woody to be canned from the police department and not just put on desk duty but put on trial for manslaughter but things like that just don't happen to Woody in the film. Woody instead is given a raise in rank to homicide detective and also given sexy and some ten years older then him Vikki Eaton ,Elizabeth Montgomery, as his partner! And they say crime, or police brutality, doesn't pay!

The film "A Killing affair" has at least three stories running through it all at the same time which makes it very hard to follow and digest; a trigger happy African-American cop, Woody, who's married to Bev, Rosalind Cash,his pretty African-American wife and involved in an interracial affair with his white and sexy woman detective partner, Vikki. Added to all that there's a homicidal lunatic Kenneth Switzer, Dean Stockwell, who's also very hip with the law which he uses to get him off from at least three murders charges. On top of everything else Switzer has a vendetta against woody for running him in and threatening to put him behind bars, or in his grave, for life or even longer.

The romantic relationship between Woody and Vikki comes across a bit strained with the fact that the two coming from totally different and racial backgrounds are paired together. Yet the stations police Captain Bullis, Allan Rich,is shocked when he hears rumors, which turn out to be true, that Woody and Vikki are having an affair? What did he expect?

Woody and Vikki are called into their chief's Let. Scotty Neilson,Dolph Sweet, office and told in no uncertain terms that their no longer partners and not to have anything to do with each other, on or off duty. Yet we see almost in the very next scene, right in the police stations parking lot, the two together talking to each other about their "secret" affair!

The movie picks up a bit when Woody is on the trail of serial killer Kenneth Switzer and finds out later that he and his accomplice junkie girlfriend Olive, Valentina Quinn, had been captured in San Francisco. Woody takes off on a flight to SF to bring Kenneth back to L.A but has Vikki go along with him! Weren't the two told not to have anything to do with each other by their police bosses? We even see Woody & Vikki later, semi-nude, later share a hotel room together!

Switzer who knows the law inside and out has his arrest for murder thrown out of court. Instead of counting his blessings and having nothing to do with the outraged and almost uncontrollable Woody he attempts to murder him, with a couple of his hoodlum friends, later at a bar & Grill parking lot. This has Switzer get shot and killed together with his fellow hoods, by both Woody and his detective partner Flager, John P. Ryan, who both ended up in the hospital with bullet wounds.

Everything straightens out at the end of the movie with Woody & Bev back together again, after they just were divorced. As for Vikki she's happily transfered out of the police station never to tempt Woody again in leaving his wife and young 12 year-old son Todd, Todd Bridges.

Only worth watching to see how bad an actor O.J Simpson really was back then in 1977 and how his acting may have gotten even worse, if thats at all possible, in the next 15 or so years. This after he made over a dozen or more cheesy and mindless motion pictures until his illustrious career came to a screeching end in his arrest, though not conviction, for the murders of his wife Nicole and young Ron Goldman on June 12, 1994.

P.S Who knows what more precious cinematic gems we would have gotten from O.J had he been able to make motion pictures over the last ten years. But unfortunately his personal life, and deeds, not only interrupted but put an end to his meteoric rise in the world of bad, and utterly ridicules, movies like "A Killing Affair".


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Awful, Awful Movie nakedbear
Banned Movie! syeedatatum-hensen
A wakeup call tommyhargrove220
Discuss A Killing Affair (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?