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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

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The film stars O.J. Simpson as an African American man who - despite being married - falls in love with a white woman. In real life, Simpson met, and later fell, in love with Nicole Brown (a white woman) while he was married to Marguerite Simpson. It should also be noted that Simpson was accused of killing Nicole in 1994, making the film's title, "The Killing Affair", highly ironic See more »

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Uniquely Stylized Creepiness

I saw this forgotten TV movie just once, on a cloudy, muggy summer evening 20 years ago. It struck me as one of the oddest and creepiest things I had ever seen on TV. I don't remember too much of the storyline, but I vividly recall its bleak, bad- dreamy moral and physical atmosphere. The direction was extremely artsy for a TV movie. Like a Welles or Hitchcock wannabe did it. Especially memorable was a shooting in some greasy spoon, with dramatic close-ups of eyeglasses flying and ketchup bottles shattering. Also, Elizabeth Montgomery's tough-gal detective character, when threatened with death, was not above whimpering and blubbering and begging for her life. It was a little TOO realistic. A far cry from Emma Peel. Don't recall OJ at all.


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