A happily married family man, owner of a parking garage in Manhattan, drifts into a romance with one of his customers.

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Eddie Madden
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Louie
Gordon Thompson ...
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Jerry
Lilly Franks ...
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A happily married family man, owner of a parking garage in Manhattan, drifts into a romance with one of his customers.

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It´s a sad affair
19 May 2002 | by (Brasília, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Eddie, a married mature man (Edward Asner) falls in love with much younger woman (Family Ties´ Meredith Baxter) and they start a passionate romance. But as their relationship develops and they become increasingly close, Eddie gets concerned about the growing crack in his marriage and his neglected wife, ending up without his younger lover. It´s sad to see that their relationship promised so much, they were so in love, and just like that, they broke up. The pressures of society always win. People just can´t accept the fact that two people with an age difference have emotionally the same capacity to love each other, no matter how big is the difference. That´s what happened to Eddie and his lover, and although they loved each other, he decided to remain married with his old wife. Just to keep the status quo. But the movie is worth seeing.


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