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Separate Ways (1981)

R | | Drama | May 1981 (USA)
A wife unhappy in her marriage begins an affair with an art student, unaware that her husband, a race driver, is also having an affair.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Valentine Colby
Ken Colby
Annie Donahue
Cliff Johnson
Jerry Lansing
Barney Brodsky
Karen Haskell
Huey Block
Lawrence Stevens
Harry Bartoff
Angus Duncan ...
Allen Haskell
Jason Colby


A wife unhappy in her marriage begins an affair with an art student, unaware that her husband, a race driver, is also having an affair.

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She needed his love -- but had to leave home to get it!




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Valentine  »

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Slow-moving marriage drama
5 December 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

SEPARATE WAYS feels like a TV movie version of the kind of film that KRAMER VS KRAMER was - i.e., a slow-moving drama about a marriage in trouble. The plot involves Karen Black, who plays an unhappy housewife who begins an affair with a much younger man. Problems arise as it transpires that her husband is also having an affair, and sparks fly when the truth is uncovered.

This was put out by the notorious Crown International Pictures, so you might be forgiven for expecting this to be full of sleaze and depravity, but it's no such thing. In fact, even the sex and nudity is kept to a bare minimum. It's more of a dialogue-heavy drama, although sadly for me the material isn't really something that grips my attention. While it's nice to see Black in a straight role for a change, she was much more interesting in genre fare like TRILOGY OF TERROR, although a bunch of old-time actors like William Windom and even Sybil Danning do show their faces.

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