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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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Valentine Colby
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Ken Colby
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Annie Donahue
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Cliff Johnson
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Jerry Lansing
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Barney Brodsky
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Karen Haskell
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Huey Block
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Woody
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Lawrence Stevens
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Harry Bartoff
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Allen Haskell
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Jason Colby
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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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Music by John Cacavas
Lyrics by Bonnie Becker
Performed by Terese Hanses (as Terese Heston)
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An honest effort, but falls short
10 March 2012 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

One of the strangest chapters in the history of Crown International Pictures was when they picked up the independently produced SEPARATE WAYS, a movie that had actually been completed in 1979 and sat in limbo for a while as the producers looked for a distributor. It was a strange choice for C.I.P. because while the movie is rated "R" and involves infidelity, it's not a sleazefest. It is actually a sober look at both partners in a troubled marriage. The movie is well acted by Karen Black and Tony Lo Bianco, and you can sense the filmmakers were really trying to make a compelling drama, but it doesn't quite work. It feels kind of dry, kind of like what a made-for-TV movie of the era would play out if it had "R" rated elements. It's not a terrible movie, just kind of flat. A word of warning if you plan to rent or buy the movie - while the movie has been given an official DVD release, the DVD company just copied an ex-rental video cassette instead of finding the movie's negative and making a copy directly from it.


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