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Release Date:
May 1981 (USA) See more »
She needed his love -- but had to leave home to get it!
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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Karen Black ... Valentine Colby

Tony Lo Bianco ... Ken Colby

Arlene Golonka ... Annie Donahue

Monte Markham ... Cliff Johnson

David Naughton ... Jerry Lansing

Jack Carter ... Barney Brodsky

Sharon Farrell ... Karen Haskell

William Windom ... Huey Block

Robert Fuller ... Woody
Walter Brooke ... Lawrence Stevens

Jordan Charney ... Harry Bartoff

Sybil Danning ... Mary
Angus Duncan ... Allen Haskell

Bob Hastings ... Jack

Noah Hathaway ... Jason Colby
Katherine Justice ... Sheila

Josh Taylor ... Jim Taylor

Cissy Wellman ... Darlene
Howard Avedis ... Film Director
Marcus Bentley ... Allen Jr. (as Marc Bentley)
Bumper ... Bumper
Pamela Jean Bryant ... Cocktail Waitress (as Pamela Bryant)

Doris Dowling ... Rebecca Stevens
Jack Eiseman ... Frail #1
Tracy Justrich ... Tracy

John Kirby ... Frail #3
Barbara Ellen Lyle ... Sue (as Barbara Lyle)
Michael Mancini ... Worker #3
Kevin O'Brien ... Frail #2
Robert Ruth ... Worker #2
Marlene Schmidt ... Pat Ingram

Mark L. Taylor ... Paul (as Mark Taylor)
John Wheeler ... Worker #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joshua Abramson ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Howard Avedis 
Writing credits
Leah Appet (screenplay)

Leah Appet (story) and
Howard Avedis (story) &
Marlene Schmidt (story)

Produced by
Howard Avedis .... producer
Bill Kawata .... associate producer
Marlene Schmidt .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Cacavas 
Cinematography by
Dean Cundey 
Film Editing by
John Wright 
Casting by
Caro Jones 
Art Direction by
Chuck Seaton 
Costume Design by
Stephen Loomis  (as Steve Lumus)
Makeup Department
Dino Ganziano .... hairdresser
Pamela Peitzman .... makeup artist (as Pam Peitzman)
Gigi Williams .... makeup artist
Production Management
Reid Freeman .... production manager
Daryl Kass .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Osterhout .... first assistant director (as David R. Osterhour)
Tom Rolapp .... second assistant director
Caren Singer .... second assistant director
Art Department
Kristin Palmer .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Michael Hilkene .... supervising sound editor (as Mike Hilkene)
Art Names .... sound mixer
Blair Burrows .... stuntman
William H. Burton Jr. .... stuntman (as Bill Burton)
Bobby Clark .... stuntman
Vicki Creach .... stuntwoman
Bobby Ferro .... stuntman
Gene Hartline .... stunt coordinator
Chris Howell .... stuntman
Gary Littlejohn .... stuntman
Rick Seaman .... stuntman (as Richard Seaman)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Bodin .... grip/driver
Clyde E. Bryan .... first assistant camera
Stephen Crawford .... electrician (as Steven Crawford)
Mark Shane Davis .... gaffer (as Mark Davis)
Duncan Forbes .... second assistant camera
Kim Gottlieb .... still photographer
Matia Karrell .... electrician
Steve Mathis .... best boy gaffer
David Michels .... best boy grip (as Dave Michaels)
Krishna Rao .... second assistant camera
Dylan Shephard .... key grip
Raymond Stella .... camera operator (as Ray Stella)
Raymond Stella .... panaglide operator (as Ray Stella)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie Cantin .... assistant wardrobe
Pat Tonnema .... costumer
Editorial Department
Jack Hooper .... negative cutter
Randy Jon Morgan .... assistant film editor (as Randy Morgan)
Kathy Virkler .... assistant film editor
Location Management
Charles Skouras III .... assistant location manager (as Charles Skouras)
John Sorich .... location manager
Music Department
John Cacavas .... conductor
Daniel Allan Carlin .... music editor (as Dan Carlin Jr.)
Transportation Department
Ed Bumbaco .... transportation captain
Other crew
Kim Blank .... dancer
Kimberlee Carlson .... dancer
Boyd Clopton .... assistant choreographer
Hughie Hughes .... accountant
Becky Jordan .... dancer
Dan Lupovitz .... production assistant
Jolli Neal .... dancer
Patti Nelson .... dancer
Laurie Phillip .... assistant to producer
Stephen Rice .... production assistant
Jennifer Stace .... choreographer
Alan Toomayan .... production assistant
Coby Turner .... script supervisor
Suzette Ebersole .... special thanks: interior designer

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
An honest effort, but falls short, 10 March 2012
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

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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