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Damage (1992)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  22 January 1993 (USA)
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A member of Parliament falls passionately in love with his son's fiancée despite the dangers of discovery.

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Martyn Fleming
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Edward Lloyd
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Peter Wetzler
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Sally Fleming
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Donald Lyndsay, MP
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Elizabeth Prideaux
Tony Doyle ...
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Ray Gravell ...
Raymond (as Raymond Gravell)
Susan Engel ...
Miss Snow
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Civil Servant
Jeff Nuttall ...
Trevor Leigh Davies MP
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A member of Parliament (Irons) falls passionately in love with his son's fiancée. They pursue their affair with obsessive abandon despite the dangers of discovery and what it would do to his complacent life and his son. Completely obsessed, he wants to give up his current lifestyle to be with her. She has no intention of allowing him to do this, preferring to have her marriage to the son as a cover. They are eventually discovered, and must deal with the damage. Based on the novel by Josephine Hart. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Desire... Deceit... Destiny... See more »

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Rated R for strong sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »

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22 January 1993 (USA)  »

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Rupert Graves (Martyn) is only 15 years younger than Jeremy Irons and 5 years younger than Miranda Richardson who play his parents. See more »

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Dr. Stephen Fleming: All through dinner, I had one thought, one desire. To touch you. To hold you.
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If I was on a deserted island with only 1 movie...
5 April 1999 | by (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) – See all my reviews

There's a fine line between passion and pain, and no one does either of them better than Jeremy Irons. Obsession is the bottom line here, and anyone who's been there can relate. Nothing else matters, and in this movie, Irons crosses all the lines. His first introduction to Binoche...their first rendezvous...their last ...these are engraved in my memory. Sure rich and beautiful people populate this movie, but the emotional punch it packs is one hundred percent REAL. Miranda Richardson, as the grieving mother, couldn't be better. The haunting photographic image near the end of the movie hit me very hard. A deserted island? And only one movie? Damage. Damage. Damage.


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