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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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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)
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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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The most talked about novel of the year is now the most talked about film of the year. See more »

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

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$7,532,911 (USA)
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Jodie Foster was offered, but turned down the role of Anna, because she didn't feel she was right for the role. See more »

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When Anna's mother comes over for lunch, we see a shot of Anna. Stephen's shoulder is already in the frame, even though he only sits down next to her in the following shot. 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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Brilliant Satire
12 January 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

For this viewer, this was a brilliant satire of the type of self-important love stories that always leave us little people feeling somewhat unworthy. Usually the "star-crossed" lovers are celebrated (Doctor Zhivago, The English Patient), but here they are shown to be what they really are - selfish, shallow morons, callously destroying all that surrounds them in the name of their "special" love. Excellent!


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