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A Secret Affair (1999)

Not Rated | | Romance, Drama | TV Movie 27 October 1999
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While in Venice, Vanessa meets a man who awakens the artist in her. She finds herself at a crossroads between her familial obligations and what her heart truly wants.



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Complete credited cast:
Vanessa Shaw
Drucilla Fitzgerald
Paudge Behan ...
Bill Fitzgerald
Stephen Rocken
Charles Stewart
Jana Shelden ...
Patricia Stewart
Helena Fitzgerald
Italian Man
Maura Plenzio ...
Eugene O'Brien ...
Frank O'Sullivan ...
Alan Stanford ...


Vanessa Stewart has the soul of an artist, but her business tycoon father insists that she follow in his footsteps. As a result, Vanessa convinces herself that she wants to be a globetrotting executive, and also that she truly loves the man to whom she is engaged. But while in Venice on a business trip at the behest of her father, Vanessa meets and falls in love with adventurous Irish TV war correspondent Bill Fitzgerald (Behan). Deciding to kick over the traces, Vanessa is prepared to turn her back on her family obligations and plight her troth with Bill but before she could even begin her life with him, she receives some bad news. Written by mahajanssen

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Romance | Drama


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Release Date:

27 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Barbara Taylor Bradford's 'A Secret Affair'  »

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1.33 : 1
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When Vanessa arrives at Bill's house in Dublin and gets the key from under the mat, she enters from the outside, when she turns to close the door you see a curtain or cloth hanging behind her, not the street, the same curtain is still there when Bill comes in later and calls to Vanessa as he comes through the door. See more »

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So bad I was embarrassed watching it
27 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

I thought that it would get better, but a bad movie only got worse. At several points I actually was embarrassed for the movie while watching it, but you know how "time invested" goes. I kept hoping that it might get better. The acting was horrible, with the lone exception being Janine Turner who was great. Unfortunately, she was surrounded my incompetent actors/actresses and an obviously horrible Director.

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