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A Secret Affair (1999)

Not Rated | | Romance, Drama | TV Movie 27 October 1999
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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Zoran
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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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27 October 1999 (USA)  »

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Barbara Taylor Bradford's 'A Secret Affair'  »

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When Vanessa returns to her family business in the States after meeting Bill in Venice the outside scene shot clearly has European vehicles in the street not American vehicles. The same scene and building are shown again when Vanessa is arriving in Dublin in the taxi to meet Bill for the weekend. See more »

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A great visual feast and touching love story
3 November 1999 | by (Fremont, California) – See all my reviews

This movie, aired on an off night of tv and came as a complete surprise to me. I am not one to search out these kind of movies or even watch them. But I couldn't help it. The scenes of Venice were a feast for the senses, and the story was a touching one without being too sappy, like most movies of this kind. The characters involved do not fit the mold of those typically involved in romantic films, they are actually intelligent people with substance. I liked the movie so much I actually regret that I didn't tape it. Hopefully others will enjoy th


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