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The plot of this film bears some resemblances to the story of Mary Pinchot Meyer, a Georgetown socialite and artist who was murdered on October 12, 1964. In life, Mrs. Meyer was the ex-wife of the head of the CIA and had been having an affair with President John F. Kennedy.
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The film's original title was "Boy of Pigs", a play on the Bay of Pigs incident that took place in Cuba and spearheaded the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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The iconic Washington stairs that featured prominently in The Exorcist (1973) make an appearance at the end of the film.
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Not the first time young Cameron Bright has shared a semi-sexual scene with a much older woman. He also shared a bath with Nicole Kidman in Jonathan Glazer's Birth (2004). (Bright was 16 at the time of filming An American Affair (2008).)
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Although set in Washington, the film was actually shot in Baltimore.
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The name of the educational institution was "The Holy Cross School".
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The movie's opening title card reads: "Washington, D.C. 1963".
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Actor Jimmy Bellinger portrayed a character, Jimmy, who had the same first name as his own.
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The film's closing credits state that the picture was "filmed entirely on location in Baltimore MD [Maryland] & Washington DC [District of Columbia]" in the USA.
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According to the Wikipedia website, Kevin Taft in a 4th August 2009 review of this film in the Edge, states the "Catherine Caswell character [played by Gretchen Mol] and the events not involving the wholly fictional Adam Stafford are based on Mary Pinchot Meyer".
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