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A Killing Affair (1977)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 21 September 1977
A white female detective is partnered with a black male detective to find the person who is committing a series of particularly vicious murders. During the course of the investigation the ... See full summary »

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E. Arthur Kean
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Montgomery ... Vikki Eaton
O.J. Simpson ... Woodrow York
Rosalind Cash ... Beverly York
John Mahon ... Det, Shoup
Priscilla Pointer ... Judge Cudahy
Allan Rich ... Capt. Bullis
Charles Robinson ... Buck Fryman (as Charlie Robinson)
John P. Ryan ... Flagler
Dean Stockwell ... Kenneth Switzer
Dolph Sweet ... Scotty Neilson
Todd Bridges ... Todd York
Fred Stuthman ... Lukens Switzer
John Steadman ... Cooks
Michael Durrell ... Cabrillo
Stephen Parr Stephen Parr ... Sgt. Boyle
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A white female detective is partnered with a black male detective to find the person who is committing a series of particularly vicious murders. During the course of the investigation the two begin to develop an attraction to each other, but the situation is complicated by the fact that he is married. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1977 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film stars O.J. Simpson as an African American man who - despite being married - falls in love with a white woman. In real life, Simpson met, and later fell, in love with Nicole Brown (a white woman) while he was married to Marguerite Simpson. It should also be noted that Simpson was accused of killing Nicole in 1994, making the film's title, "The Killing Affair", highly ironic See more »

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Featured in O.J.: Made in America (2016) See more »

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pathetic attempt at social comment
21 April 2004 | by laradfrederSee all my reviews

I like Elizabeth Montgomery, but she is miscast as a police detective who has an affair with her black partner O.J. Simpson. Her performance seemed detached and forced and the two stars have absolutely no onscreen charisma. In 1977 America, trying to make an edgy movie about biracial issues was not surprising but in order to make it work you must have characters who generate compassion and sympathy for their plight. Neither of these feelings came through for me. The writing was awful and Elizabeth could not pull off the "hip" language of the time. O.J. once again showed us why he never won any trophies for acting. Overall, an awful script and worse presentation but look for a cute , young Todd Bridges as O.J.'s son.


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