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Separate Ways (1981)

R | | Drama | May 1981 (USA)
A wife unhappy in her marriage begins an affair with an art student, unaware that her husband, a race driver, is also having an affair.

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... Valentine Colby
... Ken Colby
... Annie Donahue
... Cliff Johnson
... Jerry Lansing
... Barney Brodsky
... Karen Haskell
... Huey Block
... Woody
... Lawrence Stevens
... Harry Bartoff
... Mary
Angus Duncan ... Allen Haskell
... Jack (as Bob Hastings)
... Jason Colby
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A wife unhappy in her marriage begins an affair with an art student, unaware that her husband, a race driver, is also having an affair.

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She needed his love -- but had to leave home to get it!

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Music by John Cacavas
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An honest effort, but falls short
10 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

One of the strangest chapters in the history of Crown International Pictures was when they picked up the independently produced SEPARATE WAYS, a movie that had actually been completed in 1979 and sat in limbo for a while as the producers looked for a distributor. It was a strange choice for C.I.P. because while the movie is rated "R" and involves infidelity, it's not a sleazefest. It is actually a sober look at both partners in a troubled marriage. The movie is well acted by Karen Black and Tony Lo Bianco, and you can sense the filmmakers were really trying to make a compelling drama, but it doesn't quite work. It feels kind of dry, kind of like what a made-for-TV movie of the era would play out if it had "R" rated elements. It's not a terrible movie, just kind of flat. A word of warning if you plan to rent or buy the movie - while the movie has been given an official DVD release, the DVD company just copied an ex-rental video cassette instead of finding the movie's negative and making a copy directly from it.


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