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The Affair (1995)

A love story, set amongst the beginnings of the integration of Negro soldiers from America to England during World War II. A tragic tale of war, love, desire and injustice.


Paul Seed


Pablo F. Fenjves (story) (as Pablo Fenjves), Walter Bernstein (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Courtney B. Vance ... Travis Holloway
Kerry Fox ... Maggie Leyland
Leland Gantt Leland Gantt ... Barrett
Ned Beatty ... Col. Banning
Bill Nunn ... Sgt. Rivers
Ciarán Hinds ... Edward Leyland
Beatie Edney ... Esther
Fraser James ... Sonny
Adrian Lester ... Ray
Rory Jennings Rory Jennings ... David Leyland
Nicholas Selby Nicholas Selby ... Mr. Leyland
Anna Cropper ... Mrs. Leyland
Rolf Saxon ... Capt. Marks
Todd Boyce ... Capt. Carlton
Michael Shannon ... Capt. Ford


A black soldier in World War II England begins an affair with a white woman whose husband is a soldier currently overseas in battle and in doubts of her relationship with him as she discovered he had been having an affair with his secretary. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, and for some language and drug use | See all certifications »






Release Date:

14 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Liaison Interdite See more »

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The Affair (1995) was broadcast on terrestrial TV in the UK, towards the end of the year of its release. See more »


Referenced in The 18th Annual CableACE Awards (1996) See more »


Strange Fruit
Written by Lewis Allan (Abel Meeropol)
Performed by Billie Holiday
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Strange Fruit....
19 February 2002 | by Old_Movie_ManSee all my reviews

I was sitting at home, minding my business, flipping through the channels, and this comes on HBO yesterday. I'm a Courtney Vance fan, and I thought I'd take a chance on this movie, since I'm not a war movie fan. He was fantastic. The movie was fantastic and heart-wrenching. I'd recommend this movie to anyone who wants to see a good drama.

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