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Killing Affair, A
Killing Affair A
Actors: Peter Weller, Bill Smitrovich, Kathy Baker
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
R     2002     1hr 40min

In this steamy, psychological thriller, a widowed woman finds herself falling in love with her husband's murderer but is torn between wanting to believe his reasons for committing the heinous crime, and questioning whether...  more »

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Actors: Peter Weller, Bill Smitrovich, Kathy Baker
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Peter Weller, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/05/2002
Original Release Date: 02/05/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 02/05/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Little Known Underrated Gem!!Excellent Suspenseful Drama!!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Based on the Robert Houston novel Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday.This Movie is set in 1943 during WW2 in the backwoods the small southern town called Parrish West Virginia.Abused wife, Maggie Gresham(Kathy Baker) plays a woman who watched her father literally imprison her mother in the backhouse and then was sold by her preacher to be brother Sheb(John Glover) to an evil strawboss.After finding out that her husband is brutally murdered with an axe,she then takes in a drifter named Bastion Morris(Peter Weller) who admits he murdered her husband,holds her captive and claims he was seeking revenge against Maggies husband for an adulterous affair with his wife and killing his family.Maggie fights with her emotions whether she can trust Bastion and ends up physically and romantically involved with him.Bastion turns be both abusive and deceiving like her late husband which results in the final climax.This independent movie is an exceptional,little known Gem that is well worth watching!!It reminds me of another Southern story"Fried Green Tomatoes" which also deals with evil men who are properly taken care of!! An excellent,suspenseful drama and watch out for those stray killer dogs!!"
Lost in old films
R. Rinehart | Phoenix, AZ | 08/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This review is for: Killing Affair Based on the Robert Houston novel Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday. This is a powerful five star movie deserving of an "Oscar". It probably would mean more to a person who lived in the 1940's & 1950's and experienced first hand the subjugation of women to men in America at the time. Maggie Gresham(Kathy Baker) is a woman dealing with the freedom from an abusive husband and the enticement of another affair which would take her back into the slavery she had. Maggie Gresham's husband is a mean, vile strawboss at the local factory. He manipulates employees, steals from them, cheats them, sleeps with their daughters and wives without reprisal because of their fear of being fired. He is the logical one to be killed. When Maggie's husband fails to come home at night, she accepts it like all of the women of that time and place as she accepts her situation in life. The morning of his death, she finds him in a shed chopped up, but cannot get to town to notify anyone because her house is on an island and her boat is gone. Enter the stranger Bastion Morris(Peter Weller) who admits killing her husband but claims it was in retailiation for her husband killing his wife and family. He keeps her hostage and tries to convince her, quite convincingly, of his sincerity. The rest of the movie deals with the uncertainty of Bastion's story and the events which come into play to reach the final conclusion. Kathy Baker does a great job of playing the strong and determined woman who deals effectively with her situation. In the beginning she was thrust into a life not of her choosing but a life common to many women of her time. In the end she achieves her complete freedom from the system in which she has been cast and shows the determination to live the balance of her life as a free woman."