The Affair

The Affair

Courtney Vance
Director: Paul Seed Cast: Courtney Vance
Courtney Vance
, Kerry Fox
Kerry Fox
, Ciarán Hinds
Ciarán Hinds
Paul Seed

DVD (Full Frame)

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The wife of a British army officer falls in love with an African American G.I. in this made-for-cable World War II drama. When her unfaithful husband (Ciaran Hinds) goes off to war, small-town homemaker Maggie Leyland (Kerry Fox) spends her time caring for her young son (Rory Jennings) and helping with the war effort. She's therefore present at a dance the locals throw for a newly arrived platoon of black soldiers from the United States. Despite Maggie's prim and proper demeanor, an unlikely friendship develops between her and Travis Holloway (Courtney B. Vance), a private who works as an army cook and dreams of actually fighting in the trenches for his country. Although the townspeople give the black G.I.'s a pleasant reception, the American brass frets about fraternization between their African-American soldiers and the local lasses. The white soldiers stationed nearby bitterly resent the competition, causing trouble for both participants in any interracial romance. Nonetheless, as the friendship between Travis and Maggie deepens, they're unable to suppress their feelings for one another. Into this clandestine relationship steps Maggie's husband, who returns unexpectedly and promptly accuses Travis of rape when he discovers the couple making love. Based on true events, The Affair was filmed by House of Cards director Paul Seed for HBO. Malcolm X's Leland Gantt co-stars as one of Travis' fellow soldiers who also pays dearly for a romance with a British woman.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/28/2012
UPC: 0883316444450
Original Release: 1995
Rating: R
Source: Hbo Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 23,727

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Courtney B. Vance Travis Holloway
Kerry Fox Maggie Leyland
Ciarán Hinds Actor
Bill Nunn Actor
Leland Gantt Actor
Beatie Edney Actor
Rory Jennings Actor
Ned Beatty Actor

Technical Credits
Paul Seed Director
Harry Belafonte Executive Producer
Walter Bernstein Original Story,Screenwriter
Don Bledsoe Makeup
Pablo F. Fenjves Original Story,Screenwriter
Bryan Goluboff Teleplay
Christopher Gunning Score Composer
Luana Hanson Art Director
Carmel Jackson Makeup
Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski Production Designer
James Nichols Asst. Director
Douglas Olivares Camera Operator
Jan Sewell Makeup
Dorey Sheppard Makeup
John Smithson Producer
John Stothart Editor
Ivan Strasburg Cinematographer
John Syrjamaki Production Manager
Frances Tempest Costumes/Costume Designer
David M. Thompson Producer
William Waldman Camera Operator
William Waldman Camera Operator

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