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Anatomy of a Seduction (1979)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 8 May 1979
The story of a divorced woman who begins an affair with the college-age son of her best friend, and the effects it has on her relationship with her own son, who is not much younger than her lover.

Director:

Steven Hilliard Stern (as Steven Hillard Stern)

Writer:

Alison Cross
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Flannery ... Maggie Kane
Jameson Parker ... Ed Taggert
Ed Nelson ... Mark Kane
Michael LeClair Michael LeClair ... Ricky Kane
Allan Miller ... Dan Sawyer
Roger C. Carmel ... Harry Jackson
Sandy Baron ... Maitre d'
Rita Moreno ... Nina
Bryan O'Byrne ... Howard
Ron Prince Ron Prince ... Michael
Rod Colbin Rod Colbin ... Businessman
Barry Michlin Barry Michlin ... Desk Clerk
Ernest Harada ... Allan
Peter Turgeon ... Paul
Eldon Quick ... Maggie's Friend
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The story of a divorced woman who begins an affair with the college-age son of her best friend, and the effects it has on her relationship with her own son, who is not much younger than her lover.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anatomia de uma Sedução See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Though the movie is about a middle age woman having an affair with a college student half her age, in real life Jameson Parker was only eight years younger than Susan Flannery. See more »

Quotes

Ed Taggert: How long was it before you knew exactly what it was you wanted?
Maggie Kane: I don't know that I ever did. I think it was probably just a series of binary choices. You know; this and that, this and that. All the little decisions seem to have been made for me. But umm... here I am. Kind of scary, isn't it?
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Soundtracks

Let Me Love Again
Lyrics by Michael Dees
Music by Hagood Hardy
Vocal by Michael Dees
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Susan Flannery is gorgeous, but...
5 May 2019 | by TheFearmakersSee all my reviews

Susan Flannery is the perfect fit here. She looks older than her age, which is forty, but she looks incredible. Such a beautiful shaped face and a terrific figure.

Jameson Parker on the other hand, as a college student half her age, in real life is only eight years younger, and it shows. They don't look that far apart in age in the movie just like they aren't in real life, so this May/November romance is more March/June, and no big deal, really...

Just two great looking people hooking up, and the suspense of her best friend Rita Moreno finding out she's with her son, or her son finding out she's with a guy not much older than him, isn't as effective on paper as the actors try their best to keep as a reminder to the audience: that the point of the movie is a taboo romance, which it isn't.

They are perfect for each other and their chemistry is just too relaxed for even that aspect, when it's just the two alone and in love, making love, to matter. But it's nice seeing Susan Flannery in all her middle aged beauty. She's prettier than most college girls try hard to be.


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