While blackmailing a corrupt police officer, a man (Corbin Bernsen) becomes involved with two women.
An American Affair is a Canadian film created in 1997. The movie is based on writings by Judd Laurance and Arshad Shah, and was directed by Sebastian Shah and stars Corbin Bernsen, Jayne Heitmeyer, former Bond girl Maryam dAbo and Robert Vaughn. The movie was shot in Montreal.
The plot deals with the politically ambitious district attorney Sam Brady (Berensen) who has a rivalry with a federal senator and frames his son as drug dealer. He also falls in love with two women - Barbara (dAbo) and Genevieve (Heitmeyer) - who are close friends with each other. Genevieve becomes pregnant after having sex with him and he secretly marries her. After, Genevieve falls pregnant, and the pregnancy results in a still-birth. Being caught by his wife in the act of having sex with Barbara he accidentally kills his wife in the ensuing argument, and buries, together with Barbara, her body on a downtown construction site. In the end, it turns out she is alive and well and was co-operating with Barbara and the senator; however, this is an intransparent part of the plot.
For Sebastian Shah, who did some cinematography work a decade earlier, this remained the only excursion into directing.
Mutual friends Barbara and Genevieve are both sleeping with District Attorney Sam Brady. When they become aware of their bizzare love triangle, they plot against him.