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An American Affair (1997 film)

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Director  Sebastian Shah
Initial DVD release  February 22, 2000
Language  English
3.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Duration  
Country  Canada
An American Affair (1997 film) movie poster
Writer  Judd Laurance, Arshad Shah
Release date  1997 (1997)
Genres  Thriller, Suspense, Political thriller
Cast  Corbin Bernsen (District Attorney Sam Brady / Senator John Crawford), Jayne Heitmeyer (Barbara), Maryam d'Abo (Geneveve), Robert Vaughn (Prof. Michaels)
Similar movies  Corbin Bernsen appears in An American Affair and directed Rust, American Venus (2007), The Kate Logan Affair (2010), Rollercoaster (1999), 10½ (2010)

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.

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