Love Affair

Synopsis: Ex-football star Mike Gambril meets Terry McKay on a flight to Sydney, which is forced to land on a small atoll. Both engaged to others, they become romantic on board the ship sent to take the 'plane passengers to a larger island. They agree to meet in New York three months later to see if the attraction is real. One shows up, the other doesn't, but they run into each other afterwards.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Glenn Gordon Caron
Production: Warner Home Video
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

I don't even know

what time zone I'm in.

I took off from LA...

...9000 miles to Sydney on Friday...

...then back to New York

for the weekend...

...and back to LA on Tuesday.

- Can I help you?

- I'm sorry, I'm in the wrong place.


I'm up in the air all the time.

You do that on any kind

of ongoing basis... become...


- Disoriented?

- Disoriented.


And... and...


Isolated, yeah.


How long are you gonna be in Sydney?

Two days.

Two days!

- Actually, two and a half.

- Me too.

But I'm lucky, I don't travel

on an ongoing basis.

I don't worry

about feeling isolated.

That's good.

This is your captain.

Please fasten your safety belts.

- Let me get that.

- No, I...

- I'll get it.

- No, really, I...

I'd rather...

This will look fantastic.

- Is that for a coat or a dress?

- A sailboat.

A sailboat?

- Don't want to lose these.

- Thank you.

All right. Here we go.

- Good-looking guy.

- I think so.


He's an investment banker.

- What firm?

- Shearson Leahman.

- Don't tell me he runs it.

- Actually, he does.

What is he, 30, 35?

He's young.

- Amazing!

- What's that?

Memory loss is not necessarily

related to aging.

- Memory loss?

- Absolutely.

It's usually stress, change.

Change creates stress.

The bigger the change,

the greater the stress.

It must be overwhelming.

The mind is like a computer.

It can only process so much

information before it farkles.

- Farkles?

- Breaks down. Crashes.

Don't be embarrassed.

It's experience overload.

That's why you have a black book.

- What are we talking about?

- Us. You don't have a clue, do you?

Don't be embarrassed. You've been

a very busy man for a long time.

I'm a big girl.

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Robert Towne

Robert Towne (born Robert Bertram Schwartz; November 23, 1934) is an American screenwriter, producer, director and actor. He was part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. His most notable work was his Academy Award-winning original screenplay for Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974), which is widely considered one of the greatest movie screenplays ever written. He also wrote its sequel The Two Jakes in 1990, and wrote the Hal Ashby comedy-dramas The Last Detail (1973), and Shampoo (1975), as well as the first two Mission Impossible films (1996, 2000). more…

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