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

You look clammy. Are you all right?

Me? I'm fine.

Mike, it's no big deal. Not every

experience in life is memorable.

You've been with many women.

It's understandable.

I hate root beer.

Come on, it's funny!

What? To hear you call a wonderful

experience forgettable?

What would you call it?

You didn't say anything,

so I didn't.

I'm not going to embarrass you.

That's hilarious.

One thing about me, I don't forget.

I know when I forget something.

If you know what you forgot,

you didn't forget it.

We've been experiencing trouble

with one of our engines.

Actually, two engines

on the right wing.

We have to make

an unscheduled landing.

There's a landing site

on a Cook Island atoll.

Attendants, please review

the emergency landing procedures.

We should be on the ground

very shortly.

He found an atoll.

We got a place to land.

It's a sunken volcano.

He's got a place to land.

There's nothing but water out there!

No lights, no land!

They do this all the time

with coordinates and vectors.

With no engine on the right wing?

He can land on one engine.

It's fine.

I spend my life on planes.

Don't worry.

Let's hear it!

Let's hear it!

- What?

- Excuse me.

As we're on a rather small landing

strip built during World War II...

...there's no immediate possibility

of moving you by air from the island.

But we have three ships nearby... ferry our passengers

to Fiji, Tahiti or Hawaii... of which you can see moored

to our right.

We'll help you make connections

from any of these airports.

If you'll return to your seats...

...our flight attendants will

give you information.

Thank you.

Tahiti, Fiji or Hawaii?

Go with what you know. I know Tahiti.

They're all 2 or 3 days away.


Forget Sydney for me.

- Really?

- Yeah.

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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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