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

Valentine's Day is two weeks away,

but Cupid is very busy.

His arrow's struck Lynn Weaver...

...a talk-show host

worth $ 100 million...

...whose popular program

has spawned a TV empire...

...announced her marriage

this afternoon.

The lucky groom-to-be... former NFL quarterback

and aging playboy Mike Gambril...

...who is a sportscaster

for NBC in Los Angeles.

You look good

with your collar up like that.

Mike, nice catch!

Lynn Weaver and Mike Gambril...

...the aging sports stud

and the popular talk-show host...

...have everyone talking

about their engagement.

Mike is a sportscaster

for an LA affiliate.

But how he got that job

is the real news.

Sources say Lynn got Mike the job...

...but so far the quarterback

has been fumbling.

If that doesn't

make her think twice...

...there's Mike's reputation

for playing the field.

This is my favorite part.

I like this.

Who's standing

on the cake with her?

One-time NFL backfield coach

Mike Gambril.

Perfect timing.

When you get back from Australia...

...we go in,

we renegotiate your deal.

Mike, what time is your flight?

Can I make a call?

People are batshit over you two

getting married. It's perfect.

You're the lawyer.

Don't hold me to it,

but in the next few weeks...

...I can get in excess of $200,000.

If Lynn can get you on a Wednesday

night special, the sky's the limit.

I mean, who's going to say no

to Lynn Weaver?

Did you hear when I said

"the sky's the limit"?

- You got a date?

- For what?

The wedding.

The wedding!

We're getting there.

What do you mean?

Don't louse this up for me.

- Would I do that? Calm down.

- I am calm.

I was thinking we should have it

on TV. Ever think of that?

I'm joking. I'm joking.

I'm glad I caught you.

You forgot your watch.

- I wondered where it was.

- The editing room.

The editing room, yeah.


- Safe trip.

- Bye. Thanks.

- Who removes their watch in editing?

- I do.

Sweet. Very nice.

What did she take off?

Don't louse this up, huh?

I'm telling you,

he's not on the flight.

Wait, I see him.

Don't worry, I'll get the picture.

You'll get your

Lynn Weaver story.

You wanted a picture of the tattoo

on Tom Arnold's ass.

I got you a picture.

You think you can do better?

- Mr. Gambril, welcome.

- I'll take those.


The flying time for the L.A. Leg

of our New York to Sydney flight...

...should be 13 hours and 47 minutes.

- What can I get you to drink?

- Only a pillow.

The temperature in Sydney should be

the same as it is here, 68 degrees.

Excuse me, I think that's my...

I thought these things were extinct.

Mike Gambril, what a thrill!

I've been watching you sleep.

How are you?

I've seen you play 1000 times.

I'm Herb Stillman.

This is my wife, Nora.

She's a fan of yours, too.

You've given us 1000 thrills!

I'm glad you stopped coaching.

I'm trying to watch the movie.

Mike Gambril.

Really? Hi. Terry.

- How are you?

- Good.

I'd like...

It's true,

he's given me 1000 thrills.

- But coaching is a thankless job.

- Herbie?

- Herbie?

- Yes, Nora, sweetheart?

Excuse me.

Can you help me? I can't figure out

I have an empty seat here.

You two can come up here

and sit beside each other. Come on.

Your son wouldn't have to...

I hate to tell you,

but this is my grandson.

It's Matthew.

Shake hands with Mike Gambril.

- Come on up here, I insist.

- Thank you very much.

Did that look stupid? I know I looked

stupid. Was anyone watching?

- No.

- Good.

I must say, at my age 14 hours

is 14 hours, know what I mean?

It's 14 hours of my life.

We only have six more hours, but...

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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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