Making Love (1982)




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Movie Info

A TV executive (Kate Jackson) is shocked to discover that her husband is having an affair with a male novelist (Harry Hamlin), who comes on to him but then leaves him, just as quickly, with his marriage in a precarious state.
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20th Century Fox


Kate Jackson
as Claire
Wendy Hiller
as Winnie
Arthur Hill
as Henry
Nancy Olson
as Christine
Terry Kiser
as Harrington
John Calvin
as David
Gwen Arner
as Arlene
Ann Harvey
as Lila
Stanley Kamel
as Charlie
Mickey Jones
as Cowboy Musician
Joe Medalis
as Announcer
Lili Haydn
as Little Sister
David Knell
as Michael
David Murphy
as Young Man in Bar #1
Michael Dudikoff
as Young Man in Bar #2
John Starr
as Young Man in Bar #3
Charles Zukow
as Young Man in Bar #4
Scott Ryder
as Young Man in Bar #5
Joanne Hicks
as Wife #1
Stacey Kuhne
as Wife #2
Kedren Jones
as Wife #4
Andrew Harris
as Rupert
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Critic Reviews for Making Love

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4)

This is a three-handkerchief movie, all right, but for the nose. It stinks.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

This movie has some of the worst dialogue one can imagine: She: 'What about passion?' He: 'What about support?' She: 'What about betrayal?'

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Once the cat is out of the bag, the movie turns rip-roaring awful in an entirely enjoyable way.

August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Unfortunately, Hiller doesn't command the intensity of feeling that might have made it emotionally valid, and he doesn't have the awareness of the cultural forces at work in his film that might have made it intellectually respectable.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

On its own baby-step terms, and despite its moneyed vanilla-himbo vision of gay masculinity and desire, Making Love plays now as a bemusing anachronism but not an insulting or self-inflating one.

Full Review… | November 13, 2007
Nick's Flick Picks

Slick and shallow.

Full Review… | October 17, 2007
TV Guide

Audience Reviews for Making Love

Beautiful love story about a married couple whose marriage is jeapordised when the husband discovers that he is attracted to other men. Michael Ontkean, Harry Hamlin and Kate Jackson all turn in excellent performances. The ending will leave you in tears.

James Cupertino
James Cupertino

Making Love (1982) -- [6.0] -- It's mawkish, awkward, and in need of a subtlety injection, but I like "Making Love" anyway. As one of the earliest big studio mainstream films to feature openly gay characters who are neither serial killers nor flaming queens, I have to give the flick some cred. Plus, we get to see Harry Hamlin (LA Law, Clash of the Titans) get it on with Michael Ontkean (Sheriff Truman from Twin Peaks). Charlie's Angel Kate Jackson completes the love triangle and has a few nice moments in the film to herself. I dig the way Jackson and Hamlin's characters talk directly to the camera between vignettes. Leonard Rosenman's simple piano-driven score is also a nice touch.

Scott Schirmer
Scott Schirmer

Dated but well intentioned and at the time ground breaking drama. The male leads are good but best of all is Kate Jackson, its a shame she didn't make it in features. Wendy Hiller offers a lovely performance in a small role.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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