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A Killing Affair is a drama film starring Peter Weller, Kathy Baker, John Glover, Bill Smitrovich and Danny Nelson. The film was written and directed by David Saperstein (Cocoon).

A Killing Affair
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byDavid Saperstein
Produced byJohn D. Backe (executive producer)
Myron A. Hyman (executive producer)
Peter R. McIntosh (producer)
Michael Rauch (producer)
Written byRobert Houston (novel)
David Saperstein (screenplay)
Music byJohn Barry
CinematographyDominique Chapuis
Edited byPatrick McMahon
Distributed byHemdale Film Corporation Prism Entertainment
Release date
  • July 15, 1988 (1988-07-15)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$2.5 to $5 million[1]
Box office$35,000[2]



During World War II, an outsider, Baston Morris (Weller), comes to a tiny town looking for work at the local mill. He meets up with the town's evil employer, Pink Gresham (Smitrovich), who abuses the men and has affairs with the women. Pink toys with Baston's plight but keeps the upper hand with his pistol and chases Baston away.

Baston then meets Pink's wife, Maggie (Baker), and spins a tale of her husband's philandering and Pink's personal involvement with Baston's affairs at his hometown in the next county.

The subplot contains stories of Maggie's brother, Shep Sheppard, (Glover) who is a fundamentalist preacher that has followed his father's misogynistic ways. Sheppard sides with Pink when it comes to laying down the law, and a hunt ensues for Baston after stories are revealed of him being an axe murderer.


This film was based on the novel Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday by Robert Houston.[3]

It was filmed in Juliette, Georgia. The film takes place in West Virginia.

Despite being completed in 1985, the film did not find a distributor in the US until the following year and was not released until 1988.[1] The film was released in the UK as My Sister's Keeper.[4]


  1. ^ a b c A Killing Affair at the American Film Institute Catalog
  2. ^ A Killing Affair at Box Office Mojo
  3. ^ Robert Houston on IMDb
  4. ^ "My Sister's Keeper". Retrieved October 26, 2018.

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