Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Making Love

1982 American Feature

Cast: Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson, Harry Hamlin, Wendy Hiller, Terry Kiser, Arthur Hill and Nancy Olson
Director: Arthur Hiller
Writer: Barry Sandler and A. Scott Berg (story)

Zack Elliot is a successful young married doctor who is struggling to repress his homosexuality. That changes when he meets Bart.


  • Internet Movie Database: 6.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 31% / Audience: 60%
  • OMG rating: 8/10

  • DVD: Available


  • Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Song ("Making Love").

  • Making Love was the first mainstream Hollywood drama to address the subjects of homosexuality, coming out and the effect that being closeted and coming out has on a marriage.
  • Casting Call: Tom Berenger, Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, Richard Gere, Goldie Hawn, William Hurt and Peter Strauss.
  • The film reunited Kate Jackson and Michael Ontkean, who had previously costarred in the 1970s crime drama The Rookies.
  • Writer Barry Sandler has said that much of this film is autobiographical. His then-boyfriend, A. Scott Berg, is credited for the film's story.
  • One of the film's posters featured a long descriptive preamble that told the public in a subtle way that the film was about a homosexual love affair between two men. It read: "After eight years of marriage, Claire had everything, a loving husband and an exciting career. Suddenly, Claire's whole world is threatened when she learns that her husband is involved in a love affair, but not with another woman. Making Love is the sensitive story of a courageous husband and wife who deal honestly with their problem. There's more to love than... Making Love".
  • The film also featured a warning at the start of the picture advising of the film's sensitive subject matter that "may be too strong for some people".

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