The Cartier Affair

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The Cartier Affair
The Cartier Affair.jpg
Directed by Rod Holcomb
Produced by Leonard Hill
Joel Dean
Christopher Nelson
Brad Buckner
Eugenie Ross-Leming
Written by Brad Buckner
Eugenie Ross-Leming
Michael Devereaux
Karen Golden
Starring David Hasselhoff
Joan Collins
Telly Savalas
Ed Lauter
Music by Arthur B. Rubinstein
Abby Treloggen
Cynthia Morrow
Cinematography Hanania Baer
Edited by Erwin Dumbrille
Distributed by Hill-Mandelker Productions
B&E Enterprises
Release dates

November 4, 1984

Box Office. = $6.5 million

Budget. =$2.5 million
Running time 96 min. approx
Country United States
Language English

The Cartier Affair is a 1984 NBC TV movie that starred Knight Rider '​s David Hasselhoff and Dynasty '​s Joan Collins, which also featured Kojak '​s Telly Savalas.The Movie was completed during the Dynasty and Knightrider Season breaks. At the time of its release both Joan Collins and David Hasselhoff were nearing the height of their fame and a real Chemistry formed between the two leads. The Cartier Affair was a mildly amusing romp but won't go down in the history books as a great Hollywood movie, however the backstory of this great pairing makes for interesting reading.

David Hasselhoff said of his co-star, " Joan Collins is wonderful to work with, funny, very sexy and the consummate professional always prepared and line perfect." This went against popular belief at the time that Ms Collins was a diva on set and after several cast and crew of various productions came forward to sing Joan Collins praises, the general public came to see her in a new light. Additionally, Joan herself said that, because the roles she was offered tended to be either " the Villianess" or powerful, sometimes ruthless women, she had seen the lines blurred between public perception of the actress and the actual lady behind these roles. In one Instance Joan attended her sons school and delivered a speech essentially addressing this issue.

This came not long after starring in her sister " Jackie Collins" best-selling novels turned Films "The Stud"and "The Bitch" where Joan was labelled as such. Joan explained to an auditorium of young school boys that, just because someone plays a murderer doesn't mean you are a murderer. Eventually, after working with actors like David Hasselhoff, Gene Kelly, Fran Drescher and Shirley MacLaine, all of whom said of Joan how warm and professional she was, seemingly reinforcing the misconception that Joan was difficult. Furthermore, actors and actresses who carry on with " star like behavior" rarely sustain a long and successful career as Joan has.

Plot[edit]

Curt Taylor (David Hasselhoff) is released from California State Prison and to settle a debt he becomes a secretary for Cartier Rand (Joan Collins) as a form of amusing punishment, so that he can steal her jewels. During the course of his employment for Cartier, He falls in love with her, which complicates his primary mission to steal from her, Cartier reciprocates his feelings and the two begin an affair.

Cast and crew[edit]

Actor Role
Joan Collins Cartier Rand/Marilyn Hallifax
David Hasselhoff Curtis "Curt" Taylor
Telly Savalas Phillip "Phil" Drexler
Ed Lauter Lyndon Dean
Steven Apostle J J Phonopolous
Jordan Charney Ben Foley
Joe LaDue Russ Houser
Charles Napier Morgan Carroll
Randi Brooks Shirl
Rita Taggart Monica

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