- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 17, 1998
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: New Line Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.66
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Stereo - English
- Additional Release Material:
- "One on One With Louis Malle" - Interview With the Director Including Behind-the-Scenes Footage
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Unrated and R-Rated Versions
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Cast and Crew Biographies and Filmographies
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 01/07/1993
"...The fiercely erotic and deeply moving DAMAGE casts a hypnotic spell....Richardson is extraordinary; it's a brave, award-caliber performance..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/29/1993
"...Malle's sumptuous DAMAGE casts a true erotic spell; it is one of the few films in recent years to evoke the dizzying pull of sexual obsession from the inside out..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 01/22/1993
"...Rupert Graves is warm and likable..."
In this gripping romantic thriller, a married and respected middle-aged MP (Member of Parliament) becomes romantically and obsessively involved with his son's fiancee, ultimately ruining his career. Willing to pay any price for his passion, he goes a step too far, and ultimately arranged his own tragic demise.
Academy Award Nominations: Best Supporting Actress--Miranda Richardson.
- Filmed in Paris and Southern France; London and Shepperton Studios, Middlesex, England.
- Color by Technicolor, Metrocolor prints.
- Budget estimate $13 million.
- Began shooting February 22, 1992; completed May 15, 1992. Released in New York City and Los Angeles December 23, 1992; wide release in USA January 22, 1993. Released on video June 16, 1993.
- Released on video by Columbia-TriStar via New Line Home Video.
- Film was initially given an NC-17 rating in October of 1992; director Malle appealed the rating November, but an R rating was denied. Malle then made various edits and the film was finally given an R rating.
- The production company Skreba Damage was created specifically from Greenpoint Skreba for the making of this film.