The movie Random Hearts was based on the book Random Hearts.
Movie details for Random Hearts
Actors on this movie include Harrison Ford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Dylan Baker, Christina Chang, Bill Cobbs, Peter Coyote, Charles S. Dutton, Susan Floyd, Paul Guilfoyle (II), Dennis Haysbert, Bonnie Hunt, Michelle Hurd, Richard Jenkins, Nelson Landrieu, Kate Mara, Brooke Smith, Lynne Thigpen, Ariana Thomas and Susanna Thompson.
Ford plays a Washington, D.C. detective; Scott Thomas is a Congresswoman in the midst of a re-election campaign. When their spouses die in a plane crash, the cop is convinced they'd been having an affair, and his obsessive, masochistic quest for the painful truth draws him closer to the Congresswoman despite the mutual risks to their careers and domestic privacy. While she hides behind a fašade of denial, his agonized investigation makes him simultaneously unappealing (a risk Ford may have taken as a challenge), sympathetic, and sadly compelling.
Pollack takes his own chances by keeping everything so relentlessly downbeat, but anyone receptive to the story will find that Random Hearts is a subtly rewarding study of tormented adults who've discovered too late the weaknesses of their seemingly stable marriages. It's anything but cheerful, and a subplot involving a corrupt cop (Dennis Haysbert) is a formulaic distraction. But Random Hearts provides welcome relief from dramas that flirt with emotional anguish without delving into its deeper consequences. --Jeff Shannon
Book details for Random Hearts
Warren Adler also wrote War of the Roses (1981).
he now does for love.
He's a happily married man. She's a happily married woman with a little boy and a good life. Or so they both believe. There's absolutely no reason why they should ever meet.
Until a commercial airliner crashes into the Potomac River. Two of the victims are linked by a clue that at first stuns and baffles, then draws together their surviving spouses.
The explosive discovery leads them on a journey that forces them to confront the mysterious and random nature of love--and the transforming power it wields over men and women caught in its relentless maelstrom.