Though filming began in 1984, ANIMAL BEHAVIOR was not released until 1990 because producers Kjehl Rasmussen and Randolph Clendenen wanted to raise additional funds to boost the budget. Delays forced Rasmussen to finish the project for director Jenny Bowen (the pseudonym H. Anne Riley was
used for the director's credit), but the substitution apparently did no harm to this low-key, intelligent romance.
Armand Assante plays Mark Mathias, a cellist and composer from New York who takes a teaching job at Lamont University so he can enjoy some midwestern peace and quiet while working on a new composition. Women are drawn to him irresistibly, but he, being an incurable ...