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A Night in Heaven (1983)

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Faye Hanlon is a community-college professor with an emotionally depressed husband and an abundance of sexual frustration. Her sister drags her to a male strip-club for a girl's night out, ... See full summary »

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Rick Monroe
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Faye Hanlon
Robert Logan ...
Whitney Hanlon
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Patsy
Deney Terrio ...
Tony
Sandra Beall ...
Slick
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Shirley
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Mrs. Johnson
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Eve
Fred Buch ...
Jack Hobbs
Karen Margaret Cole ...
Louise
Don Cox ...
Revere
Veronica Gamba ...
Tammy
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Pete
Bill Hindman ...
Russel
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Faye Hanlon is a community-college professor with an emotionally depressed husband and an abundance of sexual frustration. Her sister drags her to a male strip-club for a girl's night out, where she discovers that one of the dancers is her failing student Rick Monroe, a.k.a. "Ricky the Rocket". A heated affair between teacher and student ensues, as Faye struggles to reconcile her emotions and make consequential life choices: Continue her lustful sessions with the studly-but-shallow teen stripper? Or break it off with Ricky and work to salvage her marriage to the loving-but-distant husband? Written by Anonymous

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In class, he's just another face in the crowd. In "Heaven", the hottest dance club in town, he's the main attraction. See more »

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During the opening credits, the decommissioned Saturn V launch tower (Mobile Launch Platform #1 retrofitted with the milkstool pedestal (which was built by Chrysler Corporation Aerospace Division) fitted to launch the Saturn IB for Skylab and the final Apollo-Soyuz mission) is seen next to the Vehicle Assembly Building (seen in the film with one side of the building painted with the Star and Stripes with the 1976 Bicentennial Star, which was removed in 1998 and repainted with the NASA meatball logo). The Saturn V (SA-514 second and third stage, along with a first stage (S-IC-T) which was a test stage painted in the Saturn V livery, with BP30 (a mock up of the Apollo CSM), was originally earmarked for the canceled Apollo 19 mission, which was reassigned as Apollo 15 right after Apollo 20 was canceled. After 1996, the Saturn V on display at Kennedy Space Center is now housed at the Apollo/Saturn V Center where it has been enclosed after years of sitting outside being subjected to corrosion and elevated off the ground - it has been restored to its original condition. This also holds true with the other Saturn V on display at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas where it was restored in 2004 - a building was constructed around the Saturn V and completed in 2007; both Saturn Vs on display are properties (docents) of the Smithsonian Institution. The decommissioned launch tower was dismantled and refitted to LC39B which was not in use when the film was released - this launch facility last used in 1975 during Apollo-Soyuz was operational January 28, 1986 when the Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated 73 seconds after liftoff. See more »

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When Faye and Patsy are talking at the airport, Patsy is holding her magazines with her left arm. When they hug, the magazines jump to her right arm. See more »

Quotes

Rick Monroe: Please don't kill me. What are you doing?
Whitney Hanlon: I'm not going to kill you. I said I was mad, not insane.
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Which Side of the Bed
Performed by The English Beat
Written by David Steele, David Wakeling, Roger Charlery, Andy Cox (as Andrew Cox) and Everett Morton
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Effective study of a troubled marriage
24 October 2014 | by (Deutschland) – See all my reviews

It's really too bad that people think of "A Night In Heaven" as 'the male stripper movie,' because it's really not that at all. Yes the wife has an affair with her student, who happens to be a stripper, but this accounts for maybe 10 minutes of screen time. At it's center is a believable study of a marriage on the rocks, after a husband loses his job, and begins to completely alienate his wife. Lesley Ann Warren is good in her role as Faye, the wife who begins to feel insecure, and undesirable after her husband shuts her out. When she finds herself attracting the attention of one of her young, handsome students (Chris Atkins) she resists as best she can, but soon an affair ensues, that might possibly have some serious consequences.

The interesting thing about the movie is how the husband and wife interact. They have such different views of what is really happening. "A Night In Heaven" doesn't dissolve into a smutty exploitation film, nor does it deteriorate into some 'revenge flick' at the end. The husband is actually perceptive enough to see that his wife's affair was perhaps, his fault. Directed by the man behind the original "Rocky," some qualities of that film are evident here, as well as some themes. It's physical, and passionate, and it has a kind of urban grittiness about it. An odd, obscure film from the 80's, worth seeing for some quality drama and good performances...and yes, some very sexy scenes too..


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