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After Hours (1985)

An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.

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June
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Pepe (as Thomas Chong)
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Tom the Bartender
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Gail
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Waiter
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Street Pickup
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Lloyd
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Coffee Shop Cashier
Larry Block ...
Taxi Driver
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A meek word processor impulsively travels to Manhattan's Soho District to date an attractive but apparently disturbed young woman and finds himself trapped there in a nightmarishly surreal vortex of improbable coincidences and farcical circumstances. Written by duke1029

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11 October 1985 (USA)  »

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A Night in SoHo  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

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$45,435 (USA) (13 September 1985)

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$10,600,000 (USA)
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In the coffee shop where Paul first meets Marcy, an elderly couple sitting at a table to Marcy's right in an over-the-shoulder shot are the director's mother and father. See more »

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When confronted by Tom's neighbors, Paul says he's a friend of Tom's, but during their initial meeting in the bar, Paul and Tom do not exchange names. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Paul Hackett: [Paul and Lloyd in front of a computer terminal] Alright, punch. Punch it in.
Lloyd: Right.
Paul Hackett: Okay, let's, first of all, refresh the screen here. Alright, and go into "format ruler".
[Lloyd punches at the keyboard]
Paul Hackett: There.
Lloyd: All right. Now, file?
Paul Hackett: Right.
Lloyd: Right?
[presses a key]
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are displayed over a moving shot of Paul's office, during which more and more employees show up for work. When the camera passes Paul's desk again, he has disappeared. See more »

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Symphony, no. 45, D major, K.95, mvt. 1: Allegro
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by The Academy of Ancient Music and Jaap Schroder
Courtesy of Polygram Special Products,
A Division of Polygram Records, Inc.
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Scorcese's most underrated.
21 December 2004 | by (Wolves, England) – See all my reviews

Out of all the Scorsese films - I would have to admit this ranks in the top five. After Hours draws you into it's dark and surreal world with fantastical wonder. The characters are all interesting, the acting superb - especially Griffin Dunne - and the pacing is great.

It was made in 1985, and I can already see the techniques Scorsese used in Goodfellas - and the quick editing. It is directed and edited really well. So if you were a fan of Scorsese's frantic camera work in Goodfellas and Casino, this film is for you.

It really does put you on edge - as a viewer, you really want Dunne's character to get back home - but everything possible that could happen to him - happens. This is not just a evocation of soHo in the early 80's - it is a deeply black comedy. All the rules go out the window for Dunne's character, because after all it is after hours.

Scorsese really is the best living director at the moment - so do yourself a favour and watch this movie - it's fantastic.


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