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After Hours (1985)

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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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Thomas 'Tom' Schorr
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Storyline

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 Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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What if that date you thought would never end, didn't? See more »

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11 October 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Night in SoHo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$10,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Tim Burton was the second choice for director after the producers saw Vincent (1982). When Martin Scorsese became available after production delays on The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Burton, according to Griffin Dunne, gracefully bowed out of the project, saying he didn't want to stand in the way of Scorsese. See more »

Goofs

The sound of a mousetrap snapping shut in Julie's apartment is clearly that of an empty one with the sharp sound of the metal trap bar loudly making contact with bare wood. The sound of one snapping down on an actual mouse would make more of a dull thump rather than a loud clack. 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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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Night and Day
Words and Music by Cole Porter
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Music
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9/10 original and funny
31 January 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Martin Scorsese's After Hours is so unique and interwoven that repeat viewings are almost required. The film is completely over the top in every respect, but that is part of what makes it so compelling. Funny, smart, and imaginative.

Griffin Dunne is brilliant.


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