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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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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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When it's after midnight in New York City, you don't have to look for love, laughter and trouble. They'll all find you! See more »


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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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$10,600,000 (USA)
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A technique known as "end slating" was used to capture Paul's reaction as he enters the nearly vacant Club Berlin. Right before filming the shot, Griffin Dunne went to a bar around the corner, ordered drinks for the customers, then ran out without paying. The scene opens on him immediately after this had happened off-camera. See more »

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Over the course of the film, Dunne's shaved unibrow changes at multiple times. Sometimes there's hair in the center of the brows, sometimes fully there, sometimes completely gone, and sometimes hair parallel off the center. See more »

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[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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Someone to Watch Over Me
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Music by George Gershwin
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Music
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One of Scorsese's most underrated films
16 November 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This wasn't a big hit when it came out, but it should have been. Martin Scorsese is a master of creating atmosphere and exploring a specific setting, and he has proved that in movies like Taxi Driver and Gangs of New York. In this film he brings the SoHo of the early to mid 1980s to life in brilliant and surreal fashion. Griffin Dunne is a great Every Man character. You like him from the very first scene and you follow his adventures with excitement and dread. The tension in this film is also intense, and that is amazing for a light hearted comedy. I am always surprised to hear that people have not seen this movie, or that people don't like this movie. I urge all Scorsese fans to see it. It's one of his best, even though many critics did not like it when it came out. It's a cult hit, but it deserves to be more than that too. It's a masterpiece.


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