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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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Coffee Shop Cashier
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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

The scene with Griffin Dunne at the subway station is a reference to his earlier appearance in An American Werewolf in London (1981). See more »

Goofs

When Paul running away from the mob seeks shelter in the coffee shop (River something) and orders hamburger and coffee, the clock on the doorway shows 4:10, but when he again running away from the mob goes there and meets Tom, the same clock shows 12:14 when the waiter brings him hamburger and coffee. 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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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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We Belong Together
Composed by Robert Carr, Johnny Mitchell (as Johnnie Mitchell), and Hy Weiss
Performed by Robert & Johnny (as Robert and Johnnie)
Published by Maureen Music
Courtesy of Old Town Records
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New York Nightmare
29 August 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'After Hours' is a really dark, nightmarish comedy and is one of Martin Scorsese's most enjoyable films. Griffin Dunne is perfection as the computer operator who meets lovely but ditsy Rosanna Arquette in a diner and arranges to meet her late one night. His journey to downtown New York goes hideously wrong when he loses his taxi fare and spends the rest of the evening trying to get home. Along the way we meet feisty Linda Fiorentino, whimsical Verna Bloom, Gorgeous but hysterical Teri Garr and Dusty Springfield look alike Catherine O'Hara. We also get to witness suicide, murder, robbery and vigilante mobs in this tale of big city madness. The camera-work is stupendous and features every trick in the book. There is much to admire in this film and thankfully it now has a DVD release with a commentary by the Director and star.


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