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11 October 1985 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Griffin Dunne ... Paul Hackett

Rosanna Arquette ... Marcy

Verna Bloom ... June

Tommy Chong ... Pepe (as Thomas Chong)

Linda Fiorentino ... Kiki

Teri Garr ... Julie

John Heard ... Tom the Bartender

Cheech Marin ... Neil

Catherine O'Hara ... Gail

Dick Miller ... Waiter

Will Patton ... Horst
Robert Plunket ... Street Pickup

Bronson Pinchot ... Lloyd

Rocco Sisto ... Coffee Shop Cashier
Larry Block ... Taxi Driver

Victor Argo ... Diner Cashier
Murray Moston ... Subway Attendant
John P. Codiglia ... Transit Cop
Clarke Evans ... Neighbor #1
Victor Bumbalo ... Neighbor #2
Bill Elverman ... Neighbor #3
Joel Jason ... Biker #1
Rand Carr ... Biker #2

Clarence Felder ... Bouncer

Henry Judd Baker ... Jett (as Henry Baker)
Margo Winkler ... Woman With Gun
Victor Magnotta ... Dead Man

Robin Johnson ... Punk Girl
Stephen Lim ... Club Berlin Bartender (as Stephen J. Lim)
Frank Aquilino ... Angry Mob Member
Maree Catalano ... Angry Mob Member

Paula Raflo ... Angry Mob Member
Rockets Redglare ... Angry Mob Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Catherine Scorsese ... Elderly lady at the café sitting back to the cashier (uncredited) (unconfirmed)

Charles Scorsese ... Club Berlin Patron (uncredited)

Martin Scorsese ... Club Berlin Searchlight Operator (uncredited)
John Spacely ... Club Berlin patron with eyepatch (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Scorsese 
Writing credits
Joseph Minion (written by)

Produced by
Robert F. Colesberry .... producer
Griffin Dunne .... producer
Amy Robinson .... producer
Deborah Schindler .... associate producer
Original Music by
Howard Shore 
Cinematography by
Michael Ballhaus 
Film Editing by
Thelma Schoonmaker 
Casting by
Mary Colquhoun 
Production Design by
Jeffrey Townsend 
Art Direction by
Stephen J. Lineweaver 
Set Decoration by
Leslie Pope 
Costume Design by
Rita Ryack 
Makeup Department
Medusah .... hair stylist
Valli O'Reilly .... makeup artist (as Valli)
Production Management
Michael Nozik .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah M. Brim .... second assistant director
Christopher Griffin .... second assistant director
Stephen Lim .... first assistant director (as Stephen J. Lim)
Tomaz Remec .... dga trainee
Jeffrey Townsend .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
David H. Allen .... set dresser (as David Allen)
Tommy Allen .... property master (as Tom Allen)
Joel A. Blumenau .... set dresser (as Joel Aaron Blumenau)
Nora Chavooshian .... sculptor
Anthony Dunne .... set builder (as Tony Dunne)
Leigh Kyle .... assistant art director
Anamarie Michnevich .... assistant property master
Timothy Main .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Michael Berenbaum .... apprentice sound editor
Louis Bertini .... assistant sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Tom Fleischman .... re-recording mixer
Keith Gardner .... boom operator
Chat Gunter .... sound mixer
Michael Jacobi .... sound editor
Neil L. Kaufman .... sound editor (as Neil Kaufman)
Skip Lievsay .... supervising sound editor
Marissa Littlefield .... assistant sound editor
Barbara Minor .... assistant sound editor
Magdaline Volaitis .... sound editor
Dick Vorisek .... re-recording mixer
Jordan H. Fischer .... stunts
Harry Madsen .... stunt coordinator
Shawn O'Neil .... stunts
Shawn O'Neil .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Florian Ballhaus .... second assistant camera
Jan Sebastian Ballhaus .... second assistant camera (as Sebastian Ballhaus)
Eric Blair .... camera intern
Eric Blair .... camera pa
Arthur Blum .... key grip
Stefan Czapsky .... gaffer
David M. Dunlap .... first assistant camera
Anthony Dunne .... grip (as Tony Dunne)
Morris Flam .... best boy
Charlie Marroquin .... grip
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator
Michael Papadapolous .... electrician
Susan Starr .... second assistant camera
Michael Trim .... electrician
Barry Wetcher .... still photographer
Gilles Fortier .... best boy (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paulette Aller .... wardrobe assistant (as Paulette Aller Shelton)
Barbara Shulman Breslin .... assistant to costume designer
John Dunn .... assistant to costume designer
Charles Scorsese .... wardrobe assistant
Deirdre N. Williams .... wardrobe supervisor (as Deirdre Williams)
Jody Schoffner .... costumes (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Molly Bernstein .... editing intern
Arthur Blum .... editing intern
James Y. Kwei .... second assistant editor (as James Kwei)
Victoria Martin .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Lydia Dean Pilcher .... location assistant (as Lydia Pilcher)
Gary Weiner .... location manager
Music Department
Thomas S. Drescher .... music editor (as Thomas Drescher)
Michael Jay .... additional music engineer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Joseph Fanning .... transportation captain (as Joe Fanning)
Other crew
Bomani Yusuf Ali .... production assistant
Kimberly Auslander .... production intern
Elizabeth Benjamin .... promotion/research assistant
Marion Billings .... publicist
Judith Lyn Brown .... assistant production office coordinator
Fred Cassidy .... craft service
Adam Cohen .... production assistant
Jem Cohen .... production assistant
Jonathan De Camp .... production assistant
Claudia Doring .... assistant: Mr. Scorsese
Bill Einsel .... production intern
Bettiann Fishman .... production assistant
Evelyn Fitzgerald .... craft service
Geoffrey George .... production intern
John Goldsmith .... production intern
Richard Guay .... assistant production auditor
Lisa Hsia .... promotion/research assistant
Mary A. Kelly .... script supervisor
Richard Kurtz .... production assistant
Peter R. Livingston Jr. .... production intern
Barbara Lucey .... production auditor
Kathleen McCoy .... production office assistant
Nellie Nugiel .... production executive
John O'Toole .... production assistant
Dan Perri .... title designer
Denise Pinckley .... production office coordinator
John Pirozzi .... production assistant
Angela Salgado .... production assistant
David Sardi .... production assistant
Catherine Scorsese .... production assistant
Amy Wells .... production assistant
Dianne E. Collins .... publicist: M/S Billings Publicity Ltd. (uncredited)
Susanna Virtanen .... production assistant (uncredited)
Dan DeCarlo .... special thanks (as Dan De Carlo)
Tom Fleischman .... special thanks
Antonio Sodda .... special thanks
Nancy Sullivan .... special thanks
Todd Thaler .... special thanks
Robert Warshavsky .... special thanks
Crew verified as complete

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97 min
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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 »
Continuity: In the diner, Marcy's blouse is on/off her shoulder between shots.See more »
[first lines]
Paul Hackett:[Paul and Lloyd in front of a computer terminal] Alright, punch. Punch it in.
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.
[presses a key]
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29 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Still Great After All These Years, 17 September 2004
Author: Mr Blue-4 from Los Angeles, CA

I saw this when this first came out about 19 (!) years ago, and it became my favorite movie of 1985, and probably my favorite Scorsese film ("Goodfellas" is right there with it). However it always seemed that I was the only one who felt that way. It was no sensation at the box office (even by art film standards), it was ignored by all the awards as far as I remember, and no DVD release.

Until now. First off, I am happy to report that the new DVD release looks and sounds great. It feels like the film came out last year.

Now, years down the road, you really appreciate how accomplished "After Hours" is in the wake of 100s of inferior indie releases that ape the urban paranoia and "downtown" sensibility that this seems to effortlessly catch. The film is pitch perfect:you sense a filmmaker in complete command, but the film is always off balance (as intended). The plot seems to flow randomly and the movie always defies your expectations, yet it's as tightly assembled as a jigsaw puzzle.

It's easy to catch the Scorsese style of shooting and editing, really starting to roll here (before taking off in "The Color of Money" and "Goodfellas"), as the engine of the movie. You have to remind yourself that every other director was not trying to make movies this way at this point (1985), and that you are watching the inventor, not just the best practitioner.

But don't overlook the cast's contributions. Perfectly cast down to the smallest roles (yes, I mean you Dick Miller), few things are more enjoyable than watching an able cast take the ball and run with it. Obviously having a blast, they not only jump into their parts, but they have no hesitation at being unlikable and annoying. Particularly Griffin Dunne, the perfect Everyman, who becomes more and more of a jerk as the night wears on.

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