76 user 41 critic

About Last Night... (1986)

1:58 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.



(play), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy
Class (1983)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A young man in private school spends one crazy night out, but soon realizes the woman he hooked up with is not who he expected.

Director: Lewis John Carlino
Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy
Oxford Blues (1984)
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young American hustler pursues the girl of his dreams to Oxford, where he must enroll to obtain her.

Director: Robert Boris
Stars: Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy, Amanda Pays
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Follow two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world.

Director: Steve Pink
Stars: Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall
Youngblood (1986)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Markle
Stars: Rob Lowe, Cynthia Gibb, Patrick Swayze
Masquerade (1988)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A recently orphaned millionairess, Olivia, really hates her scheming step-father. Olivia finds love with a young yacht racing captain, Tim, who isn't completely truthful with her. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Swaim
Stars: Rob Lowe, Meg Tilly, Kim Cattrall
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.

Director: Savage Steve Holland
Stars: John Cusack, Demi Moore, Linda Warren


Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernie (as James Belushi)
Donna Gibbons ...
Mrs. Lyons (as Rosana De Soto)
Robert Neches ...
Joe Greco ...


Danny and Bernie are two single men living their lives on the wild side. But when Danny meets Debbie at a bar and the two start a relationship with a one night stand, Danny's life takes a different turn. How does this passionate night become a full affair and what effect will this relationship have on both people and their friendship with their best mates ? Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


It's about men, women, choices, friendship, love, last night... See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

2 July 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sexual Perversity in Chicago  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,152,469, 7 July 1986

Gross USA:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The film was made and released about twelve years after its source play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" by David Mamet had been first performed in 1974. See more »


When Danny enters the bar on St. Patrick's Day he is soaking wet. When he and Debbie go outside seconds later Danny is completely dry. See more »


Bernie: Interesting broad. Where'd she develop her personality? A car crash?
See more »


Referenced in South Park: About Last Night... (2008) See more »


Written by Scott Kempner
Performed The Del Lords
Courtesy EMI America Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

21 years later and this story remains true as ever
6 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

I just bought a DVD with About Last Night and St. Elmo's Fire, I figured since it was 5 dollars to give it a look. I watched About Last Night first, I have to say that this movie despite it's dated look and music, is still vital to today's world of love and sex. It's amazing how we still haven't changed that much, huh? But anyways, onto the movie, over all acting and the way that About Last Night was shot, I'd say this was a decent movie. It's still somewhat of a classic to this day, it starred a couple of the famous members of the brat pack, Demi Moore and Rob Lowe who had absolutely amazing chemistry on screen and really brought the relationship to life. While I admit, that this is very dated, it's all good, most of our movies will one day be dated, it's kinda fun to see what life was like then. I was only 1 years old when this movie came out, so those shoulder pads would've weighed me down, lol. Despite the dated look, the story is as true as it ever was today.

Debbie and Danny, first off, how corny are these names put together? OK, back onto the story, they meet at their favorite bar and hook up, it seems like the most common one night stand. But they can't help but think of each other, so they continue on with their sexual relationship. But they are getting more and more serious with seeing each other, so they move in together, as just room mates as first. But eventually they decide to try a relationship as boyfriend and girlfriend. But things get very difficult with their two best friends who are just rooting for their relationship to crumble to pieces. Then they must confront the difficult part, is there anything they have past than just the physical attraction? You'll have to see for yourself.

About Last Night is a good movie, the acting and over all film is average, it's watchable. It has a little comedy to it as well, so it's not all drama. It's got some steamy moments between Demi and Rob, I have to say that it was beautifully shot in the scene where they first say I love you to each other. But this movie really did get to me because I could totally relate to Demi's character on every level, I think that's another plus is that it is written very realistically and doesn't just have them be all happy again after all their problems, it's very realistic to what trials a relationship goes through. I would recommend About Last Night, it's a good film and a fun time capsule.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 76 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page