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2 July 1986 (USA) See more »
Making love was easy...being in love difficult. See more »
A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rob Lowe ... Danny Martin

Demi Moore ... Debbie Sullivan

James Belushi ... Bernie Litgo

Elizabeth Perkins ... Joan

George DiCenzo ... Mr. Favio
Michael Alldredge ... Mother Malone

Robin Thomas ... Steve Carlson
Donna Gibbons ... Alex

Megan Mullally ... Pat

Patricia Duff ... Leslie

Rosanna DeSoto ... Mrs. Lyons (as Rosana De Soto)

Sachi Parker ... Carrie
Robert Neches ... Gary
Joe Greco ... Gus
Ada Maris ... Carmen

Rebeca Arthur ... Crystal

Tim Kazurinsky ... Colin
Kevin Bourland ... Ira
Dean Bastounes ... Man in Joan's Apartment
Charlotte Maier ... Madge
Marjorie Bransfield ... Gloria
Kimberley Pistone ... Girl at Bar
Lindy Huddleson ... Lisa

Raffi Di Blasio ... Kid #1 (as Raffi DiBlasio)
Sheenika Smith ... Kid #2
Heath Wagerman ... Kid #3
Brie O'Banion ... Kid #4
Dawn Arnemann ... Ruthie

Catherine Keener ... Cocktail Waitress

Steven Eckholdt ... Man in Bar
Robert B. Durkin ... Friend of Danny & Bernie
Ray Wohl ... Friend of Danny & Bernie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin Bassett ... Baseball extra (uncredited)

James Kall ... Softball Player (uncredited)

John Richard Petersen ... Man on Elevated Train (uncredited)

Diana Simonzadeh ... Girl at Biograph Theatre (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Zwick 
Writing credits
David Mamet (play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago")

Tim Kazurinsky (screenplay) and
Denise DeClue (screenplay)

Produced by
Jason Brett .... producer
E. Darrell Hallenbeck .... associate producer
Stuart Oken .... producer
Arnold Stiefel .... executive producer
Original Music by
Miles Goodman 
Cinematography by
Andrew Dintenfass 
Film Editing by
Harry Keramidas 
Casting by
Gail Eisenstadt 
Production Design by
Ida Random 
Set Decoration by
Chris Butler 
Costume Design by
Deborah Lynn Scott  (as Deborah L. Scott)
Makeup Department
Robyn Goldman .... hair stylist: Chicago
Brian J. Kossman .... makeup artist: Chicago (as Brian Kossman)
Gail Rowell-Ryan .... hair stylist (as Gail Ryan)
Robert Ryan .... makeup artist
Production Management
E. Darrell Hallenbeck .... unit production manager
Ted Zachary .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julie Chandler .... second second assistant director: Chicago (as Julia A. Chandler)
Donald P.H. Eaton .... second assistant director (as Donald Eaton)
Wendy Ikeguchi .... dga trainee
Stefanie Moore .... second second assistant director: Chicago
Mark Piznarski .... second second assistant director: Chicago
Allan Wertheim .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jean Alan .... set decorator: Chicago
Beverli Eagan .... set designer
William A. Elliott .... assistant art director (as William Elliott)
Robert E. Knight .... supervising signwriter
Michael Kohan .... assistant property master
Karen B. Mazzulla .... assistant property master: Chicago
Michael Schmidt .... lead man (as Michael J. Schmidt)
Arthur Shippee .... property master (as Arthur Shipee Jr.)
George Stokes .... construction coordinator
Danae Walczak .... lead person: Chicago
Sound Department
Rick Ash .... adr mixer
Rick Ash .... foley mixer
William C. Carruth .... foley editor (as William Carruth)
Evelyn Dutton .... foley walker
Terrance Emerson .... boom operator
Sukey Fontelieu .... sound editor
Michael C. Gutierrez .... sound editor (as Michael Guiterrez)
Jerelyn J. Harding .... sound editor (as Jerelyn Golding)
Dale R. Janus .... cable person: Chicago (as Dale Janus)
David J. Kimball .... sound re-recording mixer (as David Kimball)
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
Janet Fiona Mason .... assistant sound editor
Jacques Nosco .... production sound mixer
Mark Pappas .... assistant sound editor
Geoffrey Patterson .... cable person (as Geoffrey Lucius Patterson)
Gary Ritchie .... sound re-recordist
Victoria Rose Sampson .... supervising sound editor
Eric Shrader .... adr editor (as Erik Schrader)
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Darrell Pritchett .... special effects
Brian Tipton .... special effects: first unit (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Adams .... best boy electric
Art Bartels .... best boy grip: Chicago
Ron Batzdorff .... still photographer
Kelly R. Borisy .... grip
Donald Carlson .... first assistant camera: Chicago (as Donald C. Carlson)
Robert C. Carlson .... second assistant camera: Chicago
Frederick Hamm .... second assistant camera
Kit Kalionzes .... first assistant camera
Michael M. Krevitt .... grip: Chicago
Dan Lerner .... camera operator
William Mareneck .... set lighting technician: los angeles
Frank Miller .... camera operator: Chicago (as Frank M. Miller)
Mike Moyer .... best boy electric: Chicago
Dick Oakes .... electrician: Chicago
Bruce Olinder .... gaffer
Harold Rabuse .... key grip
Rebel Schunke .... dolly grip
Sandy Williams .... second grip
James Zenk .... still photographer: Chicago
William Allen Jr. .... electrician (uncredited)
Paul Jacobsen .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... adr casting
Catherine Jane Holzer .... extras casting assistant (as Catherine Holzer-Ballowe)
Catherine Keener .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dallas D. Dornan .... costumer
Julie Starr Dresner .... costume supervisor: women
George L. Little .... costume supervisor: men
Sherry Thompson .... costumer
Editorial Department
Rick Arbuckle .... post-production assistant
Linda Folk .... second assistant film editor
Stephen Fox .... assistant editor: Chicago
Rose Kuo .... second assistant editor: Chicago
Alexandra Leviloff .... assistant film editor
Marc Solakian .... post-production assistant
Music Department
George Doering .... musician
Bones Howe .... music supervisor
Joel Moss .... scoring mixer
Curtis Roush .... music editor
Timothy R. Sexton .... executive in charge of music
Transportation Department
Fritz Braden .... transportation coordinator
Richard Deangelo .... transportation captain: Chicago (as Richard DeAngelo)
Benson Jones .... transportation captain
Other crew
Deb Acker .... production assistant: Chicago (as Deborah Acker)
Lea Andrews .... production coordinator
Alison Balian .... assistant: Mr. Brett & Mr. Oken
Gayle F. Bohnoff .... video research
Cathryn Bulicek .... production assistant: Chicago
Ramona De Pippo .... assistant accountant
Sonny P. Filippini .... script supervisor
Marty Fraser .... location manager: Chicago
Tim Kazurinsky .... co-scenarist
James Kramer .... assistant: Mr. Zwick
Solomon J. LeFlore .... production financing
Michael Lewis .... production assistant
Richard Lorenzana .... production accountant
Linda Lowy .... assistant: Mr. Brett & Mr. Oken, Chicago
Frank Nichols .... craft service: Chicago
Sam Rath .... location scout
Ira S. Rosenstein .... location manager (as Ira Stanley Rosenstein)
Constance G. Rowbotham .... production coordinator (as C.G. Rowbotham)
Nina Saxon .... title designer
Jackson Sousa .... fitness trainer: Rob Lowe and Demi Moore
Gardner Stern .... caterer: Chicago
Susan Trembly .... unit publicist
Ron Weber .... craft service (as Ronald Weber)
Kevin Bassett .... production assistant (uncredited)
Gail Eisenstadt .... dedicatee

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113 min
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Did You Know?

Source playwright David Mamet did not direct this feature film of his play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago". But in 1987, the next year after this 1986 film was first released, the first feature film that Mamet directed debuted, which was House of Games (1987).See more »
Continuity: Dan's meal on New Years Eve.See more »
Danny:Yo, Gus. How about a refill?
Gus:Yo, Dan. You know where the coffee is.
Danny:I'm trying to impress my date.
Gus:Then you shouldn't have brought her here.
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41 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Sex vs. love, a great movie to watch, 16 March 2006
Author: dmaz05 from Atlanta, GA

I know I know you look at the cast and say "Geez, another a brat pack movie from the 80's". However, this movie is really good. The scariest part is how accurate the movie is in portraying the challenge to find true love among young twenty something's in the eighties. All of which still applies today. Did David Mamet know something thirty years ago that we didn't? Even the four main characters and the different personalities they have are easy to relate too and understand because they are all people that we know or once used to know!!!!! Danny (Rob Lowe), a restaurant supply salesman, and Debbie (Demi Moore), an art director at an advertising agency, meet at a baseball game and later link up at a singles bar in Chicago. He's a handsome guy used to one-night stands; she's having an affair with her boss but is looking for something more romantic and less sleazy.

After a one-night stand at Danny's apartment, Debbie tells him, "It's been a slice of heaven." She returns to her place where she lives with Joan (Elizabeth Perkins), a kindergarten teacher whose smart ass tongue discourages most men. Meanwhile at work, Danny's buddy Bernie, a Neanderthal barbaric like fellow (played beautifully by Jim Belushi) who sees himself as a lady killer, queries his friend about his date with Debbie.

The affair continues, and Debbie decides to move in with Danny. Living together proves to be a difficult experience for them. They try out plenty of new positions for sex, but find that coping with each other's habits, quirks, and expectations is far more challenging. Danny's passivity and inability to open up bother Debbie. At one point, he discovers her looking through his private possessions for clues to his past life.

Debbie, of course, wants them to be a couple, while Danny, hiding behind the myth of the independent male, doesn't want to tie himself down and so ends up treating Debbie as nothing more than a live-in sexual object. And if there isn't enough tension between them, Bernie and Joan are constantly trying to sabotage their relationship. Thus the beginning of the end starts when Danny and Debbie use the "L" word after a steamy night of passion. Danny's frustrations with his career spill over into his relationship with Debbie. More frustrations come about with his best friend Bernie giving him a hard time about being with Debbie, losing touch with his own free spirit partier identity and a lack of communication with Debbie. This ultimately leads to a gut wrenching break up scene followed by Danny's painful attempts to get Debbie back after he finally realizes that what he had was special and now wants back what he has lost.

As I was watching this movie I found myself squirming in my seat while these characters struggle to relate to each other. It wasn't very difficult for me to remember that I had gone through the same heartbreaking downfall of a good relationship in my early twenties due to my lack of communication and inexperience regarding matters of the heart like Danny in the movie. And how difficult it can be to move on. My only peace of mind comes at the end when Danny and Debbie decide to start courting again. This time with the realization that they were both unrealistic and naive and that they will be better to each other because of the painful lessons learned. The voices inside Danny, Debbie, Bernie, and Joan speak volumes about the loneliness, anger, self-hate, and fear of men and women who remain perplexed about themselves and the opposite sex. About Last Night is a provocative portrait of young adults. A very underrated movie and a must see.

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