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After Dark, My Sweet (1990)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  24 August 1990 (USA)
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An ex-boxer is drifting around after escaping from the mental hospital. He meets a widow who convinces him to help fix up the neglected estate her ex-husband left. Her Uncle talks them both... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Kevin 'kid' Collins
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Bert
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Fay Anderson
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Garrett "Uncle Bud" Stoker
Tom Wagner ...
Counterman
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Truck Driver (as Michael G. Hagerty)
James E. Bowen Jr. ...
Second Driver
George Dickerson ...
Doc Goldman
Napoleon Walls ...
Boxing Referee
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Jack
Jeanie Moore ...
Nanny
James Cotton ...
Charlie
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Cop
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Vincent Mazella Jr. ...
Flashback Fighter (as Vince Mazzella Jr.)
Thomas Wagner
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An ex-boxer is drifting around after escaping from the mental hospital. He meets a widow who convinces him to help fix up the neglected estate her ex-husband left. Her Uncle talks them both into helping kidnap a rich boy for ransom money, and the ex-fighter must make decisions about his loyalties and what is right. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Seduced beyond the limits of deception. Betrayed beyond the limits of desire.


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24 August 1990 (USA)  »

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Depois do anoitecer, querida  »

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When Bruce Dern and Jason Patric are sitting in the car looking at the mansion, about 30 minutes into the movie, the reflection of a crew member is visible in the chrome of the driver side rear view mirror. See more »

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Kevin 'kid' Collins: [voiceover] I wonder where I'll be tomorrow. I wonder why I didn't stay where I was a week ago and a thousand miles from here. I wonder whether I shouldn't go back. They really weren't doing me much good there, it was too over-crowded, too understaffed, too hard-up for money. But they were pretty nice to me, and if I hadn't gotten so damn restless, if they hadn't made it so easy to escape...
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Jim Thompson pulp played to perfection.
19 March 2002 | by (Colorado Springs, CO) – See all my reviews

This is a moody, oblique, adult thriller that seems to bore most of the reviewers so far, making me think that they're all mostly adolescent-type viewers. While not a perfect film noir, AFTER DARK, MY SWEET is a particularly unusual one in that it uses bright atmospherics as opposed to the standard dark ones used to enhance the downward decadence of the material. This picture was made at a time when pulp novelist Thompson was getting a bit of a revival on screen, with a remake of THE GETAWAY and a nifty film version of THE GRIFTERS. The remarkable French film COUP DE TORCHON, also based on a Thompson novel (entitled POP. 1280) uses the same bright noir approach. AFTER DARK, MY SWEET stands admirably along side all these films as a relevant tribute to a writer who often exposed people's dark anxieties with tough, stylish precision! Check out the widescreen Artisan DVD for some nicely done and highly-recommended, adult moviemaking.


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