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After Dark, My Sweet (1990)

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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Bert
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Garrett "Uncle Bud" Stoker
Tom Wagner ...
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Truck Driver (as Michael G. Hagerty)
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Jack
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James Cotton ...
Charlie
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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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$2,678,414
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The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list. See more »

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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: I'd like to correct an erroneous impression you seem to have about me. you see, I'm not at all stupid. I may sound like I am, but I'm really not.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1990 (1991) See more »

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a near-flawless adaptation
12 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

The first of two Jim Thompson adaptations released in 1990 (the other being the more well-known GRIFTERS), AFTER DARK has all of Thompson's hallmarks: dangerous women, the confidence game, and characters that are either not as dim as others suspect them of being, or not as harmless.

Jason Patric is superb as a former boxer disqualified from the sport for life due to an incident in the ring (director James Foley uses RAGING BULL-esquire sequences to flesh out the back story) and the too-little-seen Rachel Ward also delivers a great performance. But Bruce Dern is the film's secret weapon: his sweet-talking grifter Uncle Bud subtly commands each of his scenes.

there's almost no comic relief in this film, so watch it prepared to be sucked into the void.


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