Michelle Sanderson (Ally Sheedy) is a woman who seems to have everything -- great looks, a promising career, a large circle of friends. But the one thing she yearns for most is a romantic ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Our heroine isn't having a good time. Having lost her L.A. job and walked out on her unfaithful boyfriend, she finds herself stuck in nowhere Macon County when her car and possessions are ... See full summary »

Director: Victoria Muspratt
Stars: Ally Sheedy, David Carradine, Charles Napier
Amnesia (1997)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Paul Keller is a married pastor who preaches piety on Sunday, while carrying on a torrid affair with the local school teacher, Veronica Dow, during the week. The lovers concoct a scheme to ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Voss
Stars: Nicholas Walker, Dara Tomanovich, Sally Kirkland
Ultimate Betrayal (TV Movie 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

This is based on a true story about two sisters who sue their father for incest and child abuse. As the story unfolds, it is revealed that the father severely abused all six children, and ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Wrye
Stars: Marlo Thomas, Mel Harris, Eileen Heckart
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A woman forces a man to move forward with his life after his wife dumps him.

Director: Adrienne Shelly
Stars: Ally Sheedy, Reg Rogers, Pamela Gray
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Los Angeles advertisement director Max visits his friend, artist Charlie, who was diagnosed with A.I.D.S. in New York. There he meets Karen, they are attracted to each other and after they ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Figgis
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Nastassja Kinski, Kyle MacLachlan
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate.... See full summary »

Director: Bud Yorkin
Stars: Gene Hackman, Ann-Margret, Ellen Burstyn
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A sickly Mob Don's obsession that a pizza parlor owner is his missing long lost son.

Director: Robert Rothbard
Stars: Vincent Pastore, Talia Shire, Ronnie Marmo
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

When 25-year-old New Yorker Eric Traber gets fired from his job and kicked out of his apartment, he fears the worst. But his best friend, Ziggy, shows up A.W.O.L. from the Peace Corps and ... See full summary »

Directors: Rob Rollins Lobl, Sam Sokolow
Stars: Bob Balaban, Josh Lucas, Jeffrey Buehl
Noise (2004)
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A riveting psychological drama about a woman (Trish Goff) trying to piece her life back together whose problems escalate when she confronts her mysterious upstairs neighbor (Ally Sheedy).

Director: Tony Spiridakis
Stars: Julia Barnett, Trish Goff, Ted Bardy
Maid to Order (1987)
Fantasy | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Spoiled Jessie Montgomery, whose wild behavior and spending excesses cause her well-meaning but exasperated millionaire father Charles to wish he never had her, is visited by fairy ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Holden Jones
Stars: Ally Sheedy, Beverly D'Angelo, Michael Ontkean
The Landlady (1998)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Melanie decides that one of her tenants would be perfect as her husband and decides to eliminate everyone who might interfere in her plans.

Director: Robert Malenfant
Stars: Talia Shire, Jack Coleman, Bruce Weitz
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Stars: David Duchovny, Marina Giulia Cavalli, Ally Sheedy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Sheltraw ...
Eros, God of Love
...
Mickey Sanderson
...
Warren Miller
...
Cy Watson
...
Janice
Robin Frates ...
Tina
Jane Marla Robbins ...
Maria
...
Mark the Make-up Man (as Mark Coppola)
Curtis Hannum ...
Sam the Volcano Man
Elsa Raven ...
Mrs. Salvatore
Charlotte Sheedy ...
Mickey's Mother
Millie Slavin ...
Tina's Mother
...
Jack Gilman
...
Michael Joslyn
Paul Hannum ...
Limo Driver
Edit

Storyline

Michelle Sanderson (Ally Sheedy) is a woman who seems to have everything -- great looks, a promising career, a large circle of friends. But the one thing she yearns for most is a romantic relationship, which somehow eludes her. One night, Michelle meets a stunning young man...and the game of seduction begins. But is this stranger really the man of her dreams or is he something more dangerous? A steamy one night stand sets the stage for a suspenseful exploration of a woman's need for the right lover and the conseqences she faces when choosing a person she just met. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Askel tuntemattomaan  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Jack Gilman: Even in death she made me feel guilty.
See more »

Soundtracks

OBLIVION
Performed by Odette Springer
Music by Odette Springer
Lyrics by Odette Springer and Cynthia Waring
Copyright © 1992, Spidey Music Company
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Slow , sloooow chick flick.
12 October 2004 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Also known as BEFORE THE NIGHT - Ally picks up a total stranger in a bar and has a wild night with him. She then starts investigating the mysterious death of his former wife.

For me the story struggled to make any progress, and was too slow, there are stretches where nothing much seems to be happening. It was also difficult to have much empathy or sympathy with Ally's character. She's rarely in any real danger, she is choosing to stick her nose into business which is nothing to do with her, and her lover doesn't seem interested in her becoming involved in his past.

Ally also casts aside her job like it doesn't matter, her heart is no longer in it, and she starts taking time off, severely letting down her business partner, (whom I recognised as George's psychiatrist in "Seinfeld".)

There's minimal female nudity, which is very odd considering that the only thing they have in common - and hence the reason for the story - are the wild nights of passion. Ally takes every opportunity to cover up, whereas Adolph Martinez gives the impression he would happily walk down Main Street naked.

Adolph might have gone to the Clint Eastwood Academy of Facial Expression - he just maintains this blank look no matter what is happening, I guess he is meant to be enigmatic or mysterious!

But there are some redeeming moments which are worth watching out for -

1.When Ally wakes up alone in the empty house.

2.The mother-in-law's plastic surgery stitches falling apart when she gets upset.

3.Any scene with the father-in-law, who is the only cheerful and articulate character in the movie.


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How can I buy a copy of this movie? mermaidgirl333
What is the ending of this flick? cpetr13
Discuss One Night Stand (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?