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Afterglow (1997)

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Lucky Mann
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Marianne Byron
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Donald Duncan
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Helene Pelletier
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Bernard Ornay
Alan Fawcett ...
Count Falco / Jack Dana
Michèle-Barbara Pelletier ...
Isabel Marino
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Two families are unhappy with their respective relationships: first of ambitious businessman Jeffrey Byron and sexually frustrated Marianne and second of repair contractor Lucky Mann and former B-movie actress Phyllis. When Lucky arrives to Byron's apartment to make some minor repair and Marianne becomes obsessed with him, the everyday balance breaks. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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26 December 1997 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$50,052 (USA) (26 December 1997)

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$2,441,642 (USA) (3 April 1998)
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Lara Flynn Boyle is named after Julie Christie's character in Doctor Zhivago (1965). This is the first time they act together. See more »

Quotes

Jeffrey: Ever wonder about women being like fine wine?
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References Bambi (1942) See more »

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Somewhere
Written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Tom Waits
Published by Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Company, LLC.
& G. Schirmer Inc.
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group by arrangement with
Warner Special Products
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More like a bad after taste than an after glow.
15 June 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"You're the most fascinating woman I've ever met", he tells her after knowing her for about five minutes. Perhaps that will give you a sense of the sophomoric nature of "Afterglow"; a film which tells of two neurotic married couples, one middle aged (Nolte/Christie) and one younger (Boyle/Miller), and their respective interwoven infidelities. With a solid core cast and good technical and artistic capabilities and an interesting premise, "Afterglow" should have offered more than characters we're not given to care about even if we could suspend disbelief long enough to care. Nonetheless, there's enough going for this mediocre drama to make it a worthwhile small screen watch for sofa spuds with an appetite for the subject.


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