Afterglow (1997)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  20 March 1998 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 2,850 users   Metascore: 68/100
Reviews: 46 user | 43 critic | 22 from

A handyman with marital problems meets a housewife with the same.



0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Affliction (1997)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A deeply troubled small town cop investigates a suspicious hunting death while events occur that cause him to mentally disintergrate.

Director: Paul Schrader
Stars: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn
Darling (1965)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.

Director: John Schlesinger
Stars: Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey
Certificate: GP Drama | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A family of fiercely independent Oregon loggers struggle to keep the family business alive amidst changing times.

Director: Paul Newman
Stars: Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The stories of several people are told as they stay at a seaside hotel in Bournemouth which features dining at "Separate Tables."

Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, David Niven
The V.I.P.s (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Fog delays a group of travelers headed for New York. They wait at the V.I.P. lounge of London Airport, each at a moment of crisis in his or her life.

Director: Anthony Asquith
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Louis Jourdan
Away from Her (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.

Director: Sarah Polley
Stars: Julie Christie, Michael Murphy, Gordon Pinsent
Billy Liar (1963)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A lazy, irresponsible young clerk in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family.

Director: John Schlesinger
Stars: Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie, Wilfred Pickles
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A landscape architect's dealings with a young thief cause him to re-evaluate his life.

Director: Anthony Minghella
Stars: Jude Law, Robin Wright, Vera Farmiga
Algiers (1938)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah.

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Charles Boyer, Hedy Lamarr, Sigrid Gurie
Marlowe (1969)
Certificate: M Mystery | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Quiet young Orfamay Quest from Kansas has hired private detective Philip Marlowe to find her brother. After two leads turn up with ice picks stuck in them, he discovers blackmail photos ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart
Stars: James Garner, Gayle Hunnicutt, Carroll O'Connor
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.

Director: Elia Kazan
Stars: Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Hazel Flagg of Warsaw, Vermont receives the news that her terminal case of radium poisoning from a workplace incident was a complete misdiagnosis with mixed emotions. She is happy not to be... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winninger


Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucky Mann
Marianne Byron
Donald Duncan
Domini Blythe ...
Helene Pelletier
Yves Corbeil ...
Bernard Ornay
Alan Fawcett ...
Count Falco / Jack Dana
Michèle-Barbara Pelletier ...
Isabel Marino
France Castel ...
Gloria Marino
Genevieve Bissonnette ...
Monica Bloom
Ivan Smith ...
Ellen David ...
Judy the Waitress
Byron's Concierge


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:




Release Date:

20 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Liebesflüstern  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$2,441,642 (USA) (3 April 1998)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Nick Nolte and Julie Christie would later appear in The Company You Keep (2012). See more »


Phyllis: Well, I haven't seen this much splendor since Bambi.
See more »


Featured in The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) See more »


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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The Only Film I've Ever Walked Out On
15 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Dreadful puns. Unbearable middle-class, underwritten archness. Acting, script that jars even more mercilessly once you realize they're not elements of an avant-garde distanciation strategy. Probably the only film I've ever seen that elicited sheer untrammeled loathing at every moment of viewing, usually bad films only evoke a mild bemusement and wondering when it'll be over, an expectation that it may improve. Compare with meeting someone who fills you with such futility and tedium after the first few words of conversation that you just walk away from them with no excuses or explanations. This film is that person.

tedious, irritating schlock.A pristine 'chamber piece' of fatuous complacency. The 1st 20 min came with such an undertow of nauseous inertia, life flashing before eyes, etc, that didn't stick with it. Maybe should watch it again? Do they all get blown up in the end?

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Jeffrey and sex minq1979
Soundtrack miller-10
The Best Scene mguevarra61-1
Discuss Afterglow (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: