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Afterglow (1997)

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

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Storyline

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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Also Known As:

Liebesflüstern  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,052, 28 December 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,441,642, 5 April 1998
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Trivia

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

Marianne: I love the way you smell-like a man! Jeffrey smells like soap.
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Connections

Featured in The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) 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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turn down the words... listen to the music... watch the pictures.
19 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

Not a great story (even annoying at times), but a great film. Beautifully photographed by Kurita, with more than a few truly mesmerizing enchanting moments. Many of those scenes capture the essence of nonchalance which Julie Christie has perfected (or reveals of herself). Her magical detached, casual, indifference thru Kurita's lens is the power and soul of Afterglow.


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