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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
Yves Corbeil ...
Bernard Ornay
Alan Fawcett ...
Count Falco / Jack Dana
Michèle-Barbara Pelletier ...
Isabel Marino
France Castel ...
Gloria Marino
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Cassie
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Monica Bloom
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Judy the Waitress
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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26 December 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$2,441,642 (USA) (3 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

Jeffrey: Ever wonder about women being like fine wine?
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Somewhere
Written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Tom Waits
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& G. Schirmer Inc.
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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?


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