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Afterglow (1997)

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

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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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20 March 1998 (USA)  »

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Liebesflüstern  »

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Opening Weekend:

$50,052 (USA) (28 December 1997)

Gross:

$2,441,642 (USA) (5 April 1998)
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Marianne: Is your wife an actress?
Lucky Mann: All the time.
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Connections

Featured in If We Picked the Winners (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Et Maintenant
Music by Gilbert Bécaud
Lyrics by Pierre Delanoë
Performed by Gilbert Bécaud
Published by Editions Redeau Rouge/BMG Music Publishing, France
Administered in U.S. by BMG Songs, Inc.
Courtesy of Capitol Records under license from EMI-Capitol Music
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What, not enough gunplay?
16 January 1999 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

Afterglow is one of the best films of 1997. Julie Christie has been away too long. With the exception of her role as Gertrude in the 1996 version of Hamlet, I can't recall such a performance in years, and she radiates pure magic in this one. Nick Nolte is always at his best in the smaller, independent films and his portrayal in Afterglow is nothing short of brilliant. So, why isn't it available on laserdisc or DVD?


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