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Writer (WGA):
Alan Rudolph (written by)
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Release Date:
26 December 1997 (USA) See more »
A handyman with marital problems meets a housewife with the same. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 8 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Nick Nolte ... Lucky Mann

Julie Christie ... Phyllis Mann

Lara Flynn Boyle ... Marianne Byron

Jonny Lee Miller ... Jeffrey Byron

Jay Underwood ... 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 ... Cassie

Claudia Besso ... Monica Bloom
Ivan Smith ... Doctor
Ellen David ... Judy the Waitress

Don Jordan ... Byron's Concierge
Bill Rowat ... Pedro

Cas Anvar ... Frederico
David Francis ... Falco's Butler
John Dunn-Hill ... Derelict in Park

Warren 'Slim' Williams ... Chateau Lenore Pianist
Jean-François Sauvageau ... Chateau Lenore Singer
Bernard Tanguay ... Maitre D'
David McKeown ... Security Guard (as Dave McKeown)
Vanya Rose ... Hotel Receptionist

Mark Camacho ... Ritz-Carlton Bartender
Amy Kadawaki ... Chinese Restaurant Hostess
Salvatore Agostino ... Restaurant Owner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Serge Martineau ... Ritz-Carlton Doorman (Special Skill) (uncredited)
Houston Wong ... Musician (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Rudolph 
Writing credits
Alan Rudolph (written by)

Produced by
Robert Altman .... producer
Willi Bär .... executive producer (as Willi Baer)
James McLindon .... co-producer
Rebecca Morton .... associate producer
Ernst Etchie Stroh .... executive producer (as Etchie Stroh)
Original Music by
Mark Isham 
Cinematography by
Toyomichi Kurita 
Film Editing by
Suzy Elmiger 
Production Design by
François Séguin  (as François Seguin)
Art Direction by
Collin Niemi 
Set Decoration by
Pierre Perrault  (as Pierre Perreault)
Costume Design by
François Barbeau 
Makeup Department
Réjean Goderre .... hair stylist (as Rejean Goderre)
Micheline Trépanier .... makeup artist (as Micheline Trepanier)
Marie-France Cardinal .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Nathalie Trépanier .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Richard Lalonde .... production manager
Mario Nadeau .... unit manager
Francis Trottier .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Josée Drolet .... second assistant director (as Josee Drolet)
Christina Fon .... third assistant director
Pedro Gandol .... first assistant director
Art Department
Carole Arpin .... assistant props
Robert Bourdeau .... scenic painter
Anthony Bourgouin .... scenic technician (as Anthony Bourgoin)
Michel Brochu .... construction supervisor
Eric Brunet .... scenic technician (as Eric Gabriel Brunet)
Denis Caspar .... graphic artist
Alain Deniger .... scenic technician
Anne Galéa .... key decorator (as Anne Galea)
Odette Gauvreau .... scenic painter
Martin Gendron .... draftsman
Peter Krausz .... office paintings
Simon La Haye .... property master
Terry Lalos .... art department runner (as Theodore Lalos)
Helene Lamarre .... art department coordinator
Raymond Larose .... graphic artist
Lyne Rancourt .... property buyer
Susan Scott .... café paintings
Eric Turenne .... scenic technician
Sound Department
Yann Cleary .... sound trainee
Denis Dupont .... boom operator
Bruce Kitzmeyer .... foley editor
Claude La Haye .... sound recordist
George A. Lara .... foley recordist (as George Lara)
Lisa J. Levine .... adr editor
Tony Martinez .... sound editor
Michael W. Mitchell .... sound effects editor
Branka Mrkic .... sound editor
Eliza Paley .... supervising sound editor
Lou Solakofski .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul P. Soucek .... supervising sound editor
Orest Sushko .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Randy Wilson .... control room operator (uncredited)
Stéphane Lefebvre .... stunts (as Stephane Lefebvre)
David McKeown .... stunt coordinator (as Dave McKeown)
Camera and Electrical Department
Sylvain Bergevin .... best boy
Jean-Marc Casavant .... focus puller
Christian Chabot .... electrician
Frédéric Chamberland .... assistant camera (as Frederic Chamberland)
Jean-Maurice de Ernsted .... key grip (as Jean-Maurice De Ernsted)
Jacques Fortier .... gaffer
Darcy Greer .... camera trainee
Yves Lemieux .... electrician
Marion Mailhot .... grip
Yves Paquette .... generator operator
Véronique Plourde .... grip (as Veronique Plourde)
Peter Rosenfeld .... Steadicam operator
Joyce Rudolph .... unit photographer
Jean-François Sauvageau .... grip
Robert Stecko .... cinematographer: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Julie Breton .... casting assistant
Lucie Robitaille .... casting: Montréal
Sebastien Wolfe .... casting assistant
Amy Gerber .... casting associate (uncredited)
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Odette Gadoury .... assistant costume designer
Claire Garneau .... head stylist (as Claire 'Pickeron' Garneau)
Sophie Godard .... dresser
Editorial Department
Nancy Allen .... apprentice editor
Robert Borics .... color timer
Céline Béland .... assistant editor: Montréal (as Celine Beland)
Noel Dowd .... assistant editor
Justine Halliday .... post-production intern
Jeff Harkavy .... post-production intern
Keir Pearson .... post-production intern
Zeborah Tidwell .... associate editor
Catherine Rankin .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Music Department
Geri Allen .... musician: piano
Steve Borne .... music editor
Gary Burton .... musician: vibes
Billy Higgins .... musician: drums
Mark Isham .... musician: trumpet and electronics
Jeff Littleton .... musician: bass
Charles Lloyd .... musician: saxophone
Sid Page .... musician: violin
Ben Rogers .... music mixer
Talley Sherwood .... music recordist
Melissa Zaroff .... assistant music editor
Transportation Department
Mark Bendit .... driver
Michel Brouillette .... picture car coordinator
Ronald Guitard .... driver
Stephane Lanthier .... driver
Daniel Matthews .... transportation coordinator
Marcel Pare .... facility vehicles
Tim Parkinson .... driver
Other crew
Dominique Brault .... craft service
Liana Dee .... assistant administrator
Christian Fluet .... administrator: Montréal
Annika Krausz .... assistant to producers
Leopold Laliberte Guy .... office runner
Chris Larsen .... stand-in
Joe Lisanti .... reprint assistant
Marie-Claude Marleau .... stand-in
Sylvie-Anne Meek .... receptionist
Robert Packwood .... production assistant
Johanne Pelletier .... production coordinator
Marie Potvin .... assistant location manager
Charles Radford .... stand-in (as Charlie Radford)
Philippe Roy .... production assistant
Danielle Scott .... auditor: USA
Steve Simard .... production assistant
Danielle Sotet .... auditor: USA
Michèle St-Arnaud .... location manager (as Michele St-Arnaud)
Emma Stevens .... stand-in
Louise Theriault .... script supervisor
Marianne Wisenthal .... assistant: Nick Nolte
Lindy Davies .... performance consultant (uncredited)
George Sheanshang .... legal services (uncredited)
Wren Arthur .... special thanks
Alfrieda Benge .... special thanks
Jean-Claude Bisaillon .... special thanks
Denise Breton .... special thanks
Anne Brosseau .... special thanks
Chantal Cerruti .... special thanks
Konni Corriere .... special thanks
Dim .... special thanks
Pam Dixon .... special thanks
Irene Litinsky .... special thanks
Margaret Muldoon .... special thanks
Edith Myers .... special thanks
François Ouimet .... special thanks
Linda Rosenthal .... special thanks
Thomas Rubin .... special thanks
Nancy Rica Schiff .... special thanks
Robert Stecko .... special thanks
Bart Walker .... special thanks
Jonathan Wenk .... special thanks
Diana Buri Weymar .... special thanks (as Diana Weymar)
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for sexuality and some language
119 min
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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 »
Jeffrey:I'm Jeffrey Byron III.
Phyllis:The third what?
Jeffrey:What they were making at the time. There won't be a fourth. We Byrons quit when we get it right.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Great to see Julie Christie, at least, 17 June 2002
Author: Boyo-2

I like Alan Rudolph movies. I always thought of him as Robert Altman Lite.

When I saw "Welcome to L.A." in 1902 (I am exaggerating, but barely), I loved it and it seemed very Altman-like, and even starred some of the Altman-ettes like Geraldine Chaplin and Sissy Spacek. Most of the people were unhappy and if I'm not mistaken, Chaplin spends the whole movie in taxi cabs, taking pictures of the corners of buildings.

When I saw "Choose Me" years later, it had a breezy, jazzy feel to it that I loved. It was about people in love, unlucky in love, wanting more love, wanting love from someone else, etc.

"Afterglow" is a little like both of these movies. It has its jazz soundtrack intact and the people are miserable.

In a nutshell, Julie and Nick haven't had a decent moment together since before they can remember. Lara and Johnny Lee are much younger but also accumulating many bad moments. Secrets are revealed.

Both couples switch mates. They are not that much happier. Both find out about the other. That's it.

Nolte and Julie Christie have some good scenes together, but she has much more chemistry with Johnny Lee Miller, who gives the best performance in the movie by a mile. He nails his role as a yuppie/scumbag perfectly.

The whole thing is way too long. There are unnecessary scenes galore. If it were not for Julie Christie, I would have lasted 20 minutes w/this one. 5/10.

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