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One Night Stand (1997)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  14 November 1997 (USA)
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Los-Angeles commercials director Max visits his friend, artist Charlie, who was diagnosed with AIDS in New York. There he meets Karen, they are attracted to each other and after they meet ... See full summary »

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Los-Angeles commercials director Max visits his friend, artist Charlie, who was diagnosed with AIDS in New York. There he meets Karen, they are attracted to each other and after they meet later that day at the concert, they have a passionate night. Then he returns home to L.A. to his family and wife Mimi. A year later Max returns to New York again to visit Charlie who is now dying, and there he meets Karen again, who is married to Charlie's brother Vernon. Written by Anonymous

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It was just one night that changed everything.

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Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for drug content | See all certifications »
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14 November 1997 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£22,318 (UK) (2 January 1998)

Gross:

£558,557 (UK) (2 January 1998)
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In his autobiography Hollywood Animal, Eszterhas states that his completed script was 90% dialogue and that Michael De Luca, New Line's head of production, told him that the company's employees liked the script so much that they were going around the office reciting lines of dialogue. See more »

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When Charlie finds out about Max and Karen's affair, Karen is wearing dark red nail varnish. By the end of the scene she isn't wearing any. See more »

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Simple but thought provoking!
16 March 2000 | by (Camberley, England) – See all my reviews

This movie is different from others in a sense that there's no good guy and bad guy line here. Nobody's perfect and nobody's totally wrong. However, in order to show Max-Caren pair as "unfaithful" as Mimi-Vernon pair, the event that was taking place outside the party was too imposed and simplistic. Some better idea should have come there. Extra-marital relationship is very complicated subject and deserves lot of thought. This movie at least provokes that kind of thought, though in a very simple way.

Ming-Na Wen and Wesley Snipes were over-acting on some occasions. Wesley's ad-firm colleagues were unnecessarily shown as stupid. However, Robert Downey Jr.'s part was superb, though his character was not directly related to the movie's main story. I was moved by him talking to Wesley about "life's like an orange". Some people here found Nastassja Kinski boring. I completely disagree. She was not blabbing, that's true, but look at her subtle facial expressions. One will rarely find this talent in Hollywood stars' face.

Another feature in this movie that I liked very much is the natural relationship between Black-White-Asian, which I can hardly find in a Hollywood movie unless the theme of the movie is race discrimination or something alike.

I give it a little above average credit. With better acting and little modification in the script this could be an extraordinary movie.


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