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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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Charlie Carlyle (as Marcus Paulk)
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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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Joe Eszterhas wrote the original script, which was a series of loosely-connected sex scenes. When Mike Figgis took over the project and rewrote most of the script, Ezsterhas decided to take his name off the film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[after almost being robbed at knifepoint]
Max Carlyle: Goddamn New York!
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References The Woman Next Door (1981) See more »

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Adagio
from Violin Sonata #1, 1st Movement
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Arranged and Performed by Daniel Shindaryov
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Major disappointment from Figgis
25 February 1999 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

LEAVING LAS VEGAS affected me like almost no other movie has, so I was bound to find this film somewhat of a let-down, but even I was surprised by how much. In his other films, Figgis has demonstrated he's a master with mood and atmosphere, and he's good here as well. The scene where Max and Karen first meet is nicely played, without too much foreshadowing thrown in. But this is a conventional plot, and try as he might, Figgis isn't able to make it interesting enough. And as much as I hate Joe Eszterhas (whose screenplay this is re-written from), I can't imagine his ending was any worse (or maybe this was his ending).

I'm not a big fan of Kinski to begin with, but to be fair, she has almost nothing to work with, and she does try. And I like Ming-Na Wen, but she's also stuck, she with a too-unsympathetic character. The men come off better; Snipes and MacLachlan are good, but really, the main reason this is worth watching is Robert Downey Jr., who avoids cliche even when his character is dying. Otherwise, you're left wondering, what the hell was the purpose here?


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