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One Night Stand (1997)

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Los Angeles advertisement director Max visits his friend, artist Charlie, who was diagnosed with A.I.D.S. in New York. There he meets Karen, they are attracted to each other and after they ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Carlyle (as Marcus Paulk)
Natalie Trott ...
Saffron Carlyle
Charlie's Father


Los Angeles advertisement director Max visits his friend, artist Charlie, who was diagnosed with A.I.D.S. 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.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for drug content | See all certifications »




Release Date:

14 November 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bir gecelik ask  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$978,819 (USA) (14 November 1997)


£558,557 (UK) (2 January 1998)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


The photo that Max takes of Charlie has both Max and Charlie in it See more »


Don: Dope-smokin' man-kissin' Max. Hey, tambourine man, the 60s are over.
Max Carlyle: You know what, Don? Fuck you.
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References H.R. Pufnstuf (1969) See more »


Charlie, Happy Birthday
Written and Performed by Greta Gaines & Donovan (as Donovan Leitch)
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A Great Movie
27 December 1998 | by (West Hollywood) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie with amazing actors. One suggestion for all the people who give it a bad review: Rent the DVD and listen to the track with the directors commentary (the full length movie). What I read so far on reviews, including the official ones from all the Siskel and Eberts, they seem to misunderstand the movie. They are criticizing exactly what the director did on purpose. Watch the movie - watch the commentary version - watch the movie again. It is a great experience.

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