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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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Charlie Carlyle (as Marcus Paulk)
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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 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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$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

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[after almost being robbed at knifepoint]
Max Carlyle: Goddamn New York!
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References H.R. Pufnstuf (1969) See more »

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Heart of Glass
Written by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein
Performed by Blondie
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records, a division of EMI
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Life is an orange
24 September 2003 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews



In this excellent movie we are told an apparently very simple story where life meets death, success crosses with failure, conjugal life redounds in adultery and love triumphs over it all though in a somewhat strange way. A man's best friend is dying of AIDS. He comes to visit him and that fact unchains a lot of coincidences and accidental events which will change some people's lives. This story is really made of factual coincidences but this circumstance far from being a flaw, is its backbone since life itself is full of strange coincidences and those shown here are not improbable. Life is really an orange like the dying man tells his best friend in his deathbed. What does this mean indeed? The answer is not given in the movie so it's up to you to find it by yourself. Another very important feature of the plot is the solid friendship between these two men which is revealed by some very moving deeds and circumstances. One last word for the sound track music which is also excellent and adequate to the atmosphere of the movie thus reinforcing it and making us feel it more deeply. And one last warning: prudes, abstain from seeing this movie because you will hate it not so much for certain scenes (as a matter of fact we have seen a lot of more explicit ones in a lot of famous movies) but because you won't be able to lay your moral prejudice aside in order to admire the beauty of this true love story or to understand its rather odd end. Is it important to say that the lovers' couple is here composed of a black man and a white woman (Wesley Snipes and Nastassja Kinski who perform their roles very well)? I don't think so.


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