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After the Sunset (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  12 November 2004 (USA)
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The story of what happens after a master thief achieves his last big score, when the FBI agent who promised he'd capture him is about to do just that.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rowdy Fan
Zacharias (as Obba Babatunde)
Lakers FBI Agent
Lakers FBI Agent
FBI Driver
Tony Ledard ...


After a successful last score, a master thief retires to an island paradise. His lifelong nemesis, a crafty FBI agent, washes ashore to ensure he's making good on his promise. The pair soon enters into a new game of cat-and-mouse. Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

diamond | fbi agent | fbi | island | thief | See All (154) »


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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 November 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Al caer la noche  »

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Box Office


$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,100,392 (USA) (12 November 2004)


$11,270,971 (Europe) (6 May 2005)

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It was so cold during filming of some beach scenes, that the actors' breath was visible. See more »


When Stan is rushing past the ship's lobby to accost the stranger in the hazmat suit, he runs over two black electrical cables draped across the floor. Known as "stingers", these cables likely go to one or more lights that were hastily added to the set in order to light this quick shot. See more »


Stan Lloyd: It's okay to be happy to see me. Just because you're English doesn't mean you need to hide your emotions.
Max Burdett: I'm Irish. We let people know how we feel. Now fuck off.
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References To Catch a Thief (1955) See more »


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Written by Rupee (as Rupert Antonio Clarke)
Performed by Rupee
Remix Produced by Salaam Remi
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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2 June 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

After the Sunset sees Pierce Brosnan play an ex-jewel thief in a simple "will the old pro come out of retirement for one last job" movie that is far more entertaining than its unoriginal premise sounds.

Pierce Brosnan takes to his dressed-down James Bond role very well, and the jokes and his style make him a very likable character. Woody Harrelson, the rival FBI agent, puts in a similarly enjoyable performance, and his inept bumblings around the island create some unexpected comic situations between the cop and the thief. It's the relationship between these two (and the compromising situations they find themselves in) that makes the film, as they antagonize each other and almost become buddies toward the end. Their encounters add something fresh and unexpected to the movie's simple formula and make it really entertaining.

Oh, and special mentions have to go out for Don Cheadle and Salma Hayek. Don's character is very funny, and he plays both sides of it well, and as for Salma...let's just say the directors are aware of what their male audience wants to see.

All in all, it's funny, quick, easy to follow, and contains enough little quirks to make After the Sunset an enjoyable and entertaining experience.

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