Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.
In Manhattan, the British limousine driver Alfie is surrounded by beautiful women, most of them clients, and he lives as a Don Juan, having one night stands with all of them and without any sort of commitment. His girl-friend and single-mother Julie is quite upset with the situation and his best friends are his colleague Marlon and his girl-friend Lonette. Alfie has a brief affair with Lonette, and the consequences of his act forces Alfie to reflect and wonder about his life style. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When filming was taking place in Manchester, England in 2003, a local resident who lived across the street recorded set construction, and on-set activity from his window with a camcorder. When the director, Charles Shyer, found out the local resident was doing this he threatened to "sue his ass" but the resident reminded him that they were filming outside his very house. See more »
During the scene at the florist's shop (supposedly in downtown Manhattan but filmed in Liverpool), there is a shot looking into the shop from outside. A couple of small Regency-style terraced houses, clearly inappropriate for the film's setting, can be seen reflected in the window. See more »
You're lucky you know. I rarely allow anyone into my flat.
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The main credits at the end of the picture show the person's face alongside his or her name. Even Michael Caine is pictured, alongside Bill Naughton's credit. See more »
Jude Law stars as the lothario Alfie in the remake of the classic swaggering film which Michael Caine received a Best Actor nomination back in 1966. However, many critic pundits questioned Jude Law starring as Alfie on the remake of the classic film. They asked such questions as: Is it unlawful for Jude to try to duplicate the mastery of Caine? Is it unlawful for Jude to appear in yet another film in 2004? (Law appeared in 6 films in 2004) and Is it unlawful to cast who People Magazine selected as the sexiest man on earth as the womanizing British cad in New York? Hey, Jude! In my opinion, you have committed no unlawful cinematic crime. Your performance as Alfie was as vigorous and suave as they come! "The talking to the audience" bit as he plans out his next female conquest or dumpation was marvel cinematic magic. The hell with Superman or Batman, "Alfie" is a true marvel comic superhero. The women of "Alfie" were the tasty dishes of Fettuccini "Alfieredo". Nia Long, Marisa Tomei, Jane Krakowski, Sienna Miller, and the ageless Susan Sarandon were quite appetizing with their performances. Director Charles Shyer did the "shyer" thing by casting Law as Alfie. Writer Bill Naughton's naughty script was "Alfieboloso"; as whimsical as they come! So get struck by Alfie! Watch it today! It is one of the most entertaining films I have ever seen! ***** Excellent
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