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After Hours (1985)

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An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho who he met that evening at a coffee shop.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Paul Hackett
... Marcy
... June
... Pepe (as Thomas Chong)
... Kiki
... Julie
... Tom the Bartender
... Neil
... Gail
... Waiter
... Horst
Robert Plunket ... Street Pickup
... Lloyd
... Coffee Shop Cashier
Larry Block ... Taxi Driver
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A meek word processor in New York impulsively travels downtown to Soho for date with an attractive, but apparently disturbed young woman, and finds himself trapped in a nightmarishly surreal vortex of improbable coincidences and farcical circumstances. Written by duke1029

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When it's after midnight in New York City, you don't have to look for love, laughter and trouble. They'll all find you! See more »


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11 October 1985 (USA)  »

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A Night in SoHo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,435, 13 September 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,600,000
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1.85 : 1
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Griffin Dunne and Verna Bloom were in three movies directed by John Landis. Griffin Dunne was in An American Werewolf in London (1981),and Amazon Women on the Moon (1987). Verna Bloom was in Animal House (1978). See more »

Goofs

When confronted by Tom's neighbors, Paul says he's a friend of Tom's, but during their initial meeting in the bar, Paul and Tom do not exchange names. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Paul Hackett: [Paul and Lloyd in front of a computer terminal] Alright, punch. Punch it in.
Lloyd: Right.
Paul Hackett: Okay, let's, first of all, refresh the screen here. Alright, and go into "format ruler".
[Lloyd punches at the keyboard]
Paul Hackett: There.
Lloyd: All right. Now, file?
Paul Hackett: Right.
Lloyd: Right?
[presses a key]
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are displayed over a moving shot of Paul's office, during which more and more employees show up for work. When the camera passes Paul's desk again, he has disappeared. See more »

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References An American Werewolf in London (1981) See more »

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Quando, Quando, Quando
Music by Tony Renis
Lyrics by Alberto Testa (as A. Testa) and Pat Boone
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Music
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All he wants to do is go home, simple huh?
6 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Such a dark, ironic and uncomfortably funny string of events plus a large helping of bizarre, paranoid and unpredictable characters have never before been forged into one story.

The film follows Paul Hacket (Griffin Dunne) on a date from hell, where from square one it all goes horribly wrong. As we move on, the mood winds up into a frenzied nightmare as this poor mans' plight goes from bad to worse. "All I want to do is go home" he says, running for his life from an angry mob.

The story isn't complex, which you may think could bore, but the characters are so delightfully wacky that you can't help but be transfixed.

We've all had bad days when we've said "Phew! What a nightmare!" - well forget it, until you've taken half the knocks this guy does, you've had but a walk in the park.

Don't just rent this movie - buy it.


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