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About Last Night (1986)

About Last Night... (original title)
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A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.

Director:

Edward Zwick

Writers:

David Mamet (play), Tim Kazurinsky (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Danny
Demi Moore ... Debbie
Jim Belushi ... Bernie (as James Belushi)
Elizabeth Perkins ... Joan
George DiCenzo ... Mr. Favio
Michael Alldredge ... Mother Malone
Robin Thomas ... Steve Carlson
Donna Gibbons Donna Gibbons ... Alex
Megan Mullally ... Pat
Patricia Duff ... Leslie
Rosanna DeSoto ... Mrs. Lyons (as Rosana De Soto)
Sachi Parker ... Carrie
Robert Neches Robert Neches ... Gary
Joe Greco Joe Greco ... Gus
Ada Maris ... Carmen
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Storyline

Danny and Bernie are two single men living their lives on the wild side. But when Danny meets Debbie at a bar and the two start a relationship with a one night stand, Danny's life takes a different turn. How does this passionate night become a full affair and what effect will this relationship have on both people and their friendship with their best mates ? Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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Taglines:

Making love was easy...being in love difficult. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

David Mamet, whose play this film was based on, is an established writer-director in both stage and cinema, but Mamet did not write or co-write the screenplay for this adaptation of his stage play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" (1974). See more »

Goofs

During the breakup scene Debbie turns on the light next to Danny and makes the comment about not being in the dark anymore but when the scene ends and it cuts back to Danny the room is dark again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Danny: So?
Bernie: So what?
Danny: So tell me.
Bernie: What?
Danny: About last night!
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Alternate Versions

There are two versions of this movie. In the kitchen, in one version, they're nude, but there's also a version with them wearing underwear in that scene. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Beauty and the Beast: About Last Night (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

SO FAR, SO GOOD
Written by Tom Snow and Cynthia Weil
Performed by Sheena Easton
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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User Reviews

one of the best movies on being in love
15 February 2003 | by khouston86See all my reviews

This movie is extremely entertaining and moving. Neither Demi Moore nor Rob Lowe has ever looked better (and you get to see plenty of them). The last scene never fails to get me, and the whole movie rings incredibly true on being in love. Hell, Demi Moore even looks and acts like a girlfriend I had when I was a little bit younger. This is a funny, smart movie that stays with you forever, and I will pay it the ultimate compliment: We are lucky it was made. Vastly underrated on this site, About Last Night is a ten.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sexual Perversity in Chicago See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,152,469, 6 July 1986

Gross USA:

$38,702,310

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,702,310
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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