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About Last Night... (1986)

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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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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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Stuart Oken, one of the movie's producers, who was involved in an earlier production of the film's source play as managing director of the Chicago city's Organic Theatre Comapny, said: "We've altered [David] Mamet's work to reflect the difference we perceive in the 'sexual politics' of the [nineteen] eighties [decade]. Mamet saw the romance as doomed from the start. We hold out hope that these two people can successfully navigate their way through the singles' maze and build the foundation for a more meaningful relationship. No promises, mind you. Just a shot at it". 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

Steve Carlson: I thought we had something kind of special.
Debbie: No, it was kind of sleazy. And now... it's kind of over.
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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 Thirtysomething: About Last Night (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

TRIALS OF THE HEART
Written by Thom Bishop, Michael Day and Rocky Maffit
Performed by Nancy Shanks
Courtesy of EMI America Records
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21 years later and this story remains true as ever
6 December 2007 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

I just bought a DVD with About Last Night and St. Elmo's Fire, I figured since it was 5 dollars to give it a look. I watched About Last Night first, I have to say that this movie despite it's dated look and music, is still vital to today's world of love and sex. It's amazing how we still haven't changed that much, huh? But anyways, onto the movie, over all acting and the way that About Last Night was shot, I'd say this was a decent movie. It's still somewhat of a classic to this day, it starred a couple of the famous members of the brat pack, Demi Moore and Rob Lowe who had absolutely amazing chemistry on screen and really brought the relationship to life. While I admit, that this is very dated, it's all good, most of our movies will one day be dated, it's kinda fun to see what life was like then. I was only 1 years old when this movie came out, so those shoulder pads would've weighed me down, lol. Despite the dated look, the story is as true as it ever was today.

Debbie and Danny, first off, how corny are these names put together? OK, back onto the story, they meet at their favorite bar and hook up, it seems like the most common one night stand. But they can't help but think of each other, so they continue on with their sexual relationship. But they are getting more and more serious with seeing each other, so they move in together, as just room mates as first. But eventually they decide to try a relationship as boyfriend and girlfriend. But things get very difficult with their two best friends who are just rooting for their relationship to crumble to pieces. Then they must confront the difficult part, is there anything they have past than just the physical attraction? You'll have to see for yourself.

About Last Night is a good movie, the acting and over all film is average, it's watchable. It has a little comedy to it as well, so it's not all drama. It's got some steamy moments between Demi and Rob, I have to say that it was beautifully shot in the scene where they first say I love you to each other. But this movie really did get to me because I could totally relate to Demi's character on every level, I think that's another plus is that it is written very realistically and doesn't just have them be all happy again after all their problems, it's very realistic to what trials a relationship goes through. I would recommend About Last Night, it's a good film and a fun time capsule.

6/10


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