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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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It's about men, women, choices, friendship, love, last night... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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The Chicago, Illinois exteriors were matched by locations in the Los Angeles, California area. "Moms", a popular saloon in Brentwood, California became the tumultuous "Mother Malonels". The Robert Arranaga Restaurant Supply Company needed little conversion to serve as the workplace where Danny (Rob Lowe) rebels after being ordered to "pull the plug" and cut off credit to a friend who owns a dying diner. See more »

Goofs

When Danny enters the bar on St. Patrick's Day he is soaking wet. When he and Debbie go outside seconds later Danny is completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Danny: Oh, you're not leavin' are ya?
Joan: No, we're walking in backwards.
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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 »

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LIVING INSIDE MY HEART
Written and Performed by Bob Seger
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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One of the Best Movies about Sex, Love and Immature Relationship
13 June 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Chicago, the salesmen of restaurant supplies Danny Martin (Rob Lowe) and Bernie Litgo (James Belushi) are best friends and womanizers. One night, the handsome Danny meets Deborah 'Debbie' Sullivan (Demi Moore) in a bar and they have one night stand. Debbie works in an advertisement agency and lives with her roommate and best friend, the kindergarten teacher Joan Gunther (Elizabeth Perkins), and falls in love with Danny.

The infatuated Debbie moves to Danny's apartment and they have great sex but very few conversation. Their closest friends Joan and Bernie frequently try to sabotage their relationship. Five months later, Danny breaks with her and the brokenhearted Debbie returns to Joan's apartment. Meanwhile Danny grows up and misses Debbie, but maybe it might be too late for reconciliation.

"About Last Night…" is one of the best movies about love, sex and immature relationship from the 80's and one of my favorite films ever. The charming lead characters are wonderfully performed by Demi Moore and Rob Lowe that show a magnificent chemistry.

The story is realistic and shows the difficulties of a young couple to live together, with four young central characters of twenty and something years old: Debbie is a young woman that has an affair with her boss and has a crush on Danny and wants a steady relationship. Danny is an insecure man frustrated with his work that does not want to have a commitment with Debbie. Bernie is chauvinist pig that sees women as sexual objects. And Joan is a frustrated woman that is constantly dumped by her boyfriends.

"About Last Night…" is a cult for people from my generation that certainly will find identification with the lead characters and their relationships. Last but not the least, Demi Moore is delightful to be seen in the 80's ("No Small Affair"; "St. Elmo's Fire" and "About Last Night"). My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Sobre Ontem a Noite…" ("About Last Night...")


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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