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After Dark, My Sweet (1990)

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An ex-boxer is drifting around after escaping from the mental hospital. He meets a widow who convinces him to help fix up the neglected estate her ex-husband left. Her Uncle talks them both... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Kevin 'kid' Collins
... Bert
... Fay Anderson
... Garrett "Uncle Bud" Stoker
Tom Wagner ... Counterman
... Truck Driver (as Michael G. Hagerty)
James E. Bowen Jr. ... Second Driver
George Dickerson ... Doc Goldman
Napoleon Walls ... Boxing Referee
... Jack
... Nanny
James Cotton ... Charlie
... Cop
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Vincent Mazella Jr. ... Flashback Fighter (as Vince Mazzella Jr.)
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An ex-boxer is drifting around after escaping from the mental hospital. He meets a widow who convinces him to help fix up the neglected estate her ex-husband left. Her Uncle talks them both into helping kidnap a rich boy for ransom money, and the ex-fighter must make decisions about his loyalties and what is right. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Seduced beyond the limits of deception. Betrayed beyond the limits of desire.


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24 August 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Depois do anoitecer, querida  »

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$2,678,414
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The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list. See more »

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When Bruce Dern and Jason Patric are sitting in the car looking at the mansion, about 30 minutes into the movie, the reflection of a crew member is visible in the chrome of the driver side rear view mirror. See more »

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Kevin 'kid' Collins: She needs me, Doc. You know what that means, to have someone really need you for the first time in your life?
Doc Goldman: I know. But Collie, it still isn't right.
Kevin 'kid' Collins: It must be! Because when I woke up this morning, i was glad. I was glad to be alive, Doc.. because I knew someone else would be glad. And people just aren't glad unless you need them. They may be nice and friendly like you or Bud. If they don't need you, they really can't be glad, they really can't care whether you're alive or not and when no ...
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Rambling Man
9 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

An ex-boxer drifts into a town and becomes involved with a rich widow and her shady friend. It moves very slowly, which is fine if the characters are interesting or the plot is compelling, but that's not the case here. The characters are very poorly developed and the plot wanders aimlessly, making for a rather dull movie. Patric's performance is somewhat one-note, with that one note being a smoldering look. The whole psychological mumbo-jumbo regarding his mental state is not the least bit interesting. Ward lacks the allure required for her role. Dern does what he can with a sketchily drawn character. The direction is journeyman at best.


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