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Afterglow (1997)

A handyman with marital problems meets a housewife with the same.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lucky Mann
... Phyllis Mann
... Marianne Byron
... Jeffrey Byron
... Donald Duncan
Domini Blythe ... Helene Pelletier
... Bernard Ornay
Alan Fawcett ... Count Falco / Jack Dana
... Isabel Marino
... Gloria Marino
Genevieve Bissonnette ... Cassie
... Monica Bloom
Ivan Smith ... Doctor
Ellen David ... Judy the Waitress
... Byron's Concierge
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Storyline

Two families are unhappy with their respective relationships: first of ambitious businessman Jeffrey Byron and sexually frustrated Marianne and second of repair contractor Lucky Mann and former B-movie actress Phyllis. When Lucky arrives to Byron's apartment to make some minor repair and Marianne becomes obsessed with him, the everyday balance breaks. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Liebesflüstern  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,052, 28 December 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,441,642, 5 April 1998
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Trivia

Nick Nolte and Julie Christie would later appear in The Company You Keep (2012). See more »

Quotes

Jeffrey: You're the most fascinating woman I've met in my entire life.
Phyllis: Yes, I know.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Somewhere
Written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Tom Waits
Published by Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Company, LLC.
& G. Schirmer Inc.
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group by arrangement with
Warner Special Products
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What, not enough gunplay?
16 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

Afterglow is one of the best films of 1997. Julie Christie has been away too long. With the exception of her role as Gertrude in the 1996 version of Hamlet, I can't recall such a performance in years, and she radiates pure magic in this one. Nick Nolte is always at his best in the smaller, independent films and his portrayal in Afterglow is nothing short of brilliant. So, why isn't it available on laserdisc or DVD?


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