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Afterglow (1997)

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

Director:

Alan Rudolph

Writer:

Alan Rudolph

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Nolte ... Lucky Mann
Julie Christie ... Phyllis Mann
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Marianne Byron
Jonny Lee Miller ... Jeffrey Byron
Jay Underwood ... Donald Duncan
Domini Blythe Domini Blythe ... Helene Pelletier
Yves Corbeil ... Bernard Ornay
Alan Fawcett Alan Fawcett ... Count Falco / Jack Dana
Michèle-Barbara Pelletier ... Isabel Marino
France Castel ... Gloria Marino
Genevieve Bissonnette Genevieve Bissonnette ... Cassie
Claudia Besso ... Monica Bloom
Ivan Smith Ivan Smith ... Doctor
Ellen David Ellen David ... Judy the Waitress
Don Jordan ... 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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Classics

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

20 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Liebesflüstern See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lara Flynn Boyle is named after Julie Christie's character in Doctor Zhivago (1965). This is the first time they act together. See more »

Quotes

Phyllis: What you and your kitties do in your own basket is none of my business.
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Soundtracks

Et Maintenant
Music by Gilbert Bécaud
Lyrics by Pierre Delanoë
Performed by Gilbert Bécaud
Published by Editions Redeau Rouge/BMG Music Publishing, France
Administered in U.S. by BMG Songs, Inc.
Courtesy of Capitol Records under license from EMI-Capitol Music
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The Only Film I've Ever Walked Out On
15 August 2005 | by marinar-1See all my reviews

Dreadful puns. Unbearable middle-class, underwritten archness. Acting, script that jars even more mercilessly once you realize they're not elements of an avant-garde distanciation strategy. Probably the only film I've ever seen that elicited sheer untrammeled loathing at every moment of viewing, usually bad films only evoke a mild bemusement and wondering when it'll be over, an expectation that it may improve. Compare with meeting someone who fills you with such futility and tedium after the first few words of conversation that you just walk away from them with no excuses or explanations. This film is that person.

tedious, irritating schlock.A pristine 'chamber piece' of fatuous complacency. The 1st 20 min came with such an undertow of nauseous inertia, life flashing before eyes, etc, that didn't stick with it. Maybe should watch it again? Do they all get blown up in the end?


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