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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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Genres:

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

Jeffrey: Smoke gets in your eyes.
Phyllis: Kern-Hammerstein.
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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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Julie's the whole show
10 April 1999 | by FANatic-10See all my reviews

I have extremely mixed feelings about this film. On the one hand, I have only praise for Alan Rudolph for writing a great character for Julie Christie to play and giving her a role she could truly sink her teeth in and prove again what a sensational actress she is. And yet - the film that has been built around her is an almost total dud. I found the plot lame, and Lara Flynn Boyle and Jonny Lee Miller execrable. But when Nick Nolte and especially Julie Christie are on screen, all is forgiven. They're great together, but it's Christie's film all the way. She is such a rarity - an actress who combines genuine Movie Star Glamour, the real deal, with a thoroughly modern sensibility. I could go on gushing, but let me just say that she is sublime and this film gives us an all too rare opportunity to see her in full glory, albeit in a vehicle that's less than worthy of her.


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