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One Night Stand (1997)

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Los Angeles advertisement director Max visits his friend, artist Charlie, who was diagnosed with A.I.D.S. in New York City. There he meets Karen, they are attracted to each other and after ... See full summary »

Director:

Mike Figgis

Writer:

Mike Figgis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wesley Snipes ... Max Carlyle
Nastassja Kinski ... Karen
Kyle MacLachlan ... Vernon
Ming-Na Wen ... Mimi Carlyle
Robert Downey Jr. ... Charlie
Marcus T. Paulk ... Charlie Carlyle (as Marcus Paulk)
Natalie Trott Natalie Trott ... Saffron Carlyle
John Calley ... Charlie's Father
Glenn Plummer ... George
Amanda Donohoe ... Margaux
Zoë Nathenson ... Mickey
Thomas Haden Church ... Don
Vincent Ward ... Nathan
John Ratzenberger ... Phil
Thomas Kopache ... Merv
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Storyline

Los Angeles advertisement director Max visits his friend, artist Charlie, who was diagnosed with A.I.D.S. in New York City. There he meets Karen, they are attracted to each other and after they meet later that day at the concert, they have a passionate night. Then he returns home to Los Angeles to his family, and wife Mimi. A year later, Max returns to New York City again to visit Charlie, who is now dying, and there he meets Karen again, who is married to Charlie's brother Vernon.

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It was just one night that changed everything.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bir gecelik ask See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$978,819, 16 November 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,618,335, 14 December 1997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,600,000, 4 January 1998
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joe Eszterhas wrote the original script, which was a series of loosely-connected sex scenes. When Mike Figgis took over the project, and re-wrote most of the script, Ezsterhas decided to take his name off the film. See more »

Goofs

The photo that Max takes of Charlie has both Max and Charlie in it See more »

Quotes

Mimi Carlyle: I wonder what's got into Oscar. Does he smell another bitch on you?
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Soundtracks

The Blues From Wayback
Written and Performed by Mark Whitfield
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Life is an Orange
21 April 2007 | by somnopolis1See all my reviews

I absolutely love this movie. Figgis' use of music gives me chills and I don't find some of the 'coincidences', in the movie's plot too unbelievable. Rather than being a clichéd Hollywood film on adultery, I've always thought it to be a joyful celebration of life in the face of mortality. Robert Downey Jnr. milks a whole scene for comedic effect solely with the use of his owl-like eyes. While a similar scene in your average film would be knee-deep in pap miserabilism. There is something subversive in the director and actors finding humour amidst such morbidity.

But it's the music that keeps me coming back. Figgis' enthusiasm for jazz is well in evidence here and there's even a neat use of Nina Simone's 'Exactly Like You'.

Natassja Kinski and Ming Na Wen don't hurt none either.


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