Max/W.Snipes has a one night stand with Karen/N.Kinski in NYC. He returns to his wife, 2 kids and career in LA but is affected. A year later, Max and Karen meet again by chance, but this time they're with their spouses.

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Mike Figgis

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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. See more »

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for drug content | See all certifications »
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Adrian Lyne was the first choice to direct the film, but turned it down in order to helm the remake of Lolita (1997). See more »

Goofs

When Charlie finds out about Max and Karen's affair, Karen is wearing dark red nail varnish. By the end of the scene she isn't wearing any. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: Life is an orange, Max.
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Connections

References H.R. Pufnstuf (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Shika No Tone
Performed by Aoki Shizuo, Yokoyama Katsuya
Courtesy of King Record Co. Ltd.
By Arrangement with Koch International Music
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More than One Night Stand
20 May 2002 | by patita-1See all my reviews

The title of this movie(One Night Stand) may suggest that it's about "Cheating" but is something else,is about an instant attraction,the things occur spontaneously between Karen(Ms Kinski )and Max(Wesley Snipes)THEN just a memory of that perfect woman,then the re- encounter,the desire and passion appears again and then…surprise!LOVE!

Max and Karen are drawn together with both of them finding something in each other that had been lacking in their own relationships BUT is Robert Downey jr who steals the show HE IS THE GLUE that represents human connection in the film,believe me HE ROCKS!!!.Wonderful performances by the cool Wesley Snipes,Ming Na Wen,Nastassja Kinski(she is so smooth!!!),OK I got to say something about this actress,Kinski,she's a true woman.She doesn't has the vulgarity of Jennifer Lopez(Oops!).

I also liked the two sex scenes of our protagonist with this two woman(the difference of how they make love…),even the film has some cameos from Ione Skye(remember that actress of Say Anything?);His real life brother ,the musician Donovan Leitch,OK Mike Figgis is the Director but he also is responsible of the wonderful music in this film.

I hate to say it,but Roger Ebert was right in saying that Kinski has the best line of the movie: "What do you do, Karen?" asks Mimi(Max's wife). And she replies: "I'm a rocket scientist."


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

One Night Stand 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

Gross USA:

$2,642,983

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,642,983
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1.85 : 1
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