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One Night Stand (1997)

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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.

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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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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 (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In his autobiography "Hollywood Animal", Joe Eszterhas states that his completed script was ninety percent dialogue, and that Michael De Luca, New Line's head of production, told him that the company's employees liked the script so much, that they were going around the office reciting lines of dialogue. See more »

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Karen's hairclip is different in the scene entering the concert and in the walk home afterwards. See more »

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Charlie: Life is an orange, Max.
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The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Music by William Steffe
Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe
Performed by Eddy Davis' New Orleans Jazz Band
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Low Flames.
13 June 2012 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Los Angeles commercial director Wesley Snipes goes to New York to visit dying childhood friend Robert Downey, Jr. (who is in the latter stages of AIDS) and has a quick affair with yuppie Nastassja Kinski. Their secret seems safe until one year later Snipes returns to New York with his erotic, but oft-times mean-spirited wife (Ming Na-Wen) and they meet Kinski by chance when they find out that she is actually married to Downey Jr.'s older brother (a cold and seemingly unfeeling Kyle MacLachlan, even equipped with latex gloves because of his fear of catching AIDS). Would-be potboiler is actually pretty tame in the end with Snipes and Na-Wen providing a few light sparks with a couple of emotional sparring matches, but probably the greatest conflict actually occurs between Snipes and his boss (Thomas Haden Church who in the end is really only a window-dressing character here). Kinski and MacLachlan are more quiet and supposedly deep-thinking than anything else and in the end it is Downey, Jr. who is the revelation being almost unrecognizable as a young man whose body and mind are beginning to decay from his horrid illness. However, it is almost like he is in the wrong film as his part just basically is used as a bridge on more than one occasion between Snipes and Kinski. Writer/director Mike Figgis (who was fresh off "Leaving Las Vegas" in 1995) tends to use coincidence, chance, and splintered relationships between major roles to get his points across. The film stutters and drags to its finale, finally resolving with a would-be jaw-dropping conclusion which in actuality most could probably see a mile away. Just lacks the fire and intensity needed to be much more than a curiosity and little else. 2.5 out of 5 stars.


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