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After the Sunset (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 12 November 2004 (USA)
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The story of what happens after a master thief achieves his last big score, when the F.B.I. Agent who promised he'd capture him, is about to do just that.

Director:

Brett Ratner

Writers:

Paul Zbyszewski (story), Paul Zbyszewski (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... Max Burdett
Salma Hayek ... Lola Cirillo
Woody Harrelson ... Stan Lloyd
Don Cheadle ... Henri Mooré
Naomie Harris ... Sophie
Chris Penn ... Rowdy Fan
Troy Garity ... Luc
Obba Babatundé ... Zacharias (as Obba Babatunde)
Russell Hornsby ... Jean-Paul
Mykelti Williamson ... Agent Stafford
Rex Linn ... Agent Kowalski
Robert Curtis Brown ... Lakers FBI Agent
Mark Moses ... Lakers FBI Agent
Michael Bowen ... FBI Driver
Tony Ledard Tony Ledard ... Referee
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Storyline

After a successful last score, a master thief retires to an island paradise. His lifelong nemesis, a crafty FBI agent, washes ashore to ensure he's making good on his promise. The pair soon enters into a new game of cat-and-mouse. Written by Anonymous

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Who will walk away?

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Al caer la noche See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,100,392, 14 November 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,328,132, 30 January 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,347,797, 18 March 2006
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Naomie Harris, who plays Miss Eve Moneypenny in the James Bond films, became the sixth major actor or actress who has starred in motion pictures based on works of John le Carré and Ian Fleming, both famous spy novelists. Harris' role as Gail Perkins in Our Kind of Traitor (2016) followed her two previous appearances in Bond movies, in Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015). Pierce Brosnan and Sir Sean Connery portrayed James Bond on-screen, and have starred in le Carré filmed adaptations, they being The Tailor of Panama (2001) and The Russia House (1990), respectively. Of Connery's 007 Bond films, his one unofficial Bond movie, Never Say Never Again (1983), co-starred Klaus Maria Brandauer, who also appeared in The Russia House (1990). Connery and Brandauer have starred in the same two Bond and le Carré spy movies. Also, Harris and Brosnan appeared in After the Sunset (2004). The first actor to portray "M" in the Bond films, Bernard Lee, was the first actor to do Bond and le Carré. Lee appeared as Patmore in le Carré's The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965), which was the first filmed adaptation of a le Carré novel. John le Carré's The Constant Gardener (2005) starred Ralph Fiennes, who played Justin Quayle, and has portrayed "M" (Gareth Mallory) in Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015), as has Harris played Miss Eve Moneypenny in the two. Rachel Weisz, the wife of Bond actor Daniel Craig, previously starred as Tessa Quayle in The Constant Gardener (2005), for which she won a Best Actress in a Supporting Role Academy Award, with Wiesz and Fiennes playing husband and wife in that movie. See more »

Goofs

When Max is 'gassing' Stan in the Suburban, he connects the gas to the AC refrigerant system which is a closed system. It would be impossible for the gas to get into the air vents. See more »

Quotes

Max Burdett: Give me a Jack on the rocks. It doesn't have a fancy name, but if it was good enough for Frank, it's good enough for me.
Luc: Frank? Who's Frank?
Max Burdett: Sinatra.
Luc: Did Frank take an umbrella?
Max Burdett: [laughing] Not even when it was raining.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: X-Men: First Class (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Drive Me Crazy
Written by Tony Kelly, Maurice Gregory and Ian Dyer
Performed by Kevin Lyttle featuring Mr. Easy
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Crop.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Enjoyable Heist Film
27 November 2004 | by christian123See all my reviews

Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek are a pair of diamond thieves fighting an endless cat and mouse game with an FBI agent (Woody Harrelson) until they decide to retire and move down to the Bahamas. When a cruise ship arrives carrying a priceless diamond, the chase begins anew.

After the Sunset is a pretty ordinary movie with some entertaining moments and a lot of gorgeous scenery. It won't challenge the viewer at all but it will offer a pretty enjoyable ride. The premise is fairly simple and it is nothing really new. Brett Ratner keeps things easy and safe as he moves the film at a nice pace. The opening scene is pretty funny and nicely done. The middle is also pretty good yet a little dull while the ending is just plain disappointing. I was expecting a nice payoff but the ending was so simple. This didn't ruin the movie but it doesn't warrant a viewing either.

The acting is pretty good and there are a few characters that keep the film interesting. Pierce Brosnan stars as Max and he gives a good performance. He sometimes looked a little tired but he usually seemed to be having fun. Woody Harrelson is great as the FBI agent and he looks to be having a great time. Salma Hayek offers great eye candy and a decent performance. She doesn't really do anything special except look very beautiful. Don Cheadle gives an okay performance though he doesn't get a lot of screen time.

There are a few reasons why After the Sunset would make for a good rental. First, the scenery looks great and eye candy never hurts. Second, the chemistry between Brosnan and Harrelson is surprisingly good and it is fun to watch them on screen. Third, those looking for some escapist fun should find it with this film. Last but not least, Salma Hayek looks amazing. I would have preferred a little more substance but the movie proved to be entertaining. In the end, After the Sunset isn't worth checking out in theaters but it could make for a decent rental. Rating 6/10


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