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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 ... 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 ... Doctor
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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Details

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

Gross USA:

$2,441,642
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Nick Nolte and Julie Christie would later appear in The Company You Keep (2012). See more »

Goofs

Phyllis puts out her cigarette at the restaurant, but it seems to be still burning. See more »

Quotes

Phyllis: Well, I haven't seen this much splendor since Bambi.
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Connections

References Bambi (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Somewhere
Written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Tom Waits
Published by Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Company, LLC.
& G. Schirmer Inc.
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group by arrangement with
Warner Special Products
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an elegant film
26 January 2004 | by patc-5See all my reviews

The writer/ director Alan Rudolph clearly understands the beauty of woman. The combination of Julie Christie and Lara Flynn Boyle is beautifully juxtaposed. Nick Nolte provides the rough male energy that highlights the facets of the younger / older woman beauty esthetic. The screenplay provided excellent scenes and the camera work and lighting was top notch. My only disappointment was that I did not see this gem on the big screen.


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