After Hours (1985)

After Hours (1985, USA) C-96m. *** D: Martin Scorsese. Starring Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Tommy Chong, Linda Fiorentino, Teri Garr, John Heard, Cheech Marin, Catherine O’Hara, Dick Miller, Will Patton, Robert Plunket, Bronson Pinchot, Martin Scorsese. Computer specialist Dunne spends his evening at a bar and meets a mysterious woman (Arquette), who only leaves her phone number. When he gets in touch with her that same night, he enters the New York netherworld – and embarks on a nightly odyssey through the city. Increasingly bizarre comedy with oddball characters has become a cult film and can be regarded as the PULP FICTION of the 1980s. Best enjoyed at night. Written by Joseph Minion. Score by Howard Shore (though classical music is featured more prominently). Photographed by Michael Ballhaus, edited by Thelma Schoonmaker.


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