After Hours

After Hours

DVD - 2004
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The twists and turns of one night in the life of a New York yuppie and the interesting people he comes in contact with from a sexy woman to a crazy ice cream dealer.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2004.
Edition: Widescreen version.
ISBN: 9780790758305
079075830X
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE COMEDY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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TheeAvebury
Mar 16, 2017

This is one of Scorsese's lesser known 80's projects. It is an unusual film, to be sure, but as with all of the man's movies you will definitely be entertained. Griffin Dunne is perfectly cast as a bored tech nerd looking for action on the streets of Soho and ends up finding way more than he ever wanted to experience. The movie has many hilariously funny scenes along with some sad and even somewhat grim moments as Dunne wanders through a surreal late-night urban environment, meeting various eccentric characters.

laustcawz Feb 26, 2012

hgibbins-- if you think that many rotten things can't possibly happen to one person all at once, I'd say you've been too lucky in your life. I didn't change my name to LaustCawz for nothing.

Don27 Jan 05, 2012

I love this movie. An adult fantasy about a night in NYC. Wild and wacky, and fun and hilarious, but also strange and odd at times.

Love that old TV remote that is shown in the beginning of the film. An old phone answering machine too. How quickly some things change!

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TheresaB
Nov 13, 2011

When I saw this film back in the 80s the Peggy Lee song “Is that all there is?” was the perfect accompaniment in the film. Like in the song, the character goes from surviving one crisis to escalating crisis challenging ?Is that all there is? --- I didn’t demand that this film be real, I took it in the same vein as many of the films of the early 80s (Diva, Brazil, Liquid Sky): dreamlike weirdness.

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hgibbins
Oct 30, 2011

After Hours is rather odd, but a fairly good movie. It lacks believability as there are too many off-beat things that happened to this one guy. It reminded me more of a something you'd see in slapstick or a similar genre as there was just too much to completely take in.

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library_ann
Dec 27, 2012

Mohawk this guy!!

laustcawz Feb 26, 2012

"I mean, I just wanted to leave, you know, my apartment, maybe meet a nice girl...& now I gotta DIE for it???!!"

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