AFTER HOURS (15)
D: Martin Scorsese
Warner Bros. (Amy Robinson, Griffin Dunne & Robert F.
USA 🇺🇸 1985
W: Joseph Minion
DP: Michael Ballhaus
Ed: Thelma Schoonmaker
Mus: Howard Shore
PD: Jeffrey Townsend
Cos: Rita Ryack
Griffin Dunne (Paul Hackett), Rosanna Arquette
(Marcy), Verna Bloom (June), Linda Fiorentino (Kiki), Teri Garr (Julie), John Heard (Tom), Cheech Marin (Neil), Tommy Chong (Pepe), Catherine O'Hara (Gail)
Fasten your seatbelts for a blackly comic walk on the wild
side in the sleazy SoHo district of New York City.
When office worker Paul Hackett makes a date with a
stranger he meets in a coffee shop his whole evening falls apart in an unimaginably awful chain of events including suicide, assorted kooks & lunatics, an angry mob and totally
off-the-wall experiences that have to be seen to be believed!
Losing his money and house keys is nothing compared to
losing his sanity, and that may just happen on his nightmare night packed with paranoia, ridiculous tragedy and side-splitting laughter.
Black comedy is an unusual choice for director Martin
Scorsese, but his low key direction keeps the story gritty and realistic. Joseph Minion's hilarious screenplay keeps the laughs coming and Griffin Dunne delivers a modest, witty performance
as an everyday man in extraordinary circumstances.