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Expect the unexpected in this off kilter neo-noir, After Dark, My Sweet.



After Dark, My Sweet (1990)



Released: 24 Aug 1990
Rated: R
Runtime: 114 min




Director: James Foley
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery



Cast: Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern
Writer(s): Jim Thompson, Robert Redlin, James Foley



Plot: After he escapes from a mental hospital, a former boxer works for a widow. When she asks him to get involved in a kidnapping, he has second thoughts.



IMDB rating: 6.5
MetaScore: 78





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Studio: Lionsgate
Distributed By: Kino Lorber
Video Resolution: 1080P/AVC



Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audio: English 2.0 DTS-HDMA



Subtitles: English SDH...

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It's been a long time since I saw this. Probably 1990 or 1991. I just recall it being a funky little, independent noir.
 

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I have always had the opinion that one of the reasons this film never caught on was that it was not backed by a good distributor in those days, such as Miramax or Orion Classics, and instead was distributed by LIVE Entertainment who found themselves awash in debt when Carolco became a major investor (mostly for home video distribution, similar to what The Weinstein Company did to upstart Genius Products in the latter 2000s) and were acquired by Artisan/Lionsgate one year after this film was released.
 

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I have always had the opinion that one of the reasons this film never caught on was that it was not backed by a good distributor in those days, such as Miramax or Orion Classics, and instead was distributed by LIVE Entertainment who found themselves awash in debt when Carolco became a major investor (mostly for home video distribution, similar to what The Weinstein Company did to upstart Genius Products in the latter 2000s) and were acquired by Artisan/Lionsgate one year after this film was released.
I believe you’re correct. The film could have and would have been much better known. It was right in the the wheelhouse for Orion or Miramax at the time.
 

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