All Night Long

All Night Long

Director: Jean-Claude Tramont

Cast: Gene Hackman, Barbra Streisand, Diane Ladd

     
 
Gene Hackman plays a disgruntled suburbanite who manages the Ultra-Sav, an all-night drugstore. He hates his job, hates his debts and responsibilities, and isn't overly fond of his wife (Diane Ladd) and son (Dennis Quaid). Partly as a form of protest, Hackman enters into an affair with Barbra Streisand, the wife of his neighbor. Streisand doesn't belong in this

Overview

Gene Hackman plays a disgruntled suburbanite who manages the Ultra-Sav, an all-night drugstore. He hates his job, hates his debts and responsibilities, and isn't overly fond of his wife (Diane Ladd) and son (Dennis Quaid). Partly as a form of protest, Hackman enters into an affair with Barbra Streisand, the wife of his neighbor. Streisand doesn't belong in this picture at all, but she can be forgiven her acting excesses because she wasn't the first choice for the role anyway (Lisa Eichhorn dropped out just before shooting began). The best moments in All Night Long involve the steady stream of oddballs and losers who trickle into Hackman's establishment. There is also a cute Apocalypse Now parody involving a battery-operated toy helicopter. The principal attraction of All Night Long is Gene Hackman playing an endearingly recognizable modern type.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
The recipient of some truly dreadful reviews when first released, All Night Long is actually a moderately entertaining and amusing film, albeit one that does not live up to its promise. Much of the blame goes to director Jean-Claude Tramont and writer W.D. Richter, for the film is not as focused as it must be to make its quirky and often appealing separate components (such as almost every scene in the drug store) come together into a satisfying whole. Barbra Streisand also contributes to the film's unevenness. Her performance actually is quite good, a departure from the kind of role she usually plays and one that calls for a fairly subtle approach, as well as a genuine sexiness. The actress handles all this well, but she's still too large a presence for what is at heart a supporting role. This disrupts the delicate balance of the story and takes attention away from the main character, George. Gene Hackman is very good, making George an endearing, put-upon sad sack that captures the viewer's heart. His performance is carefully modulated, allowing him to move comfortably between extremes as necessary. It's one of his nicest, most appealing performances. On the whole, All Night Long is a decent film with some surprising rewards.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/14/2004
UPC:
0025192579424
Original Release:
1981
Rating:
R
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:28:00
Sales rank:
51,650

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Hackman George Dupler
Barbra Streisand Cheryl Gibbons
Diane Ladd Helen Dupler
Dennis Quaid Freddie Dupler
Kevin Dobson Bobby Gibbons
William Daniels Richard H. Copleston
Hamilton Camp Buggoms
Terry Kiser Ultra-Sav day manager
Charles Siebert Nevins
Vernée Watson Emily
Raleigh Bond Ultra-Sav doctor
Annie Girardot French teacher
Ann Doran Grandmother Gibbons
Jim Nolan Grandfather Gibbons
Judy Kerr Joan Gibbons
Mitzi Hoag Nurse
James Ingersoll Hutchinson
Tandy Cronyn Shuster's Secretary
Len Lawson Barney
Chris Mulkey Russell Monk
Richard Stahl Pharmacist
Faith Minton Holdup Woman
Jesse Lawrence Ferguson Jacob Horowitz
Nicholas Mele Shoplifter
Demetre Phillips Carpenter
Lomax Study Old Security Guard
Virginia Kiser Virginia
Irene Tedrow Loft Landlady
Peggy Pope Waitress
Marilyn Tokuda Michele Miller
Gary Allen Desk Clerk
Charles White Eagle Gibson Lone Wolf
Paul Valentine Customer
Kendall McCarthy Fireman
Bonnie Bartlett Patricia

Technical Credits
Jean-Claude Tramont Director
Terry Donnelly Associate Producer
Donna Garrett Stunts
Leonard J. Goldberg Producer
Richard Hazard Score Composer
Peter Jamison Production Designer
John K. Kean Sound/Sound Designer
Philip H. Lathrop Cinematographer
Nancy McArdle Costumes/Costume Designer
Ira Newborn Score Composer
W.D. Richter Screenwriter
Marion Rothman Editor
Fran Roy Associate Producer
Ray Simm Production Designer
Linda Spheeris Set Decoration/Design
Jerry Weintraub Producer
Albert Wolsky Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Corporate Downsizing [2:15]
2. New Job [3:36]
3. Grief-Stricken [3:29]
4. Broken Register [4:45]
5. Lunch Break [6:32]
6. Face to Face [3:18]
7. Lavender Love [6:06]
8. Rude Awakening [3:26]
9. Self-Destructive Behavior [2:52]
10. Battling the Big One [6:37]
11. Getting Urges [4:12]
12. Legal Trouble [5:56]
13. Just Saying "Hi" [6:52]
14. Happy Anniversary [8:34]
15. "Where's My Wife?" [5:17]
16. Tables Turned [3:08]
17. Putting Out the Fire [8:03]
18. End Titles [2:46]

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