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After Dark, My Sweet
     

After Dark, My Sweet

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Director: James Foley

Cast: Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern

 

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James Foley's noir adaptation After Dark, My Sweet comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but this Artisan release

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James Foley's noir adaptation After Dark, My Sweet comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but this Artisan release should still be of value to genre enthusiasts.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Linda Rasmussen
After Dark, My Sweet, adapted from cult-favorite crime novelist Jim Thompson's 1955 novel, is a dark and involving yet flawed modern-day film noir. Director James Foley and cinematographer Mark Plummer successfully creates a mood of desperation, which partially explains the motivations of the characters, but are not helped by a weak screenplay by Robert Redlin that fails to fully flesh out the characters. Jason Patric gives a wonderfully smoldering performance as the psychotic Collie, and finds the core of sympathy in an otherwise unpleasant character. Ward, while lovely, lacks the allure and sexuality necessary to make her a memorable femme-fatale and fails to create any real sexual chemistry with Patric. Without this chemistry, her character remains a drunken loser rather than a true film noir seductress. Bruce Dern is adequate as the completely unappealing and repellant Bud, but the character fails to evoke any empathy that would allow the audience to understand or relate to him on any level. Despite these flaws, Patric's performance makes this moody, atmospheric film well worth watching.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/26/2002
UPC:
0012236125266
Original Release:
1990
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:54:00
Sales rank:
36,268

Special Features

2.0 Dolby Surround; Digitally mastered; Scene access; Interactive menus; Widescreen version

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jason Patric Kevin 'kid' Collins
Rachel Ward Fay Anderson
Bruce Dern Uncle Bud
George Dickerson Doc Goldman
James Cotton Charlie
Corey Carrier Jack
James E. Bowen Truck Driver
Vincent Joseph Mazzella Flashback Fighter
Rocky Giordani Bert
Michael Hagerty Truck Driver
Napoleon Walls Boxing Referee
Jeanie Moore Nanny
Burke Byrnes Cop
Thomas Wagner Actor

Technical Credits
James Foley Director,Screenwriter
Felicity Bowring Makeup
David Brisbin Production Designer
Cary Brokaw Executive Producer
Ken Diaz Special Effects
Margaret Goldsmith Set Decoration/Design
Hope Hanafin Costumes/Costume Designer
Ken Hardy Production Designer
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
Ric Kidney Co-producer,Production Designer
A.J. Nay Stunts
Mark Plummer Cinematographer
Robert Redlin Co-producer,Screenwriter
David Rubin Casting
Howard E. Smith Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Index
1. Opening Credits [3:41]
2. Jack & Jill [5:40]
3. Shaggy Dog Look [4:28]
4. Uncle Bud [4:17]
5. Fly Away [2:01]
6. The Good Doctor [7:03]
7. Feels Good [3:25]
8. Trouble Ahead [6:10]
9. Washed Up [5:57]
10. Just as Planned [5:58]
11. Roders, the Driver [4:53]
12. Little Charles [3:56]
13. The Wrong Slant [5:13]
14. Down the Lane [4:40]
15. Opposite Directions [5:07]
16. Boy Problems [4:04]
17. Wild Hearts [5:56]
18. Dead or Alive? [6:55]
19. Had to Keep Going [4:52]
20. As Good as You Can Be [6:54]
21. One Last Thing [6:33]
22. End Credits [3:30]

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