After Hours

Synopsis: A meek word processor impulsively travels to Manhattan's Soho District to date an attractive but apparently disturbed young woman and finds himself trapped there in a nightmarishly surreal vortex of improbable coincidences and farcical circumstances.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Martin Scorsese
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.7
Metacritic:
90
Rotten Tomatoes:
88%
R
Year:
1985
97 min
$10,600,000
203 Views

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[TYPEWRITERS CLICKING]

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- Punch. Punch it in.

LLO YD:
Okay. Right.

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Okay. Let's, first of all,

refresh the screen here...

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...all right, and go in a format ruler.

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- There.

- All right.

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- Now, file?

- Right.

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LLO YD:

Right.

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- And it's in memory?

- Right.

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And...

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...mark this down

in the prefix file codes.

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- Prefix code. Right.

- Okay.

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Good. Yeah, you got it.

Another week, you'll have it down.

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- It's temporary anyway.

- Huh?

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I said, it's temporary anyway.

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I do not intend to be stuck doing this

for the rest of my life.

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- Don't tell Mr. Digman I said that.

- Okay.

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Because what I really wanna do is,

I'd really like to get into publishing.

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There aren't any openings right now.

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But what I would love to do is just

create a magazine, my own magazine...

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...which would be, like,

a forum for writers and intellectuals...

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...who can't get into print

anywhere else, who could, you know...

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I'm not into editing or trying

to reach a particular audience.

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Getting it out there,

they would get some momentum going...

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...and, you know, do something with...

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- With, you know...

- Excuse me, one second.

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MARCY:

I love that book.

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I love that book.

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Yeah. Oh, yeah.

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I think Miller's really great.

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"This is not a book.

This is a prolonged insult.

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A gob of spit in the face of art.

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A kick in the pants to truth,

beauty, God..."

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Something like that.

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That's very good.

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That's all I remember.

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I've read this before. I mean, I don't...

I'm just rereading it.

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I don't reread books that often...

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...but this one's my favorite.

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I like it better than iCapricorn/i

or iPlexus.../i

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...or iSexus./i

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You know, he used to kiss himself

after he ate a good meal.

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It's mostly...

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Let me ask you. Does that cashier

seem a little weird to you?

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He keeps making

these strange movements.

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[CHUCKLING]

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PAUL:

God!

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I think he's just waiting

to be discovered.

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Do you want another coffee?

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No. I'm gonna head over

to my friend's house.

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Joseph Minion

Joseph Minion (born 1957 in Teaneck, New Jersey) is an American film director and screenwriter, best known for Martin Scorsese's After Hours (1985). Born in New Jersey in 1957, Minion briefly attended NYU Film School before finishing his studies at Columbia University, then renowned for its screenwriting program. In 1984, Minion's script for After Hours was optioned by Griffin Dunne and Amy Robinson, the latter a former actress who'd appeared as Harvey Keitel's damaged girlfriend in Scorsese's Mean Streets (1973). Robinson sent Minion's screenplay to Scorsese, whose Last Temptation of Christ had recently fallen through; production on After Hours started shortly afterward. Later, it surfaced that Minion had plagiarized portions of After Hours from radio host Joe Frank, who sued and settled for an undisclosed sum.Minion continued his screenwriting career with 1987's Julia and Julia starring Kathleen Turner; 1989's Vampire's Kiss, starring Nicolas Cage; Motorama (1991); and On the Run (1999). He also worked again with Martin Scorsese in 1986 for an episode of Amazing Stories, "Mirror, Mirror".As a director, Minion made his debut for producer Roger Corman with 1987's Daddy's Boys, said to have been thrown together at the last minute to make use of standing sets for Big Bad Mama II. His last outing as director was for another low-budget feature, Trafficking (1999). more…

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