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After Hours (1985)

Rosanna Arquette as "Marcy Franklin"

In a Manhattan cafe, word processor Paul Hackett (Griffin Dunne) meets and talks literature with Marcy (Rosanna Arquette). Later that night, Paul takes a cab to Marcy's downtown apartment. His $20 bill flying out the window during the ride portends the unexpected night he has. He cannot pay for the ride and finds himself in a series of awkward, surreal and life-threatening situations with a colorful cast of characters. He spends the rest of the night trying to return uptown.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986) Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Rosanna Arquette as "Roberta Glass/'Susan'"

New Jersey housewife Roberta Glass (Rosanna Arquette) spices up her boring life by reading personal ads, especially a series of them being placed by a mysterious denizen of New York City named Susan (Madonna). When one of Susan's ads proposes a rendezvous with her suitor (Robert Joy) at Battery Park, Roberta secretly tags along. But when her voyeuristic jape ends in permanent memory loss and a new jacket, Roberta begins to gather a lot of unwanted attention from some unsavory characters.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985) Won Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1985) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

The Executioner's Song (1982)

Rosanna Arquette as "Nicole Baker"

In this fact-based film, Gary Gilmore (Tommy Lee Jones), an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins an ill-advised romance with the troubled Nicole Baker (Rosanna Arquette), a teenaged single mother. As their relationship quickly deteriorates, Gary goes on a murderous rampage, leaving two dead. During his trial, he demands capital punishment; a media circus ensues and outsiders look to profit from his story.

Emmy (Primetime) (1983) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

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