Plot & Details
Martin Scorsese's After Hours is a dark, tragi-comic tale of a fish out of water, centering on an uptight, white-bread computer consultant from uptown Manhattan who finds himself in the nightmarish and incomprehensible (to him) world of Soho after dark. The ordeal begins when Paul Hackett (Griffin Dunne) gets lonely and decides to leave the posh East Side and search the Soho streets for some loving from Marcy (Rosanna Arquette), the pretty young woman he met in a downtown cafe. He has her phone number and works up the nerve to call. She wants to see him, and so Paul grabs $20, hails a taxi and sets out. The weirdness begins when he loses his money during the high-speed cab ride. His visit to Marcy's loft, where he meets her crazed artist roommate Kiki (Linda Fiorentino), is a disaster, as is his encounter with the beehive-wearing retro waitress Julie (Teri Garr).
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Comedy,Crime and Mystery
- Run Time: 97min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 09/13/1985
- DVD Release Date: 08/17/2004
- Distributor(s): Warner Bros.
- Director(s): Martin Scorsese
- Starring: Griffin Dunne , Rosanna Arquette , Verna Bloom , Tommy Chong , Linda Fiorentino
- Themes: Date from Hell,Fish Out of Water,Nothing Goes Right
- Tone: Bleak,Deadpan,Dreamlike,Goofy,Quirky,Stylish,Wry
- Keywords: apartment,money,nightclub,nighttime,roommate,suicide,waiter/waitress
- Language: English
British Academy of Film and Television Arts
|Year||Award||Category||Cast & Crew||Result|
|1986||British Academy of Film and Television Arts||Best Supporting Actress||Rosanna Arquette||Nominated|