After Dark, My Sweet

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James (At Close Range) Foley demonstrates again his affinity for the climate of mundane evil, this time Jim Thompson's random world, where all the characters play with crooked cues. Ex-boxer and drifter Collie (Patric) seems just punchy enough to recruit as the muscle in a child kidnapping, but turns out unpredictable; and Uncle Bud (Dern) and Fay (Ward) have a testing time keeping up with his mood swings. Nobody trusts anybody, and they're right. Dern, always awkward, has matured into a showpiece of behavioural hairpin bends. Excellent.

Release details

Duration: 114 mins

Cast and crew

Director: James Foley
Screenwriter: James Foley, Robert Redlin
Cast: Jason Patric
Rachel Ward
Bruce Dern
George Dickerson
James Cotton
Corey Carrier
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