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After Dark, My Sweet

The movie After Dark, My Sweet was based on the book After Dark, My Sweet.

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Movie details for After Dark, My Sweet

The movie was released in 1990 and directed by James Foley, who also directed The Chamber (1996). After Dark, My Sweet was produced by Artisan Entertainment. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Jason Patric, Rocky Giordani, Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern, Tom Wagner, Michael G. Hagerty, James E. Bowen Jr., George Dickerson, Napoleon Walls, Corey Carrier, Jeanie Moore, James Cotton, Burke Byrnes, Vincent Mazella Jr. and Thomas Wagner.

 

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If you like the twisted, amoral characters that inhabit the world of pulp novelist Jim Thompson, you're going to love After Dark, My Sweet, one of the most faithful of many Thompson adaptations. Protagonist Kevin "Kid" Collins (Jason Patric), called "Col... Read More
If you like the twisted, amoral characters that inhabit the world of pulp novelist Jim Thompson, you're going to love After Dark, My Sweet, one of the most faithful of many Thompson adaptations. Protagonist Kevin "Kid" Collins (Jason Patric), called "Collie" by those attracted to his shaggy dog side, escapes from a mental hospital and shuffles into a lonely desert town (and Patric really has the gait of a former pugilist down). Enter widow Fay Anderson (Rachel Ward), with legs that could stop a truck and a half-baked scheme to kidnap the scion of a rich family, which she's dreamed up with her unctuous and untrustworthy Uncle Bud (Bruce Dern), and it's the beginning of the end for the likable Kid.

After Dark, My Sweet is a film about judging people. No one is who they seem. Only by guessing their true intentions can Collins have a chance to survive. The film also has brilliant performances by the three leads, especially Dern, whose Uncle Bud is delightfully unhinged. Director James Foley (Glengarry Glen Ross, The Corruptor) is subtly adept at fleshing out the characters and their ambiguities, which solves the problem inherent in adapting Thompson's sleazy tales--namely, that much of the drama is internal, and therefore unfilmable). --Wayne Karrfalt

Book details for After Dark, My Sweet

After Dark, My Sweet was written by Jim Thompson. The book was published in 1986 by Vintage. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Jim Thompson also wrote A Swell Looking Babe (1953), The Getaway (1977), The Grifters (1985) and Kill-Off (1986).

 

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William Collins is very handsome, very polite, and very friendly. His is also dangerous when aroused. Now Collins, a one-time boxer with a lethal "accident" in his past, has broken out of his fourth mental institution and met up with an affable con man an... Read More
William Collins is very handsome, very polite, and very friendly. His is also dangerous when aroused. Now Collins, a one-time boxer with a lethal "accident" in his past, has broken out of his fourth mental institution and met up with an affable con man and a highly arousing woman, whose plans for him include kidnapping, murder, and much, much worse.