Manipulation and distrust follows everyone involved to the intense climax. All they risked was everything.. Jason Patric plays Collie, a short-fused ex-boxer who gets mixed up with alcoholic widow Fay (Rachel Ward) and burned-out former lawman Uncle Bud ().These two lowlifes involve Collie in a kidnapping scheme. At the same time Bud rejects the plan, Collie senses that he sees an angle in it. But, Thompson wrote differently than almost anyone else at that time. The intriguing relationship between three desperados, who try to kidnap a wealthy child in hope of turning their lives around. From. Collie wonders if maybe there's a way to get the money without the kidnapping: Like, maybe, Uncle Bud could foil the kidnapping and collect a reward. There is something wrong with Collie, but it's hard to put your finger on it. ", "Everyone ends up in the same damned place. Flashbacks inform us that Collie is a former boxer who was in one fight too many -- both for his own mental acuity, and for the life of the fighter he beat to death. ", "The Helen Reddy story and the song that inspired a revolution", 'The War With Grandpa' Interviews with Robert De Niro and Jane Seymour. “After Dark, My Sweet” is the movie that eluded audiences; it grossed less than $3 million, has been almost forgotten, and remains one of the purest and most uncompromising of modern films noir. After Dark, My Sweet is an Crime, Drama, Mystery movie that was released in 1990 and has a run time of 1 hr 54 min. $3.99. He briefs them on his kidnap plan as if it were one of those clever strategies in a heist movie, and not simply a matter of sending Collie to pick up a rich kid in a schoolyard. After escaping from a mental hospital, drifting ex-boxer Kid Collie (Jason Patric) meets an alcoholic widow, Fay (Rachel Ward), who entices him into performing maintenance work at her estate. This product uses the TMDb API but is not endorsed or certified by TMDb. She is pretty clearly an alcoholic. The movie was directed by James Foley, born 1953, a USC film school graduate, and one of the most underappreciated filmmakers of his generation. Get rid of Collie, and the money is only split two ways. She thinks Bud is a fool, but her life is too unfocused for resistance. The story is so intimate that everything depends on the performances, and Jason Patric, Rachel Ward and Bruce Dern, and a character actor named George Dickerson, bring a grim, poetic sadness to the story. The Doc has a concerned and kindly manner, which masks sexual desire; he invites Collie into his home, offers to let him stay, gives him employment. In his 1955 novel, "After Dark, My Sweet," the narrator is Kid Collins, a one-time boxing phenom, who left the ring after he punc Thompson was one of the greatest of the 1950's pulp writers. Through her he meets Uncle Bud (Dern), who says he is a former police detective with "connections on the force," and who seems to have no life at all apart from sitting in Fay's living room enlisting them in his scheme to kidnap the son of a rich local man. The intriguing relationship between three desperados, who try to kidnap a wealthy child in hope of turning their lives around. The closing 20 minutes of this movie contain masterful storytelling, with important decisions arriving silently, by implication. Together, they are a danger, because they are just smart enough to think up plans they're stupid enough to try. He supplies a narration from the Thompson novel, that allows us a glimpse inside his mind. We gather he drifts as a mode of living. Collie is the central character, the one who retains the ability to decide what he will and should do. After Dark, My Sweet is available to watch and stream, buy on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, YouTube VOD online. If it has a happy ending, something went wrong. The precise evolution of her feelings during the final scene is crucial, but I was also touched by her tenderness in earlier scenes; she plays a kind woman who has been deposited into an ugly situation by the inertia and hopelessness of alcoholism. From. Jason Patric’s performance is perfectly tuned to give us a man who finds that, with some effort, he can function in the world, but that he has lost the confidence to prevail. After Dark, My Sweet (1990) "All they risked was everything." Individually, these three people are hopeless loners. Before the cops... Bookkeeper Sam Wilson learns from his boss, Malcolm Jarvis, that he is... Ray Charles plays himself in this film where he helps blind boy David... "Miss World 1970: The launch of a revolution", "If it chooses you, nothing can save you. Uncle Bud, who is nobody’s uncle and probably not named Bud, projects the patient intelligence of a man who can convince you of one thing and himself of another. AKA: Dominados Pelo Desejo. That’s useful, because although he repeatedly tells people that he hates to be thought of as stupid, the narration proves that he thinks more than he reveals. The problem, says Uncle Bud, is that the plan doesn't look right unless the hero produces the kidnapper. Roger Ebert was the film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism. At first willing to go along with the plan, Collie tires of Fay's … How does she feel about his kidnapping scheme? STARZPLAY delivers exclusive original series and the best Hollywood hits. From. The water in the pool is thick with leaves. What makes the story fascinating is the subterranean way Collie understands everything that is going wrong, understands Mrs. Fay Anderson is a good person and needs to be protected, and protects her in a way so subtle she may still be wondering if he did what she thinks he did. The subplot involving Doc Goldman is a tragedy within a tragedy, above all for the doctor, a pathetic little man with a yearning for the impossible and a bad sense of timing.