After Dark, My Sweet

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After Dark, My Sweet ★★★ 1990 (R)

A troubled young man in search of a little truth ends up entangled in a kidnapping scheme. Muddled direction is overcome by above average performances and gritty realism. Based on the novel by Jim Thompson. 114m/C VHS, DVD. Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern, George Dickerson, James Cotton, Corey Carrier, Rocky Giordani; D: James Foley; W: Robert Redlin, James Foley; C: Mark Plummer; M: Maurice Jarre.