- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 17, 2004
- Originally Released: 1985
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Mono - English
- Mono - French
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes
- Featurette: "Filming For Your Life"
- Audio Commentary: Martin Scorsese - Director
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Cannes 1986 -
Best Director: Martin Scorsese
New York Times - 09/13/1985
"...An entertaining tease, with individually arresting sequences that are well acted....Ballhaus's camera takes on an aggressive, willful personality of its own..."
Variety - 09/11/1985
"...A must for serious-minded filmgoers....Uniformly vibrant and interesting [actors]..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/27/1985
"...Sweetly ominous....AFTER HOURS is dazzling movie making....The film is beautifully cast..."
USA Today - 08/27/2004
"Shot speedily at night in guerrilla filmmaking style....[A] wicked black comedy..."
Sight and Sound - 10/01/2004
"[T]he closest thing to an Alberto Sordi comedy in recent American cinema..."
Take an eventful one-night trip through the bizarre underworld of New York City as a regular guy (Griffin Dunne) is unwittingly thrust into a series of comic misadventures when he loses his cab fare late at night in Manhattan's Soho district. Joseph Minion's tightly constructed script, combined with Martin Scorsese's stylish direction, makes AFTER HOURS a highly entertaining ride that takes the "this night couldn't get any worse" concept to an entirely new level.
Big City |
Black Comedy |
New York City |
- Theatrical release: October 11, 1985.
- Filmed on location in New York City.
- AFTER HOURS was director Martin Scorsese's first fiction film not starring Robert De Niro in more than a decade.
- Look for Scorsese as a light operator in the nightclub scene, focusing the light right on the viewer.