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All Night Long (1981)




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Gene Hackman plays a disgruntled suburbanite who manages the Ultra-Sav, an all-night drugstore. He hates his job, hates his debts and responsibilities, and isn't overly fond of his wife (Diane Ladd) and son (Dennis Quaid). Partly as a form of protest, Hackman enters into an affair with Barbra Streisand, one of his wife's distant relatives (don't ask how she's related - it takes Hackman about thirty seconds to explain it to another character). Streisand doesn't belong in this picture at all, but she can be forgiven her acting excesses because she wasn't the first choice for the role anyway (Lisa Eichhorn dropped out just before shooting began). The best moments in All Night Long involve the steady stream of oddballs and losers who trickle into Hackman's establishment. There is also a cute Apocalypse Now parody involving a battery-operated toy helicopter. The principal attraction of All Night Long is Gene Hackman playing an endearingly recognizable modern type.


Gene Hackman
as George Dupler
Barbra Streisand
as Cheryl Gibbons
Diane Ladd
as Helen Dupler
Dennis Quaid
as Freddie Dupler
Kevin Dobson
as Bobby Gibbons
William Daniels
as Richard H. Copleston
Terry Kiser
as Ultra-Sav day manager
Raleigh Bond
as Ultra-Sav doctor
Annie Girardot
as French teacher
Ann Doran
as Grandmother Gibbons
Judy Kerr
as Joan Gibbons
James Ingersoll
as Hutchinson
Tandy Cronyn
as Shuster's Secretary
Len Lawson
as Barney
Chris Mulkey
as Russell Monk
Richard Stahl
as Pharmacist
Faith Minton
as Holdup Woman
Nicholas Mele
as Shoplifter
Lomax Study
as Old Security Guard
Irene Tedrow
as Loft Landlady
Peggy Pope
as Waitress
Marilyn Tokuda
as Michele Miller
Gary Allen
as Desk Clerk
Charles White Eagle
as Gibson Lone Wolf
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Critic Reviews for All Night Long

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Some movies seem to bring their own moods with them, and the mood of All Night Long is dispirited mopery. Here's a movie with a high-energy cast and a promising comic plot, and the director seems to be aiming for the bittersweet.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Gene Hackman is typically on point, but this is a muddled and meandering film that's sabotaged by embarrassing comic interludes and a woefully miscast Barbra Streisand.

May 29, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Low-keyed comedic action matched against well-realized characterizations make All Night Long one of this year's brightest, urbanely sophisticated romantic comedies.

May 27, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Certainly offbeat in its use of the stars, although not terribly convincing

October 7, 2004 | Rating: 2/5

Protagonizado por um Gene Hackman absolutamente à vontade, este ótimo filme pode ser visto como uma espécie de predecessor de Beleza Americana.

January 30, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for All Night Long


How can anyone resist a movie who's tagline is "Human beings are garbage". Sign me up! Actually this film is not near as disturbing as the 2 others in the trilogy, but having said that, this film is disturbing as fuck. I prefer my nihilistic films to be more about ideas than a piece of junk shock value film, and the ideas in this whole trilogy are simply terrible, but very confrontational. An excellent nasty movie.

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