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One Night Stand1997

One Night Stand (1997)



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A man's brief fling threatens to ruin what he values most in life in this drama. Max Carlyle (Wesley Snipes) lives in California, where he has a successful career directing television commercials and is happily married to Mimi (Ming-Na Wen), with whom he has two children. While visiting New York City, Max meets Karen (Nastassja Kinski) by chance after missing a flight; circumstances keep bringing them together over the course of the evening, and they end up spending the night making love. When he returns home, Max seems distant and unhappy, though Mimi can't tell why and Max won't say. A year later, Max and Mimi fly to New York to visit his close friend Charlie (Robert Downey, Jr.), who is in the last stages of an AIDS-related illness. Max meets Charlie's brother Vernon (Kyle MacLachlan) and is introduced to his new wife -- Karen. Facing Karen sends Max into an emotional tailspin, and he realizes that he must tell Mimi the truth about his indiscretion. Writer/director Mike Figgis adapted One Night Stand from a screenplay by Joe Eszterhas, though Figgis' changes were so extensive that Eszterhas chose to remove his name from the project.

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Julian Sands
as Chris, Charlie's Nurse
Marcus T. Paulk
as Young Charlie
John Calley
as Charlie's Father
Susan Barnes
as Malinda
Margaret Makinen
as Receptionist
Mike Figgis
as Hotel Clerk
Edita Brychta
as Karen's Business Associate
Hans Tester
as Karen's Business Associate
Richard Paradise
as Karen's Business Associate
Joe Drago
as Karen's Business Associate
Johanna Torell
as Doctor Olsson
Ione Skye
as Charlie's Friend
Xander Berkeley
as Charlie's Friend
Greta Gaines
as Charlie's Friend
Crystal Pite
as Title Dance Sequence/Featured Dancer
Chris Bauer
as Bartender
Michela Zanchi
as Armani Woman
Tiffany Hecht
as Armani Woman
William Raymond
as Gridlock Taxi Driver
Tracy Thorne
as Helicopter Traffic Woman
Oscar Colon
as Delegate in Line
Ahmed Ben Larby
as Delegate in Line
Saffron Burrows
as Supermodel
Robie Yamamoto
as Featured Male Model
Caroline Hepburn
as Armani Model
Sheetel Bhagat
as Armani Model
Jesus Yinh
as Armani Model
Emily Hsieh
as Armani Model
Sabrina Van Tassel
as Armani Model
Cleveland Mitchell
as Armani Model
Lisa Ann Cabasa
as Armani Model
Kort Anderson
as Armani Model
Michael Pauldine
as Armani Model
Karis Jagger
as Armani Model
Johanna Torrel
as Armani Model
Freeman White
as Armani Model
Stacey Elder
as Agency Model
Heidi Komarek
as Agency Model
Nelle Dreyer
as Agency Model
Michele Merkin
as Agency Model
Chris Edwards
as Policeman
Jeffrey Kaufman
as Policeman
Joseph John Scott
as Flower Vendor
Trula M. Marcus
as Party Guest
Tava Smiley
as Hotel Receptionist
David Acosta
as Caterer
Aixa Maldonado
as Caterer's Assistant
Nadira Hall
as Middle Eastern Musician
Dan Hicks
as Doorman
Lee E. Wells
as Doorman
Xavier Urquieta
as Pakistani Diplomat
Can Man
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for One Night Stand

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (11)

The acting hits all the right notes, especially Wesley Snipes as a married man drawn into a fling with a stranger (Nastassja Kinski) and Robert Downey Jr. in a stripped-down portrait of a gay man dying of AIDS.

January 9, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Figgis most adroitly keys in on the delicacy and tentativeness of his main couple's interactions, most of them non-verbal, and how they accumulate into an attraction that neither can ignore-not that they want to.

November 26, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The result is peculiar: I liked almost everything about the film except for the central relationship, which struck me as just an excuse for everything else.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Showcases one of Figgis' primary strengths: his gift for drawing superb performances from actors.

April 10, 2018 | Full Review…

A memorable motion picture with four fiery performances

May 6, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Boring adultery drama, but nice Ming-na nude scene.

July 14, 2003 | Rating: 1/5

Audience Reviews for One Night Stand

Without Wesley Snipes this movie would have failed. Interesting turn of events bring two married cheaters together in a complete twist of events throughout the movie. A Chick flick but still worth 3 stars

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

I like it...

Michael S
Michael S

Super Reviewer

This Wesley Snipes' drama movie is good, but rather bogus reationalization of the main characters' actions takes the bite out of a seductively photographed story aobut infidelity, friendship, and terminal illness.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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