All Night Long


All Night Long

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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 (7) | Top Critics (1)

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

    Oct 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.

    Jan 30, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for All Night Long

  • Feb 19, 2007
    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.
    Christopher B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 24, 2006
    Near the end of the first film one of the characters remarks "We're all broken now." The words ring true for everyone we meet throughout the first three films in the series (available as a boxset, although there are a 4 & 5 as yet unreleased in the west). All Night Long - the most thoughtful of the three, about three teenagers united in vengeance after being bonded by a traumatic experience. The final act is pretty weak, but stick with it for the final shot which is American Psycho fantastic. (2) Atrocity - homosexuality, S&M, guilt, misogyny and the inability to connect with a fair amount of splatter and humiliation. Grim, but it lacks overall cohesion although better than the first. (3) The Final Chapter - Fantastic. Far more relentless, grim and horrific than the first two (which is saying something) it involves an incredibly troubled teen and his obsessional and perverse mind.
    J H Super Reviewer

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