After the Sunset
is a 2004 action comedy film starring Pierce Brosnan as Max Burdett, a master thief caught in a cat-and-mouse game with FBI agent Stan Lloyd played by Woody Harrelson. The film was directed by Brett Ratner and shot in The Bahamas.
The story of what happens after a master thief achieves his last big score, when the FBI agent who promised he'd capture him is about to do just that.
After a successful last score, a master thief retires to an island paradise. His lifelong nemesis, a crafty FBI agent, washes ashore to ensure he's making good on his promise. The pair soon enters into a new game of cat-and-mouse.
This film contains examples of:
- Actor Allusion: At the and of the movie, Max gets back at Stan by using a PDA to hijack and remote-control his limo - much like he did in Tomorrow Never Dies.
- Bait-and-Switch Gunshot: When Moret breaks into Max's house to get his revenge, there's a fierce struggle before he manages to hold Max at gunpoint. There's a shot, Max's body jerks. . .and it turns out the shot came from either Stan or Sophie and killed Moret.
- Beta Couple: Stan and Sophie.
- Break-In Threat/The Villain Knows Where You Live: Local gangster Moret comments on the view of the water from Max's house. When Max corrects him, saying you mean "the view of my house from the water", Moret assures him that the first statement was correct. (not that the second is any better, as both reveal that he knows where Max lives)
- Check Please Has Pierce Brosnan's character saying "Check!" after he and his fiancÚ are having dinner with a couple who casually admit that they like to swap partners.
- Fair Cop: Sophie
- Fanservice: Salma Hayek and Naomie Harris
- Friendly Enemy: Despite the obvious animosity, Stan and Max clearly have a grudging, genuine, respect and admiration for each other, to the point where Stan saves Max's life when local gangster Moret comes after him.
- Scenery Porn: The Bahamas.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Despite hooking up with Stan and playing a decent supporting role in the film, Sophie completely disappears without any explanation after the shootout at Max's house.