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* OnlySaneMan: Poor Paul.


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* ActorAllusion: Julie, played by Teri Garr, dancing to "Last Train to Clarksville" and enthusing over Music/TheMonkees. One of Garr's early film appearances was in the Monkee movie ''{{Film/Head}}''. The clip of Julie [[AscendedMeme was part of the opening video montage played during the 2013 Monkees reunion concert tour]].


During its initial run, it had [[DuelingMovies competition]] the following year in the form of ''Something Wild'', starring Creator/JeffDaniels, Creator/MelanieGriffith and Creator/RayLiotta, which was also a movie about a milquetoast guy meeting a very worldly girl, with things then [[ShockingSwerve taking a turn for the dark.]]

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During its initial run, it had [[DuelingMovies competition]] It was the following year second of three somewhat [[DuelingWorks similar movies]] in the form of ''Something Wild'', starring Creator/JeffDaniels, Creator/MelanieGriffith and Creator/RayLiotta, which was also a movie about a milquetoast guy meeting meets a very worldly girl, with things then [[ShockingSwerve taking a turn for the dark.]]
dark]], preceded by ''Film/IntoTheNight'' earlier in 1985, then followed by ''Something Wild'' in 1986, starring Creator/JeffDaniels, Creator/MelanieGriffith and Creator/RayLiotta.


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* BookEnds: Paul ends up [[spoiler: right back in his desk the very next morning.]]

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* BlackComedy
BlackComedy: A man is set up to be killed by a pissed-off lynch mob by a crazy woman and nobody he meets being willing to help him and even going out of their way to make his night-time escapade just ''that'' much more of a living hell. It's an exercise in laughing or cringing.
* BookEnds: Paul ends up [[spoiler: right [[spoiler:right back in his desk the very next morning.]]



* DropDeadGorgeous [[spoiler: Marcy's naked corpse is fully revealed when Paul checks to see if she really did have the burn scars he thought he saw. She doesn't.]]

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* DropDeadGorgeous [[spoiler: Marcy's [[spoiler:Marcy's naked corpse is fully revealed when Paul checks to see if she really did have the burn scars he thought he saw. She doesn't.]]



* MagicalRealism: Club Berlin, [[spoiler: Marcy's disappearing and reappearing burn scars,]] amongst others.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Marcy is exactly the plucky type Paul seems to need to get himself out of his boring rut. However, this trope is very darkly subverted - [[spoiler: She has a husband as well as a boyfriend, and ends up killing herself after Paul walks out on her.]]). Gail is also a dark subversion, in that she starts very chipper, but torments Paul (denying him the ability to contact someone who can help him) [[spoiler: and later leads a lynch mob after him, partly because she thinks he's a thief and partly (apparently) out of murderous spite]]. Julie seems to fancy herself as one, but Paul [[AbhorrentAdmirer isn't interested]].

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* MagicalRealism: Club Berlin, [[spoiler: Marcy's [[spoiler:Marcy's disappearing and reappearing burn scars,]] amongst others.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Marcy is exactly the plucky type Paul seems to need to get himself out of his boring rut. However, this trope is very darkly subverted - [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She has a husband as well as a boyfriend, and ends up killing herself after Paul walks out on her.]]). Gail is also a dark subversion, in that she starts very chipper, but torments Paul (denying him the ability to contact someone who can help him) [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and later leads a lynch mob after him, partly because she thinks he's a thief and partly (apparently) out of murderous spite]]. Julie seems to fancy herself as one, but Paul [[AbhorrentAdmirer isn't interested]].



* WeirdnessMagnet: Paul.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: By the end of the film, Paul just finds ''witnessing a murder'' interesting enough to snark that he will probably be blamed for it somehow, the way the universe is acting keen on making his life hell, and on the very last shot he turns into one of these by sitting on his office covered head to toe in plaster dust that he didn't bothered to clean up because he's ''that'' fed up, and the few office workers that are on the same room just carrying on like nothing is happening (although it's hard to tell if it's just because it's so early it's nearly deserted and someone will ask later).
* WeirdnessMagnet: Paul. He meets all of the crazies that come out at night in New York... and manages to piss off every single one of them in some way, shape or form.


* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Marcy is exactly the plucky type Paul seems to need to get himself out of his boring rut. However, this trope is very darkly subverted - [[spoiler: She has a husband as well as a boyfriend, and ends up killing herself after Paul walks out on her.]]). Gail is also a dark subversion, in that she starts very chipper, but torments Paul (denying him the ability to contact someone who can help him) [[spoiler: and later leads a lynch mob after him, partly because she thinks he's a thief and partly (apparently) out of murderous spite]].

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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Marcy is exactly the plucky type Paul seems to need to get himself out of his boring rut. However, this trope is very darkly subverted - [[spoiler: She has a husband as well as a boyfriend, and ends up killing herself after Paul walks out on her.]]). Gail is also a dark subversion, in that she starts very chipper, but torments Paul (denying him the ability to contact someone who can help him) [[spoiler: and later leads a lynch mob after him, partly because she thinks he's a thief and partly (apparently) out of murderous spite]]. Julie seems to fancy herself as one, but Paul [[AbhorrentAdmirer isn't interested]].

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: As you'd expect from [=SoHo=] in TheEighties, all the women Paul encounters are this, but especially Julie, who lives in some kind of [[TheSixties '60s]] time warp.

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* CreatorCameo: Martin Scorsese as the spotlight operator at Club Berlin.

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* WeirdnessMagnet: Paul.

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* CaughtInTheBadPartOfTown: The plot is Paul Hackett's odyssey to survive one night in New York's [=SoHo=] district while the world decides to make him an incredibly dark example of the ButtMonkey (as in, "he may end up lynched by an angry mob that mistook him for a thief" kind of ButtMonkey). At one point he even begs the universe to tell him what he did wrong and when he witnesses a murder near the end, he's so far into GivingUpOnLogic that he can only snark that the lynching mob will blame ''him'' for it somehow.


The movie takes place in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity over the course of one night. Unhappy office drone Paul Hackett (Griffin Dunne) meets a beautiful girl in a cafe and ends up calling over at her place in [=SoHo=]. Things work out badly and he ends up leaving hurriedly. The remainder of the movie chronicles his attempts to get home and the often surreal obstacles he faces.

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The movie takes place in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity over the course of one night. Unhappy office drone Paul Hackett (Griffin Dunne) (Creator/GriffinDunne) meets a beautiful girl in a cafe and ends up calling over at her place in [=SoHo=]. Things work out badly and he ends up leaving hurriedly. The remainder of the movie chronicles his attempts to get home and the often surreal obstacles he faces.



Not to be confused with the Website/{{Cracked}} WebOriginal series [[WebVideo/AfterHours of the same name.]] Also not to be confused with the fan video series Marvel/DC: After Hours.

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Not to be confused with the Website/{{Cracked}} WebOriginal series [[WebVideo/AfterHours of the same name.]] Also not to be confused with the fan video series Marvel/DC: ''Marvel/DC: After Hours.Hours''.


During its initial run, it had [[DuelingMovies competition]] the following year in the form of ''Something Wild'', starring Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith and Ray Liotta, which was also a movie about a milquetoast guy meeting a very worldly girl, and then [[ShockingSwerve things take a turn for the dark.]]

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During its initial run, it had [[DuelingMovies competition]] the following year in the form of ''Something Wild'', starring Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith Creator/JeffDaniels, Creator/MelanieGriffith and Ray Liotta, Creator/RayLiotta, which was also a movie about a milquetoast guy meeting a very worldly girl, and with things then [[ShockingSwerve things take taking a turn for the dark.]]


The film's cast also includes Creator/RosannaArquette, Linda Fiorentino, Creator/TeriGarr, Creator/CatherineOHara, Verna Bloom, John Heard, and Creator/CheechAndChong.

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The film's cast also includes Creator/RosannaArquette, Linda Fiorentino, Creator/LindaFiorentino, Creator/TeriGarr, Creator/CatherineOHara, Verna Bloom, John Heard, Creator/VernaBloom, Creator/JohnHeard, and Creator/CheechAndChong.


The film also starred Rosanna Arquette and Linda Fiorentino.

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The film film's cast also starred Rosanna Arquette and includes Creator/RosannaArquette, Linda Fiorentino.
Fiorentino, Creator/TeriGarr, Creator/CatherineOHara, Verna Bloom, John Heard, and Creator/CheechAndChong.

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* ClosedCircle: Paul does not has the money to pay for transportation away from the [=SoHo=] neighborhood that the events of the movie happen in, nor is he able to contact anybody who can help him (the one person who loans him a phone makes him forget his friend's number in a {{Troll}} act). And by the end of the movie, Paul can't even try to walk away because the risk of him being found by the lynch mob is too high.


* DisproportionateRetribution: Yes, it was rude of Paul to swat away the paperweight Julie presented him with (even if he had a reason to), but then what did she do about it? Spread a series of flyers accusing Paul of being the infamous [=SoHo=] burglar so he'll be hunted down by an irate, ''murderous'' mob.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Yes, it was rude of Paul to swat away the paperweight Julie presented him with (even if he had a reason to), but then what did she do about it? Spread a series of flyers accusing pointing out Paul of being as the infamous [=SoHo=] burglar so he'll be hunted down by an irate, ''murderous'' mob.

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