Taglines: Making love was easy…being in love difficult.
Danny and Bernie are two single men who live in Chicago. When Danny meets Debbie at Mother Malone’s (“Mother’s”), a bar in the Chicago Gold Coast, the two start a relationship from a one-night stand. The film follows the couple for the first year of their relationship: their meeting after a softball game, her moving in with him, mutual friction at Thanksgiving, their breakup on New Year’s Eve, his apology and declaration of love on St. Patrick’s Day, and their reconciliation at a softball game.
About Last Night (styled as About Last Night…) is a 1986 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Edward Zwick, and starring Rob Lowe and Demi Moore as Chicago yuppies who enter a committed relationship for the first time. The screenplay by Tim Kazurinsky and Denise DeClue is based on the 1974 David Mamet play Sexual Perversity in Chicago. The film was remade as the 2014 About Last Night.
David Mamet’s play Sexual Perversity in Chicago was adapted for the big screen by fellow Chicago citizen Tim Kazurinsky and became About Last Night… The film stars Rob Lowe as Danny and Demi Moore as Debbie. The pair meet and engage in a torrid sexual relationship, but then slowly negotiate if there is anything more between them. Lowe seeks advice from his loudmouthed friend Bernie (Chicago native James Belushi), whose offers little more than outrageous tales of his randy exploits. Debbie confides in her best friend Joan (Elizabeth Perkins), a bitter, single kindergarten teacher who has lost any hope of finding the right person on the dating scene.
About Last Night… (1986)
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Starring: Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Jim Belushi, Elizabeth Perkins, George DiCenzo, Megan Mullally, Michael Alldredge, Patricia Duff
Screenplay by: Tim Kazurinsky
Production Design by: Ida Random
Cinematography by: Andrew Dintenfass
Film Editing by: Harry Keramidas
Costume Design by: Deborah Lynn Scott
Set Decoration by: Chris Butler
Music by: Miles Goodman
Distributed by: TriStar Pictures
Release Date: July 2, 1986