All Night Long (1981)

All Night Long (1981)

Taglines: She’s got a way with men. And she’s getting away with it…

Executive George Dupler loses his temper and is demoted to the night manager at a 24 hour drugstore. After he suggests to his teenage son Freddie that he stop having an affair with suburban housewife Cheryl Gibbons, who is a distant cousin, Cheryl tries to seduce George.

At home, in front of his mother, Freddie accuses his dad of stealing his girl, because he found Cheryl serving George a meal in the middle of the night, while her husband Bobby was on duty at the fire station. George then separates from his wife Helen, quits his job, moves into a warehouse, and asks Cheryl to move in with him.

All Night Long is a 1981 American romantic comedy film starring Barbra Streisand, Gene Hackman, Diane Ladd, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Dobson, and William Daniels, written by W. D. Richter and directed by Jean-Claude Tramont.

About the Story

George Dupler (Gene Hackman), a married man nearing middle age, is demoted after a temper tantrum at work (throwing a chair out of his boss’s window) and reduced to working as the midnight-shift manager of an all-night pharmacy/convenience store.

George’s adult son, Freddie (Dennis Quaid), is having an affair with an older, married woman, who also happens to be Freddie’s fourth cousin. George advises Freddie to stop the affair before it leads to any trouble, but Freddie declares that he might love her. One night at the store, George finally meets the woman, Cheryl (Barbra Streisand), an untalented singer-songwriter married to a volatile firefighter, Bobby (Kevin Dobson), and she begins to show an interest in him. After a while, the interest is mutual.

George goes to Cheryl’s house to return her cigarette lighter. She offers to show George the paint job Freddie has done in her bedroom. George and Cheryl are about to get intimate, when Freddie comes over to see Cheryl for another tryst. George escapes before Freddie could see him, but Cheryl decides to tell Freddie about the affair she is having with his dad. The next day, when George is trying to sleep, and his wife, Helen (Diane Ladd), is having a French class, Freddie confronts his father, trying to fight him. Helen hears about the affair and George leaves. When she demands a divorce, George agrees.

All Night Long Movie Poster (1981)

All Night Long (1981)

Directed by: Jean-Claude Tramont
Starring: Gene Hackman, Barbra Streisand, Diane Ladd, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Dobson, William Daniels, Ann Doran, James Nolan, Judy Kerr
Screenplay by: W.D. Richter
Production Design by: Peter Jamison
Cinematography by: Philip H. Lathrop
Film Editing by: Marion Rothman
Set Decoration by: Linda Spheeris
Art Direction by: Hub Braden
Music by: Richard Hazard, Ira Newborn
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Release Date: March 6, 1981