Past Midnight

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"Past Passion. Past Terror. Past Murder."
  • R
  • 1991
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 5.6  (1,521)

Past Midnight is a 1991 crime drama film directed by Jan Eliasberg and starring Rutger Hauer, Natasha Richardson, and Clancy Brown in lead roles. The film follows the story of a man named Ben Jordan, who is released from prison after serving time for a crime he did not commit. He moves to Los Angeles and starts working as a night security guard in a building.

Ben is haunted by nightmares of his time in prison and struggles with alcohol addiction. He also develops a romantic relationship with his psychiatrist, Laura Mathews, who helps him deal with his past traumas. One night, Ben is called upon to help a woman who is being attacked by a man in the same building he works in. He saves the woman and befriends her, only to find out that the attacker was her husband and that he has connections to Ben's past.

As Ben begins to investigate the connections between the attacker and his past, he uncovers a web of corruption and deceit that involves some of the most powerful people in the city. He becomes determined to uncover the truth and bring those responsible to justice. Along the way, he risks his life and the people he cares about, including Laura and the woman he saved.

Rutger Hauer delivers a powerful performance as Ben Jordan, a man on a mission to clear his name and bring those responsible for his wrongful imprisonment to justice. His portrayal of a man struggling on the edge of sanity is both intense and convincing. Natasha Richardson delivers a solid performance as Ben's psychiatrist, Laura Mathews. Her character provides much-needed emotional support to Ben and is instrumental in helping him overcome his past traumas.

Clancy Brown plays the role of Steve Lundy, a corrupt cop involved in the web of deceit and corruption that Ben uncovers. Brown delivers a chilling performance as a man who will do anything to protect his secrets, and his character serves as a formidable adversary to Ben. The supporting cast delivers strong performances, and the chemistry between the actors is palpable.

The film's pacing is slow at times, but the story is engaging enough to keep the viewer invested in the characters and their struggles. The cinematography is atmospheric and adds to the film's noirish tone. The film's score by Brad Fiedel is haunting and adds to the tense and suspenseful atmosphere.

Overall, Past Midnight is a solid crime drama that delivers a gripping story and strong performances. It explores themes of justice, redemption, and the effects of long-term trauma on the human psyche. The film's ending is satisfying, and the resolution of the story is both emotional and cathartic. It is a must-watch for fans of crime dramas and psychological thrillers.

Past Midnight is a 1991 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

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    5.6  (1,521)