From Mike Figgis, the Academy Award®-nominated director of Leaving
Las Vegas, comes One Night Stand, an erotically charged love story that
explores the multi-layered ramifications of infidelity. Starring Wesley
Snipes, Nastassja Kinski, Robert Downey Jr., Ming-Na Wen and Kyle MacLachlan,
the film premiered this year at the Venice Film Festival and garnered Snipes
the Volpi Cup Award for Best Actor. One Night Stand will be released by
New Line Cinema in the United States on November 14, 1997.
On the surface, Max Carlyle (Wesley Snipes) has it all: a happy marriage,
two healthy children and a successful career as a commercial director. Until
one night while on a trip to New York City, a chance encounter leads to
a passionate and uncharacteristic affair with a beautiful, seductive and
very married woman named Karen (NASTASSJA KINSKI). Although each vows to
forget the psycho-sexual ballet that has consumed these formerly faithful
spouses, Max is plagued with memories of this scorching tryst. When he returns
home, he slowly begins to withdraw from the people closest to him, as his
wife (Ming-Na Wen) struggles to understand her changed husband, his new
attitude, and the distance that has so quickly grown between them.
One year later, Max's best friend, Charlie (Robert Downey Jr.) is hospitalized
as he battles the last stages of AIDS. When Max returns to New York with
Mimi to comfort his ailing friend, he finds himself face-to-face with Karen,
who is married to Charlie's conservative brother, Vernon (Kyle MacLACHLAN).
Thrown together by fate, Max and Karen try to resist their mutual feelings,
but ultimately they are forced to confront an undeniable truth ... and the
unsettling and unexpected consequences that erupt from a One Night Stand.