Mike Figgis' One Night Stand, the follow-up to his grim 1995 hit Leaving Las Vegas, is a moody cautionary tale about the dangers of adultery. Max (Wesley Snipes) directs television commercials in L.A. When he learns that his old friend… More Mike Figgis' One Night Stand, the follow-up to his grim 1995 hit Leaving Las Vegas, is a moody cautionary tale about the dangers of adultery. Max (Wesley Snipes) directs television commercials in L.A. When he learns that his old friend Charlie (Robert Downey, Jr.), with whom he had a falling out several years back, has contracted AIDS, Max returns to his native NYC to make peace. Just as he is leaving Manhattan, Max encounters the beautiful Karen (Nastassja Kinski). When a traffic jam causes him to miss his return flight, the lonesome Max goes looking for Karen. They go out to a concert and things are very friendly, though it is obvious that they are mutually attracted. A near mugging throws them closer together, and they spend a solitary passionate night together. The next day, Max returns to his wife Mimi (Ming-Na Wen) and his family. Though Mimi isn't sure what exactly happened she knows that something is up. Meanwhile, Max finds that his visit to New York has changed him, and he becomes increasingly restless and irritable. A year passes. Charlie is hospitalized and dying, so Max returns to New York to comfort him. Mimi comes too. Much to Max's surprise, he discovers that Karen is married to Charlie's brother Vernon (Kyle MacLachlan), something that makes for a very uncomfortable evening when the foursome decide to go out for dinner. Though the former lovers try to conceal their affair, tensions finally explode during Charlie's funeral. The story's scenario is based on a $3 million script by Joe Eszterhas that Figgis totally revamped so that only the title and the story's core idea remained intact.