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The Morning After (1986)

A washed up, alcoholic actress who is prone to blackouts wakes up next to a murdered man. Did she kill him and, if not, is she in danger?

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writer:

James Cresson (as James Hicks)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Fonda ... Alex Sternbergen
Jeff Bridges ... Turner Kendall
Raul Julia ... Joaquin Manero
Diane Salinger ... Isabel Harding
Richard Foronjy ... Sergeant Greenbaum
Geoffrey Scott ... Bobby Korshack
James 'Gypsy' Haake James 'Gypsy' Haake ... Frankie
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Red
Don Hood ... Hurley
Fran Bennett ... Airline Clerk
Michael Flanagan Michael Flanagan ... Airline Supervisor
Bruce Vilanch ... Bartender
Michael Prince Michael Prince ... Mr. Harding
Frances Bergen ... Mrs. Harding
José Angel Santana José Angel Santana ... Driver (as José Santana)
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Storyline

Alex Sternberg wakes up with a hangover and no memory of how she ended up in bed with a dead man. She flees, convinced that she has had another blackout and stabbed someone. Her only support, Turner, an ex cop and recovering alcoholic who is unsympathetic to her plight. She could believe that it is as simple as a violent act committed while drunk, except that the body keeps re-appearing. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Last night she drank to forget. Today she woke up to a murder. Is he her last hope or the last man she should trust? See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A la mañana siguiente See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,069,926, 28 December 1986

Gross USA:

$25,147,055

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,147,055
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Jane Fonda, Kathy Bates and Jeff Bridges. See more »

Goofs

The beat-up-but-running Chevrolet Bel-Air convertible that Jeff Bridges's Turner Kendall drives is a 1955 model, not 1956. See more »

Quotes

Turner Kendall: How can I be a bigot? I mean they're all full of ill will and malice. I just make observations.
Alex Sternbergen: Like "spade," "beaner," and "spic"?
Turner Kendall: That sounds like a law firm.
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Connections

Referenced in The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

CHIEF INSPECTOR
Composed & performed by Wally Badarou
Courtesy of Island Visual Arts Records
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What a beautiful LA!
2 November 2003 | by NAragonssSee all my reviews

I Think I´ll never see again the city of Los Angeles so beautiful like in this movie. The sky is so blue that the color seems made in a laboratory. The shining California sun gives a very lighted look to all the scenes filmed on street locations. Jane Fonda, playing an alcoholic but also a sensual lady, is brilliant too and so sexy as she was in 1971, when she won the Oscar for "Klute". You´ll enjoy watching "The Morning After", if you love LA, the sunny days and ladies like Jane Fonda.


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