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The Morning After (1986)

R  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Romance  |  25 December 1986 (USA)
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A woman wakes up next to a murdered man. Did she do it herself, and if not, is she in danger herself?

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Joaquin Manero
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Isabel Harding
Richard Foronjy ...
Sergeant Greenbaum
Geoffrey Scott ...
Bobby Korshack
James 'Gypsy' Haake ...
Frankie
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Red
Don Hood ...
Hurley
Fran Bennett ...
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Bartender
Michael Prince ...
Mr. Harding
Frances Bergen ...
Mrs. Harding
José Angel Santana ...
Driver (as José Santana)
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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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25 December 1986 (USA)  »

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$25,100,000 (USA)
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Jane Fonda's performance and characterization as Alex Sternbergen in this film was often likened and compared to her performance and characterization of Bree Daniels in her earlier classic movie Klute (1971). Fonda had won the Best Actress Academy Award for that earlier movie and similarly got Oscar nominated in the same category for _The Morning After (1986)_ which was made and released about fifteen years after Klute (1971). See more »

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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

Detective: It's a great place for a stud. Or are you a fag, Jack?
Joaquin Manero: [walks up on him] How bad do you want to know?
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Featured in The 59th Annual Academy Awards (1987) See more »

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Composed & performed by Robert Palmer
Courtesy of Island Records
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Great murder mystery film, except for the murder mystery
16 November 2002 | by (Irving, TX) – See all my reviews

It's a shame the filmmakers decided to make this a murder mystery, because the "mystery" is the only bad part of the film. Fonda and Bridges are both terrific, as usual, and the story of their meeting and falling in love along with the moral rebirth that love sparked in both would have made a fantastic movie. Jeff Bridges is the USA's stealth great actor: he quietly nails every role without an ounce of flash. His chemistry with Jane Fonda (hell, he has chemistry with every actress he's ever costarred with) is the best reason to watch this. Unfortunately, the heart of the plot is a lackluster murder/conspiracy story which undermines the rest. It takes "The Morning After" from a "must see" to a "see if there's nothing better."


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