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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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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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Both Jane Fonda and Jeff Bridges have a father and a brother who are also actors. Fonda's father is Henry Fonda and her brother is Peter Fonda, while Bridges' father is Lloyd Bridges and his brother is Beau 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

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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Solo saxophone performed by George Howard
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Despite the flaws I enjoy this film.
5 November 2010 | by (Santa Monica, California) – See all my reviews

The film takes place in LA in the 1980's. So you know what that means- I don't even need to say do I? Any film from the 80's has a very distinct look and while you see glimpses here and there of that era it's not too much to be distracting even if some screen time takes place in a beauty salon.

The film is interesting to watch because of the actors. They all do a good job here. Jane especially. Jeff Bridges and Raul Julia also are very good here. So it is the acting, the performances that make the film. The sets too are great-they almost are a character themselves from Alex's Pink and Mauve art deco place to the low budget but homey place of Turner's garage pad.

The flaws. There are some. Some of the dialog is cheesy and clichéd with laughable lines. The references to different cultures here in crude and crass terms. This was way BEFORE "politically correct".

This is not the greatest movie but I still love it and drag it out to watch about once a year.


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