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The Morning After (1986)

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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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Don Hood ...
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Michael Prince ...
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Mrs. Harding
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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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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 »


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25 December 1986 (USA)  »

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A Manhã Seguinte  »

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$25,100,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The make and model of Turner Kendall (Jeff Bridges)'s beat-up car was a 1956 Chevy. 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: She's got a violent record, assault with a deadly weapon. Did you know that when you married her.
Joaquin Manero: It's *why* I married her.
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Referenced in Tru Calling: Morning After (2003) See more »

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CAN'T STOP GIVING IT
Composed & performed by The Earons
Courtesy of Island Records
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a lame dog of a thriller
9 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An over-the-hill Hollywood starlet (Jane Fonda, surely not typecast?) wakes up in a stranger's bed, only to find her companion dead with a dagger in his chest. The set up is immediately compelling, but it's the only worthwhile scene in an otherwise strangely unthrilling thriller. The film is a juicy premise with no payoff, presenting just two possible suspects (only one logically implicated), and hustling in a vague motive for the crime, almost out if the blue, just before the final credits. Never mind the actual details, which in retrospect are about as memorable as Fonda's one-night stand. Jeff Bridges co-stars as a benevolent ex-cop from Bakersfield (who meets Fonda entirely by chance), and Raul Julia plays her ambitious hair stylist ex-husband. Which of the two is the more likely killer?


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