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The Morning After (1986)

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
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Bobby Korshack
James 'Gypsy' Haake ...
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Don Hood ...
Hurley
Fran Bennett ...
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Mr. Harding
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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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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 la mañana siguiente  »

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$25,100,000 (USA)
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Debut produced screenplay of producer James Cresson who was billed as James Hicks. The film remains the only film script credit for Cresson. See more »

Goofs

After Turner and Viveca/Alex sleep together at his home, the newspaper she's reading jumps from her hands to the tabletop several times between shots. 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 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) See more »

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SAVE SOME (FOR ME)
Composed & performed by John Martin
Courtesy of Island Records
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Great murder mystery film, except for the murder mystery
16 November 2002 | by (Austin, Texas) – 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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