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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?

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Joaquin Manero
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Isabel Harding
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Sergeant Greenbaum
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James 'Gypsy' Haake ...
Frankie
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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 la mañana siguiente  »

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$25,100,000 (USA)
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This motion picture's closing credits dedication reads: "Our thanks to David". See more »

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After Turner and Alex sleep together at his home, the newspaper that she's reading jumps from her hands to the tabletop several times between shots. See more »

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[last lines]
Turner Kendall: Never did see that damn trick done right.
Alex Sternbergen: And you never will.
Turner Kendall: Whatever makes you happy.
Alex Sternbergen: You, oh you make me happy.
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ADDICTED TO LOVE
Composed & performed by Robert Palmer
Courtesy of Island Records
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Jane Fonda wakes up in the 1980's version of "Lost Weekend"
16 January 2002 | by (North Coast, USA) – See all my reviews

Jane Fonda, Raul Julia, and Jeff Bridges are the main charactors in this suspense thriller. Jane is excellent as never-quite-made-it / has-been actress with a longterm drinking problem. Jane's falling star crashes right into Jeff Bridges who is always good as a laidback but tragically flawed loner. Lucky for Jane, Mr Bridges likes to "fix things other people have discarded". Raul just shines as only he can. Too bad we lost him early. Great mystery, great suspense, great acting. Another excellent video in my personal collection for rainy days. This movie has all the elements to hold up for an encore performance.


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