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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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Richard Foronjy ...
Sergeant Greenbaum
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Bobby Korshack
James 'Gypsy' Haake ...
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Red
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Hurley
Fran Bennett ...
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Michael Prince ...
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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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25 December 1986 (USA)  »

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A la mañana siguiente  »

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$25,147,055
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The film was Oscar nominated in one category in 1987 - for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Jane Fonda, who lost to Marlee Matlin for Children of a Lesser God (1986). See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Featured in The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) 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 could have been
27 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

For what it is, MORNING AFTER is good, but could have been great with a sturdier screen play. Interesting premise, but somehow it really doesn't take off. The ending is denouncement is convoluted and not very satisfying. Hard to believe that what happened actually happened! One major error is when Jeff Bridges leaves Jane Fonda off and she goes back into the loft. Bright daylight. When she enters its completely dark out as she closes the drapes. Bad continuity. This is basically a two character movie, maybe three with the Raoul character. Noboby else has anything than a bit. Look close for Kathy Bates before she hit it big. All toll, worth a look, but don't think too hard.


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