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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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Bobby Korshack
James 'Gypsy' Haake ...
Frankie
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Red
Don Hood ...
Hurley
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Bartender
Michael Prince ...
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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25 December 1986 (USA)  »

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A la mañana siguiente  »

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$25,147,055 (USA)
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Trivia

The name of the television show seen at the start of the movie was "Eye on L.A.". 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

Alex Sternbergen: [Her first lines] What the fuck?
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Connections

Referenced in Tru Calling: Morning After (2003) 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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