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Director:
Writer:
James Cresson (written by)
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Release Date:
25 December 1986 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
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 »
Plot:
A woman wakes up next to a murdered man. Did she do it herself, and if not, is she in danger herself? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Emmys: The Morning After (The Morning After)
 (From Televisionary. 22 September 2009, 10:23 AM, PDT)

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Cast

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Jane Fonda ... Alex Sternbergen

Jeff Bridges ... Turner Kendall

Raul Julia ... Joaquin Manero

Diane Salinger ... Isabel Harding
Richard Foronjy ... Sergeant Greenbaum
Geoffrey Scott ... Bobby Korshack
James 'Gypsy' Haake ... Frankie

Kathleen Wilhoite ... Red
Don Hood ... Hurley
Fran Bennett ... Airline Clerk
Michael Flanagan ... Airline Supervisor

Bruce Vilanch ... Bartender
Michael Prince ... Mr. Harding
Frances Bergen ... Mrs. Harding
José Angel Santana ... Driver (as José Santana)

Bob Minor ... Man

George Fisher ... Cabbie

Rick Rossovich ... Detective
Laurel Lyle ... Secretary

Kathy Bates ... Woman on Mateo Street

Anne Betancourt ... Nurse
Patti Song ... Hairstylist #1
Betty Lougaris ... Salon Customer
Drew Berman ... Detective
Sam Scarber ... Detective
Michael Zand ... Detective

Gladys Portugues ... Body Builder
Corinna Everson ... Miss Olympia
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Selga Sanders ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Sidney Lumet 
 
Writing credits
James Cresson (written by) (as James Hicks)

David Rayfiel  uncredited

Produced by
Lois Bonfiglio .... associate producer
Bruce Gilbert .... producer
Wolfgang Glattes .... associate producer
Faye Schwab .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Chihara 
 
Cinematography by
Andrzej Bartkowiak 
 
Film Editing by
Joel Goodman 
 
Casting by
Nancy Klopper 
 
Production Design by
Albert Brenner 
 
Art Direction by
Kandy Stern 
 
Set Decoration by
Lee Poll 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
 
Makeup Department
Pete Altobelli .... makeup artist
Kathryn Blondell .... hair stylist
Gary Liddiard .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
C. Tad Devlin .... unit production manager
Lilith Jacobs .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wolfgang Glattes .... first assistant director
Brenda Kalosh .... second second assistant director
Aldric La'auli Porter .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
David B. Brenner .... general foreman
Michael C. Claypool .... set dresser (as Michael Claypool)
Mark Hite .... lead man
Bob Lawless .... stand-by painter (as Robert Lawless)
C.J. Maguire .... property master
Hope M. Parrish .... assistant property master
Richard Dean Rankin .... construction coordinator (as Richard D. Rankin)
Michael Schmidt .... set dresser
Darrell L. White .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Edward Beyer .... sound editor
Louis Cerborino .... sound editor (as Lou Cerborino)
Randall Coleman .... assistant sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Robert Crosby .... boom operator
Jay Dranch .... sound editor
Bruce Kitzmeyer .... sound editor
David M. Ronne .... production sound mixer
Maurice Schell .... supervising sound editor
Dick Vorisek .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Thomas R. Ward .... special effects coordinator (as Tom Ward)
 
Stunts
George Fisher .... stunt coordinator
Mickey Gilbert .... stunts
Clifford Happy .... stunts
Gene LeBell .... stunts
Karen Price .... stunts (as Karen Elayna Price)
George Marshall Ruge .... stunts
Loyd Catlett .... stunt player (uncredited)
Mark Lonsdale .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dustin Blauvelt .... first assistant camera
Joseph Cosko Jr. .... second assistant camera
R. Michael De Chellis .... best boy
Craig Denault .... camera operator
Mikael Glattes .... camera loader
Steve Greaves .... dolly grip
Cary Griffith .... key grip
Gregg Guellow .... best boy
Harry Langdon .... photographer: loft photographs
Jim Marquette .... assistant camera
Hank Sheppherd .... rigging grip
Peter Sorel .... still photographer
Chris Strong .... gaffer
Scott C. Williman .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Dennison .... wardrobe supervisor
Linda Serijan .... wardrobe supervisor
Neil Spisak .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Dawn Chiang .... apprentice editor
Richard J. Rossi .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jolene Cherry .... music supervisor
George Howard .... musician: saxophone solo
Chris Tergesen .... music engineer
Pat Woods .... music supervisor
John Moses .... musician: clarinetist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Gregory Dultz .... driver
Helen Mercier .... transportation captain
Rick Mercier .... transportation coordinator
Dennis Ward .... transportation captain
Shawn Coulter .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Faye Brenner .... script supervisor
John Ross Bush .... location manager
Bruce Carter .... production assistant
Gwendolyn Files .... production auditor
Debi Karolewski .... assistant: Jane Fonda
Ingrid C. Michaels .... production office coordinator
Karl Lewis Miller .... animal action
Douglas E. Stoll .... location manager
Nancy Willen .... unit publicist
Michelle Zeisel .... assistant: Bruce Gilbert
 
Thanks
Diane Lord .... thanks: Tyler Lord Beauty Establishment
Keith Lord .... thanks: Tyler Lord Beauty Establishment
 

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Trivia:
Debut produced screenplay of producer James Cresson who was billed as James Hicks. The film remains the first, final and only ever film script credit for Cresson.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:Don't you have anything civiler. Something...
Frankie:Honey, I'm a drag queen, not a transvestite. I don't buy no house dresses.
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
a lame dog of a thriller, 9 December 2010
Author: Michael Neumann from United States

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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