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25 December 1986 (USA) See more »
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 »
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 »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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
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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)
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
Diane Lord .... thanks: Tyler Lord Beauty Establishment
Keith Lord .... thanks: Tyler Lord Beauty Establishment

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103 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Both Jane Fonda and Jeff Bridges have a father and a brother who are also actors. Fonda's father is Henry Fonda and her brother is Peter Fonda, while Bridges' father is Lloyd Bridges and his brother is Beau Bridges.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Turner Kendall:Spades, uh, they spend disproportionately on their transportation - also in dressing their young.
Alex Sternbergen:What are you, the Klan anthropologist?
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Despite the flaws I enjoy this film., 5 November 2010
Author: sunznc from Santa Monica, California

The film takes place in LA in the 1980's. So you know what that means- I don't even need to say do I? Any film from the 80's has a very distinct look and while you see glimpses here and there of that era it's not too much to be distracting even if some screen time takes place in a beauty salon.

The film is interesting to watch because of the actors. They all do a good job here. Jane especially. Jeff Bridges and Raul Julia also are very good here. So it is the acting, the performances that make the film. The sets too are great-they almost are a character themselves from Alex's Pink and Mauve art deco place to the low budget but homey place of Turner's garage pad.

The flaws. There are some. Some of the dialog is cheesy and clichéd with laughable lines. The references to different cultures here in crude and crass terms. This was way BEFORE "politically correct".

This is not the greatest movie but I still love it and drag it out to watch about once a year.

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