The Morning After (1986) Poster


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Despite the film's critical drubbing and commercial failure at the box-office the picture was still able to garner an Oscar nomination which was for Jane Fonda for the Best Actress Academy Award but Fonda lost out to Marlee Matlin for Children of a Lesser God (1986).
Only three actors - Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges and Raul Julia - are billed in the movie's opening credits.
The make and model of Turner Kendall (Jeff Bridges)'s beat-up car was a 1956 Chevy.
This 1986 picture was the second consecutive suspense-thriller movie in back-to-back years for actor Jeff Bridges who had the previous year in 1985 starred in the suspenser-movie Jagged Edge (1985) with Glenn Close. Both motion pictures feature a knife or dagger as the murder weapon and in both films there was doubt whether the central female character should trust Bridges' character.
Jane Fonda's performance and characterization as Alex Sternbergen in this film was often likened and compared to her performance and characterization of Bree Daniels in her earlier classic movie Klute (1971). Fonda had won the Best Actress Academy Award for that earlier movie and similarly got Oscar nominated in the same category for _The Morning After (1986)_ which was made and released about fifteen years after Klute (1971).
The name of the TV show seen at the start of the movie was "Eye on L.A.".
Made and released about twelve years after the same-titled American tele-movie The Morning After (1974).
Part of a run of mid-1980s box-office flops for the film's director Sidney Lumet which also included the same 1986 year's Power (1986) and 1984's Garbo Talks (1984).
Actress Jane Fonda is seen throughout the entire picture with peroxided blonde hair.
Jane Fonda's final film as an actress for three years until 1989's Old Gringo (1989) with actor Gregory Peck.
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.
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.
Many movie posters featured a preamble that read: "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? THE MORNING AFTER...can be murder".


Kathy Bates:  As woman neighbor on Mateo Street.
Geoffrey Scott:  As pin-up girl publisher murder victim Bobby Korshack appearing on television.
Bruce Vilanch:  The comedian as a bartender.

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