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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
Don Hood ...
Hurley
Fran Bennett ...
Airline Clerk
Michael Flanagan ...
Airline Supervisor
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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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

25 December 1986 (USA)  »

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A la mañana siguiente  »

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$25,147,055 (USA)
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The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Jane Fonda, Kathy Bates and Jeff Bridges. See more »

Goofs

The taxi driver tells Alex that it is Thursday November 28, 1986. However, November 28, 1986 was a Friday. See more »

Quotes

Detective: It's a great place for a stud. Or are you a fag, Jack?
Joaquin Manero: [walks up on him] How bad do you want to know?
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References On the Waterfront (1954) See more »

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Solo saxophone performed by George Howard
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Jane Fonda wakes up in the 1980's version of "Lost Weekend"
16 January 2002 | by (North Coast, USA) – See all my reviews

Jane Fonda, Raul Julia, and Jeff Bridges are the main charactors in this suspense thriller. Jane is excellent as never-quite-made-it / has-been actress with a longterm drinking problem. Jane's falling star crashes right into Jeff Bridges who is always good as a laidback but tragically flawed loner. Lucky for Jane, Mr Bridges likes to "fix things other people have discarded". Raul just shines as only he can. Too bad we lost him early. Great mystery, great suspense, great acting. Another excellent video in my personal collection for rainy days. This movie has all the elements to hold up for an encore performance.


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