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Morning After
     

The Morning After

Director: Sidney Lumet, Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges, Raul Julia

Cast: Sidney Lumet, Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges, Raul Julia

 

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In this excellent thriller, crisply directed by Sidney Lumet, Alex Sternbergen (Jane Fonda), a washed-up, alcoholic actress who never quite made it, wakes up one morning in an unfamiliar, luxurious loft apartment, only to find the corpse of a stranger next to her in bed. Alex can remember nothing of the night before. In a panic, she tries to flee but is unable to get

Overview

In this excellent thriller, crisply directed by Sidney Lumet, Alex Sternbergen (Jane Fonda), a washed-up, alcoholic actress who never quite made it, wakes up one morning in an unfamiliar, luxurious loft apartment, only to find the corpse of a stranger next to her in bed. Alex can remember nothing of the night before. In a panic, she tries to flee but is unable to get a flight out of Los Angeles, and short of cash, she hitches a ride with Turner Kendall (Jeff Bridges), a disabled former policeman who happens to be fixing his car in the airport parking lot. Alex tries to get rid of Turner and returns to the loft which she cleans in a futile attempt to get rid of her finger prints. Turner continues to take an unappreciated interest in Alex and keeps turning up unexpectedly, much to her annoyance. Finally, desperate and on the run, and never sure that she didn't commit the murder, Alex allows Turner to help her. Alex also confides in and is helped by her ex-husband and friend Joaquin Manero (Raul Julia), the only man she completely trusts. Despite Alex's suspicion of Turner, she slowly falls in love with him. The movie quickly moves to a surprising conclusion, and creates a good deal of suspense, particularly when Alex is confronted with a corpse that just won't stay put. The highlight of the film is the performance by Jane Fonda reminiscent of her magnificent performance as Bree Daniels in Klute. The Morning After never rises to the quality of Klute, but Fonda's performance was strong enough to earn her an Oscar nomination.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/30/2005
UPC:
0012569722668
Original Release:
1986
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:43:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by director Sidney Lumet; Theatrical trailer; Languages: English & Français; Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Feature Film Only)

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jane Fonda Alex Sternbergen
Jeff Bridges Turner Kendall
Raul Julia Joaquin Manero
Diane Salinger Isabel Harding
Richard Foronjy Sgt. Greenbaum
Geoffrey Scott Bobby Korshack
James "Gypsy" Haake Frankie
Kathleen Wilhoite Red
Don Hood Hurley
George Howard Saxophonist
Gladys Portugese Body Builder
Fran Bennett Airline Clerk
Michael Flanagan Airline Supervisor
Bruce Vilanch Bartender
Michael Prince Mr. Harding
Frances Bergen Mrs. Harding
Jose Santana Driver
Bob Minor Man
George Fisher Cabbie
Rick Rossovich Detective
Laurel Lyle Secretary
Kathy Bates Woman on Mateo Street
Anne Betancourt Nurse
Patti Song Hairstylist
Betty Lougaris Salon Customer
Drew Berman Detective
Sam Scarber Detective
Michael Zand Detective
Corinna Everson Miss Olympia

Technical Credits
Sidney Lumet Director
Jay Presson Allen Screenwriter
Pete Altobelli Makeup
Wally Badarou Songwriter
Andrzej Bartkowiak Cinematographer
Lois Bonfiglio Producer
Albert Brenner Production Designer
Paul Chihara Score Composer
James Cresson Screenwriter
Earons Songwriter
Bruce Gilbert Producer
Mickey Gilbert Stunts
Wolfgang Glattes Associate Producer
Joel Goodman Editor
James Hicks Screenwriter
Nancy Klopper Casting
Gene Lebell Stunts
Gary D. Liddiard Makeup
Gary Likkiard Makeup
John Martyn Songwriter
Robert Palmer Songwriter
Lee Poll Set Decoration/Design
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer
George Marshall Ruge Stunts
Faye Schwab Executive Producer
Kandy Stern Art Director
Tom Ward Special Effects

Scene Index

Disc #1 --
1. Rude Awakening [5:31]
2. Should I Call the Cops? [3:57]
3. Credits [1:53]
4. No Quick Getaway [5:18]
5. Ride From Turner [4:53]
6. Cleanup [:49]
7. Disappearing Act [4:37]
8. Thanksgiving Dinner [4:23]
9. Whatever People Are Through With [4:14]
10. Fallen Asleep [4:24]
11. Out of the Closet [3:49]
12. Whose Side Are You On? [2:51]
13. Helping An Innocent Drunk [4:48]
14. Calling Sgt. Greenbaum [3:40]
15. What's Going on Here? [3:25]
16. Losing It [9:29]
17. About Clout [2:51]
18. Check on a Cop [6:06]
19. Refuge With Jacky [2:26]
20. Double Surprise [3:42]
21. Blood and Water [3:37]
22. Double Cross [2:15]
23. About Us [3:32]
24. The Trick Never Works [4:47]
25. End Credits [3:00]

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