GenreCrime, Mystery, Romance Music directorPaul Chihara WriterJames Cresson
Release dateDecember 25, 1986 (1986-12-25) CastJane Fonda (Alex Sternbergen), Jeff Bridges (Turner Kendall), Raúl Juliá (Joaquin Manero), Diane Salinger (Isabel Harding), Richard Foronjy (Sergeant Greenbaum), Geoffrey Scott (Bobby Korshack) Similar moviesFemale Jungle, Leaving Las Vegas, Barfly, Come on Eileen, Need vanad armastuskirjad, Drunk in Public
TaglineLast 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 1986 origianl movie trailer
The Morning After is a 1986 American mystery film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges and Raul Julia. Fonda was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.
A washed-up, alcoholic actress, Alex Sternbergen (played by Fonda), wakes up on Thanksgiving 1986 next to a murdered man, a sleazy photographer. She feels sick and remembers nothing from the night before. She calls her friend Jackie about what happened the night before. (We find out later that he is her husband, they are separated.) He informs her that she missed out on getting what could have been her best gig in a while the night before because she was drunk and rude. She tells him about the body. He tells her to call the cops and she says that she is scared but he insists, telling her it will be all right. She retorts saying "ya wanna bet?" She leaves the apartment, and it is implied that she has not called the police. While trying to flee at the airport, Alex encounters an ex-policeman, Turner (Jeff Bridges), who believes in her innocence. Raúl Juliá plays Jackie, a hairdresser who wants to divorce her, as he has fallen in love with socialite Isabel Harding (Diane Salinger).
Jane Fonda as Alexandra "Alex" Sternbergen / Viveca Van Loren
Jeff Bridges as Turner Kendall
Raul Julia as Joaquin "Jackie" Manero, Alex's husband
Diane Salinger as Isabel Harding, Jackie's new lover
Richard Foronjy as Sgt. Herb Greenbaum
Bruce Vilanch as Harry, the bartender
Geoffrey Scott as Bobby Korshack
James Haake as Frankie, a drag queen and friend of Alex's
Don Hood as Mr. Hurley, the lawyer
Kathleen Wilhoite as Red, Jackie's assistant at his salon
Kathy Bates as Korshack's neighbor
Frances Bergen as Mrs. Harding, Isabel's mother
The film holds a 71% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Jane Fonda was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.