The Morning After (1986 film)

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The Morning After
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original film poster
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Produced by Bruce Gilbert
Written by James Hicks
Starring Jane Fonda
Jeff Bridges
Raúl Juliá
Cinematography Andrzej Bartkowiak
Edited by Joel Goodman
Distributed by 20th Century Fox (theatrical)
Release dates
  • December 25, 1986 (1986-12-25)
Running time 103 minutes
Language English
Budget $13 million
Box office $25,147,055

The Morning After is a 1986 mystery film starring Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges and Raul Julia. The movie was written by James Hicks and David Rayfiel (uncredited). It was directed by Sidney Lumet. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress (Jane Fonda). Kathy Bates has a small cameo as a bystander.


A washed up alcoholic actress Alex (played by Fonda) wakes up on Thanksgiving Day next to a murdered man, a photographer. She feels sick and remembers nothing from the night before. She calls her agent Jackie about what happened the night before. He informs her that she missed out on getting what could have been her best gig in a while. She then 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 alright and she retorts saying "ya wanna bet." She leaves the apartment 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 Alex's hairdresser husband Joaquin, who wants to divorce her, as he has fallen in love with socialite Isabel Harding (Diane Salinger).



The film holds a 71% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[1]


Jane Fonda was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.[2][3]


  1. ^ "The Morning After (Rotten Tomatoes)". Rotten Tomatoes. 
  2. ^ "Academy Awards Database". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  3. ^ "The Morning After". IMDB. Retrieved 2013-01-13.