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The Morning After

  • Film

Time Out says

Sometime promising actress turned lush Fonda wakes up to find, in her bed, a dead man with a knife through his heart. She panics and tries to flee the state, but thwarted by airport bureaucracy, ends up taking her chances with redneck ex-cop Bridges. Focusing on the central character's struggle towards a tentative moral redemption, Lumet creates a film more intense than tense, more low-key character study than thriller. Fonda captures the duplicity of an actress playing a role, while Bridges' restraint provides the perfect foil for her neurotic mannerisms. But Lumet's narrative economy, sympathetic handling of actors, and superb eye never quite jell. It's as if a talented director has made the most of what he had, when what he had was never quite enough.
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Release Details

  • Duration:103 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Sidney Lumet
  • Screenwriter:James Hicks, Jay Presson Allen, David Rayfiel
  • Cast:
    • Jane Fonda
    • Jeff Bridges
    • Raúl Julia
    • Diane Salinger
    • Richard Foronjy
    • Geoffrey Scott
    • James Haake
    • Kathleen Wilhoite
    • Kathy Bates
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