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.
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Even a great filmmaker is not infalible, not when he has to work with a poor screenplay. The tone rambles, never decides if it is a comedy, a soap opera or a thriller. Performances by Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges and the underused Raul Julia do some good to this ridiculous and predictible mess.
Interesting work on the lights and the colors of L.A. by Sidney Lumet, the New-Yorker. Good performances by Fonda and Bridges. More a drama than a mystery thriller but is it intended? If not, the screenplay is really but really bad then. Already forgotten.
One of those movies you'll see about million times in million different versions and never be able to tell any of them apart. This is "the one with a dead guy in bed". And that's about it. The rest is as cheesy, already-seen, weirdly shaped as they come. In hands of a less capable director it would be a hopeless mess, but this way it's watchable enough to kill an hour and a half.