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102 Ratings

The Morning After

Directed by Sidney Lumet
United States, 1986
Thriller, Drama, Mystery


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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The Morning After Directed by Sidney Lumet

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1987 | Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Critics reviews

It’s as full of formula as any so-called “genre film”, but pretends not to be – rather, it offers itself as realistic, authentic, moving, indeed gut-wrenching. It certainly wrenched my gut, but in a way it probably did not intend.
December 01, 1986
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