Directed by Sidney Lumet • 1986 • United States
Starring Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges, Raul Julia
Jane Fonda earned her seventh Academy Award nomination for her multilayered performance (modeled on the true-life tragedy of Hollywood starlet Gail Russell) in this riveting thriller directed by Sidney Lumet. On Thanksgiving morning, washed-up, alcoholic actress Alex Sternbergen (Fonda) wakes up in a strange bed next to a dead man with a knife through his heart. With no memory of what happened and no idea whom she can trust, Alex must perform the greatest role of her life in order to solve a mystery before the police discover the crime.