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Director:
Writers:
Arlo Guthrie (song)
Venable Herndon (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
20 August 1969 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Where the heads of all nations meet See more »
Plot:
A cinematic adaption of Arlo Guthrie's classic song story. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
More than just a hippie flick. See more (39 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Arlo Guthrie ... Arlo Guthrie
Patricia Quinn ... Alice Brock (as Pat Quinn)

James Broderick ... Ray Brock

Pete Seeger ... Pete Seeger
Lee Hays ... Lee Hays - Reverend at Evangelical Meeting
Michael McClanathan ... Shelly
Geoff Outlaw ... Roger Crowther

Tina Chen ... Mari-chan
Kathleen Dabney ... Karin

William Obanhein ... William Obanhein - Officer Obie
Seth Allen ... Evangelist
Monroe Arnold ... Blueglass
Joseph Boley ... Woody Guthrie
Vinnette Carroll ... Draft Clerk
Sylvia Davis ... Marjorie Guthrie
Simm Landres ... Private Jacob / Jake
Eulalie Noble ... Ruth
Louis Beachner ... Dean
MacIntyre Dixon ... 1st Deconsecration Minister
Arthur Pierce Middleton ... 2nd Deconsecration Minister (as Rev. Dr. Pierce Middleton)
Donald Marye ... Funeral Director
Shelley Plimpton ... Reenie

M. Emmet Walsh ... Group W Sergeant
Ron Weyand ... Cop #1 (as Ronald Weyand)
Eleanor D. Wilson ... Landlady (as Eleanor Wilson)

Neil Brooks Cunningham ... Medic (as Simon Deckard)
Thomas De Wolfe ... Waiter (as Thomas DeWolfe)
James Hannon ... James Hannon (as Judge James Hannon)

Graham Jarvis ... Music Teacher
John E. Quill ... Cop #2 (as John Quill)
Frank Simpson ... Sergeant
Alice Brock ... Suzy

Directed by
Arthur Penn 
 
Writing credits
Arlo Guthrie (song The Alice's Restaurant Massacree)

Venable Herndon (screenplay) and
Arthur Penn (screenplay)

Produced by
Hillard Elkins .... producer
Harold Leventhal .... associate producer
Joseph Manduke .... producer (as Joe Manduke)
 
Original Music by
Arlo Guthrie 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Nebbia 
 
Film Editing by
Dede Allen 
 
Production Design by
Warren Clymer 
 
Set Decoration by
John Mortensen 
 
Costume Design by
Anna Hill Johnstone 
 
Makeup Department
Irving Buchman .... makeup artist
Phil Naso .... hair stylist (as Philip Naso)
 
Production Management
Willard W. Goodman .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William C. Gerrity .... first assistant director (as William Gerrity Jr.)
Frank Simpson .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Shelly Bartolini .... scenic artist (as Shelley Bartolini)
Merle Eckert .... chief carpenter
Thomas Wright .... property master
Robert Hart .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jack Fitzstephens .... sound editor
Sanford Rackow .... sound editor
Abe Seidman .... sound mixer
Dick Vorisek .... sound re-recordist (as Richard Vorisek)
Stephen Fitzstephens .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Milton Olshin .... process projection
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Morton Gorowitz .... gaffer
Victor J. Kemper .... camera operator (as Victor Kemper)
Charles Kolb .... key grip
Muky .... still photographer (as "Muky")
Joseph Di Pasquale .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
George Newman .... wardrobe supervisor
Marilyn Putnam .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Gerald B. Greenberg .... associate film editor (as Gerald Greenberg)
Richard Marks .... assistant editor
Stephen A. Rotter .... assistant editor (as Stephen Rotter)
 
Music Department
Fred Hellerman .... musical director
Garry Sherman .... composer: additional music
Garry Sherman .... music arranger
Garry Sherman .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Ed Bowes .... assistant to production
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Rhona Kane .... unit publicist
Diane Katz .... production secretary
Gene Lasko .... production associate
Bill Liberman .... assistant to production
Florence Nerlinger .... assistant to producer
Barbara Rittenberg .... script supervisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
111 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Australia:SOA (original rating) | Finland:K-8 | Netherlands:18 (1970) | Sweden:11 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video) | USA:R (original rating) | USA:GP (edited for re-rating) (1970) | West Germany:16 (f)
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Trivia:
After discovering that the character "Officer Obie" was modeled after him, actual Stockbridge (Massachusetts) Sheriff William Obanhein demanded that he play the role himself. His reason: "If anyone is going to make a fool out of me, it might as well be me!"See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When young Reenie takes Arlo back to her room, she removes her shirt but not her skirt, but in the next shot her skirt is gone and she is only in her panties.See more »
Quotes:
Arlo Guthrie:What funny smell?
[covering up the weed box]
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Soundtrack:
Boiling Cabbage DownSee more »

FAQ

Any recommendations for other movies (and songs) that capture the spirit of the hippie movement in the 1960s?
Are the lyrics to the song 'Alice's Restaurant' available online?
Is Alice's restaurant a real place?
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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
More than just a hippie flick., 10 January 2002
Author: googlemorf from USA

After seeing all the negative criticism, I just had to say a few words in the films defence. ALICE'S RESTAURANT is unconventionally produced, but it DEFINITELY has themes running through out it.. It deals with some profound issues about the era, particularly the concept of the pursuit of happieness. Note the significant change in tone in the last section: The marriage ceremony and party at the end brilliantly convey the idea of the characters trying to "be free" and have a good time, but that if there is aimlessness in your life, there will be a sadness there and you won't know were it is comming from. True, it also helps if you like folk music (witch I do). I found the scenes of Arlo by his father Woody's bed side quite touching, especially when he is performing with Pete Seagar. And of course, seeing the ALICE'S RESTUARANT MASSECREE acted out is delightful.

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