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Release Date:
20 August 1969 (USA) See more »
Where the heads of all nations meet See more »
A cinematic adaption of Arlo Guthrie's classic song story. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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One groovy flick See more (38 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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

James Broderick ... Ray Brock

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

Tina Chen ... Mari-chan
Kathleen Dabney ... Karin
William Obanhein ... Himself - 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 ... Himself (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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Also Known As:
111 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Finland:K-8 | Netherlands:18 (1970) | Sweden:11 | USA:R (original rating) | USA:GP (edited for re-rating) (1970) | West Germany:16 (f)
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Did You Know?

Tina Chen, who played Arlo Guthrie's on-screen girlfriend, wore an authentic Chinese dress that had belonged to her grandmother. When they wrapped up the shoot, the film crew put the dress in storage. She never got it back.See more »
Factual errors: According to a published newspaper account of the incident at the time, as well as Officer Obie's own account much later, the envelope that provided the clue to the litterbugs had Ray Brock's name on, not Arlo's.See more »
Arlo Guthrie:What funny smell?
[covering up the weed box]
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Movie Connections:
Peer GyntSee more »


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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
One groovy flick, 18 August 2005
Author: j-knutsson from United States

This excellent film was written by my late screen writing teacher Venable Herndon, but I saw it and fell in love with it long before I took his class.

It manages to be both good humored and effortlessly profound at the same time. The recruitment scenes are hysterically funny. I miss movies with this laid-back quality. A lot of people are adverse to this type of loose narrative structure, but since almost every flick and TV show has such a rigid structure why can't the rest of us have a couple of films to ourselves.

The final shot of Alice's Restaurant with all its beautiful ambiguity has affected me more than the final shot of the "Searchers" every time I've seen it. It manages to celebrate something and take it with a grain of salt at the same time. Hurrah for the director of photography!

A beautiful trip all round.

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