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Go Ask Alice (1973)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  24 January 1973 (USA)
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Inadvertently, a 14-year-old girl in the late American 1960's is sucked into an odyssey of sex and drugs. She eventually seeks help.

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Joel Clements
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Dorothy
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Beth Bonds
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Chris
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Alice
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Richie (as Daniel Michael Mann)
Frederick Herrick ...
Ted
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Michael Morgan ...
Tim
Gary Marsh ...
Tom
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Doris (as Mackinzie Phillips)
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Inadvertently, a 14-year-old girl in the late American 1960's is sucked into an odyssey of sex and drugs. She eventually seeks help.

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The moving story of a 16 year old drug addict based on her diary. See more »

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The Book, Go Ask Alice, which this movie is based on, was not a true story at all. The book is purported to be "A True Story" and "A Real Diary" of a 15-year old girl who becomes an accidental drug addict and then slips seamlessly into the 1970's drug scene, before dying much too young of an overdose, either accidentally or on purpose (no one really knows). The problem with this? The book was not a true story and was not a real diary, but rather a cautionary tail whipped up by the establishment to drive fear into the minds of naive teenagers. Think "After School Special" of the 1970's. The book is debunked on Snopes at snopes.com/language/literary/askalice See more »

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When Alice is in the hospital drinking from the cup, she holds it with her palms since her fingers are bandaged. Then there's a close-up of the cup and she's cupping it and then palming it again in the next shot. See more »

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Alice: Can you believe it? Stoned out of our minds, and my own parents can't tell the difference. How did they get to the age they are?
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Opening disclaimer: This motion picture is based on the authentic diary of a 15 year old American girl. The only alterations have been those necessitated by considerations of length and acceptability for family viewing. See more »

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Music by Julius Wechter
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Go Ask Alice, Keri
22 March 2004 | by (Eau Claire, WI) – See all my reviews

This movie would only be appealing to me if I were on drugs just like the main character Alice (Jamie Smith-Jackson) was. At times, I could barely follow the story line because the scenes jumped around quite a bit. In these scenes, the acting seemed as if the actors will still reading off the scripts. The emotion just wasn't there. The characters just stood there, said their lines, and a new scene was up. The jumping from one scene to the next caused some editing problems. Not enough of the story was told. For example, when Alice meets Chris (Jennifer Edwards) in the shop. Alice is dressed and her hair is done. The next scene Alice and Chris are dressed like twins with their hair ironed. I was confused on how she would change so fast. The dialogues between all the characters were short and not a lot of important things were said. One line was, ` Now you're holding,' said by Jan (Ayn Ruymen) and then it was the end of that scene. The movie didn't grab my attention. This may have also occurred because I read the book before hand. The movie switched a lot of the scenes around and removed some of the characters. But they can only do so much with a movie taken from a book.


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