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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore -- A recently widowed woman on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.

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Director:
Writer:
Robert Getchell (written by)
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Release Date:
30 May 1975 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
Alice has a 12-year old kid. She hasn't got a job and she's on her own. How come she has such a good time? See more »
Plot:
A recently widowed woman is on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 7 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of Scorsese's best See more (96 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Mia Bendixsen ... Alice - Age 8

Ellen Burstyn ... Alice Hyatt

Alfred Lutter III ... Tommy (as Alfred Lutter)

Billy Green Bush ... Donald

Lelia Goldoni ... Bea
Ola Moore ... Old Woman

Harry Northup ... Joe & Jim's Bartender
Marty Brinton ... Lenny (as Martin Brinton)
Dean Casper ... Chicken
Murray Moston ... Jacobs

Harvey Keitel ... Ben
Lane Bradbury ... Rita

Diane Ladd ... Flo

Vic Tayback ... Mel

Valerie Curtin ... Vera

Kris Kristofferson ... David

Jodie Foster ... Audrey
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Adams ... Diner at Mel & Ruby's (uncredited)
Thelma Allen ... Bartender - Jacob's Bar (uncredited)
Jackie Bridges ... Owner of Country Western Bar (uncredited)
Jefferson Burstyn ... Harold - Neighbor Boy (uncredited)
Tami Conner ... Mother (uncredited)
Steve DeFrance ... Diner at Mel & Ruby's (uncredited)

Laura Dern ... Girl Eating Ice Cream Cone (uncredited)

Jan Eddy ... Store Clerk (uncredited)
Madonna Fercier ... Lady at Yard Sale (uncredited)
Albert J. Gianelloni ... Dusty (uncredited)
Arnold Herzstein ... Man Outside the House (uncredited)
Helen E. Hintz ... Lady at Bathroom Door (uncredited)
Walter J. Johnson ... Diner at Mel & Ruby's (uncredited)

Henry Kendrick ... Music Store Clerk (uncredited)
Frank Kennedy ... Lou - Owner of Piano Bar (uncredited)
Lambert Marks ... Bea's Husband (uncredited)
Duke Robbins ... Man at Mel & Ruby's (uncredited)

Don Starr ... Diner at Mel & Ruby's (uncredited)
Molly Starr ... Diner at Mel & Ruby's (uncredited)
Tiny Wells ... Hurricane Bar Owner (uncredited)
Bob Westmoreland ... Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Scorsese 
 
Writing credits
Robert Getchell (written by)

Produced by
Audrey Maas .... producer
David Susskind .... producer
Sandra Weintraub .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Kent L. Wakeford (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Marcia Lucas 
 
Production Design by
Toby Carr Rafelson 
 
Makeup Department
Lola 'Skip' McNalley .... hair stylist
Bob Westmoreland .... makeup
 
Production Management
John G. Wilson .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Kusley .... second assistant director (as Mike Kusley)
Mike Moder .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Edward Aiona .... property master (as Ed Aiona)
John Sexton .... assistant prop master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Don Parker .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Conley .... key grip (as Tom Conley)
Bill Curtis .... gaffer
Owen Marsh .... camera operator
Reynaldo Villalobos .... first camera assistant (as Ray Villalobos)
William Davis .... second camera assistant (uncredited)
Ed Kennedy .... best boy (uncredited)
Floyd McCarty .... still photographer (uncredited)
Pat O'Mara .... first camera assistant (uncredited)
Donald E. Thorin .... camera operator (uncredited)
Dave Wardlow .... best boy (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Frank Kennedy .... extras casting (uncredited)
Jim Martell .... outer casting: Warner Bros. (uncredited)
Barbara Miller .... casting: Warner Bros. (uncredited)
Alan Shayne .... casting: Warner Bros. (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lucia De Martino .... wardrobe: women
Lambert Marks .... wardrobe: men's
 
Editorial Department
Carroll Timothy O'Meara .... assistant editor (as C. Timothy O'Meara)
 
Location Management
William Smith .... location auditor (uncredited)
Harry Zubrinsky .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Richard LaSalle .... composer: additional original music
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Gary Paulsen .... transportation captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Larry Cohen .... production executive
Lawrence D. Cohen .... production executive (as Lawrence Cohen)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title
Julie Pitkanen .... script supervisor
Kathie Green .... voice (uncredited)
Cinnamon Leavitt .... secretary to director (uncredited)
George Memmoli .... voice (uncredited)
Vernon White .... publicist (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
112 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-12 | Italy:T | Netherlands:12 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (cinema rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1987) | USA:PG | USA:TV-14 (TV rating) | West Germany:12 (f)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ellen Burstyn wrote in her autobiography that she considered the scene between Alice and David in her kitchen, where she improvised the story of her and her brother doing an act together, "the best scene in the film; the most real and the best example of what Marty's kind of directing can do."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the alarm clock goes off, Alice knocks it to the second shelf (at around 1h 35 mins). Alice goes back to sleep and some short time later, without either her or Tommy having moved in the bed, the alarm clock has returned to the top shelf of the nightstand.See more »
Quotes:
Alice:Mott the Hoople AGAIN?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
All the Way from MemphisSee more »

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40 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
One of Scorsese's best, 21 September 2004
Author: TalosIV from USA

I actually prefer this film to Mean Streets or Raging Bull. Ellen Burstyn was always a personal favorite and she is absolutely brilliant as Alice. This film bears no resemblance to the sitcom that would spin off from it. This is a textured, touching and humorous look at a woman's journey BACK towards independence. It is far superior and a much more mature film than, say, Thelma & Louise. If you're looking for female "empowerment" movies. Alice is reality. The fine cast also includes, Harvey Keitel and Diane Ladd. Both in fantastic performances. This is just a great movie and very overlooked. If you're getting into Scorsese, don't miss this one!

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