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Writer:
Robert Getchell (written by)
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Release Date:
30 May 1975 (France) See more »
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A picture for anyone who has ever dreamed of a second chance!
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 »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 7 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Scorsese's chick flick See more (87 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)
 
Music Department
Richard LaSalle .... composer: additional original music
 
Transportation Department
Gary Paulsen .... transportation captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Larry Cohen .... production executive (as Lawrence Cohen)
Lawrence D. Cohen .... production executive (as Lawrence Cohen)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title by
Julie Pitkanen .... script supervisor
Kathie Green .... voice (uncredited)
Cinnamon Leavitt .... secretary to director (uncredited)
George Memmoli .... voice (uncredited)
William Smith .... location auditor (uncredited)
Vernon White .... publicist (uncredited)
Harry Zubrinsky .... location manager (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
112 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-12 | Netherlands:12 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (cinema rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1987) | USA:PG | USA:TV-14 (TV rating)
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Trivia:
The opening sequence was designed to be an homage to The Wizard of Oz (1939).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: While David and Alice are arguing in the restaurant, the plate on the tray Alice is holding shifts from one side of the tray to the other, and back again between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Alice:Mott the Hoople AGAIN?See more »
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Soundtrack:
When Your Lover Has GoneSee more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Scorsese's chick flick, 3 July 2006
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is the film that brought director Martin Scorsese into the commercial limelight; and even though he's had many bigger successes since, this simple and easily accessible story of a woman and her son is well worked and interesting; and personally, I prefer it to a number of his more famous gangster films. The plot is very simple, thus making the film easy to follow and therefore light viewing; and it could also be called a 'chick flick'. However, Scorsese directs with his usual verve and manages to implement a number of memorable characters along the way; some of which are played by the stars of future Scorsese films. The film starts when we are introduced to a young girl named Alice, who has aspirations of being a singer. Several years later, and after the death of her husband, she and her son set off across the country in order for her to pursue her dream career. After her first job and choice of boyfriend go awry, she travels on and ends up meeting a man named David.

This film provides an acting credit for Ellen Burstyn who, just as she would go on to do in the likes of The Exorcist, delivers a well worked and believable performance. Kris Kristofferson is her opposite number, although he doesn't get to flex his acting muscles much - while Taxi Driver co-stars Jodie Fosters and Harvey Keitel deliver memorable portrayals in small roles. The film benefits from a very well written script, which manages to give credence to all of its lead characters, which elevate the film above similar material in its class. The locations are well used, and the director does well in implementing a gritty country style; as well as the central theme of ordinary people trying to make something out of themselves. The main problem with the film is that sometimes it can be a little too light-hearted, and some of the heavier plot ideas aren't allowed to shine through as they should. Overall, this film may be disliked by fans of Scorsese films such as Goodfellas and Casino, and it definitely is a chick flick; but personally, I have no qualms with naming it as one of the better films on Scorsese's list of film credits.

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