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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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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:
Landmark from the 70's See more (84 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)
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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:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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:
Kris Kristofferson plays an important role in this movie. In 'Martin Scorcese''s next movie, the widely acclaimed Taxi Driver (1976), there is a scene in which Robert De Niro's character gives Cybill Shepherd's character a Kris Kristofferson vinyl as a present.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:
Ben:[Brandishing a switchblade, at Rita] If you don't drag your ass, out that door or, I'll cut you. I'll cut your ass
[Kicks Rita, on the backside]
Ben:, GET OUT!
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Movie Connections:
Features Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)See more »
Soundtrack:
I'm So Lonesome I Could CrySee more »

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28 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Landmark from the 70's, 18 July 2000
Author: Boyo-2

I loved this movie when I saw it in its initial release - after "The Exorcist", I thought Ellen Burstyn ruled the world. This movie is still good today, has many interesting and funny characters. There are touches that suggest director Martin Scorsese was still getting familiar with actors and camera movement - when Alice cries at an audition in a bar, and goes to another bar because they have a piano..its Marty all the way. Harvey Keitel & Jodie Foster are in the movie in small parts; maybe they were having their own audition - for "Taxi Driver". Diane Ladd is very funny as filthy-mouthed Flo, but Ellen Burstyn is fantastic in the part that won her an Oscar against some pretty stiff competition - Faye Dunaway in "Chinatown" among them - and she holds the movie together.

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