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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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Writer:
Robert Getchell (written by)
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Release Date:
30 May 1975 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
A picture for anyone who has ever dreamed of a second chance!
Plot:
A recently widowed woman 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 5 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A movie of many memorable characters. 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 artist
 
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
 
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
Lawrence D. Cohen .... production executive
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
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:
Barbra Streisand was originally offered the lead role, but turned it down because she thought she was too young at the time. Also, she didn't think people would accept her as a failed lounge singer.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:I AM a singer.See more »
Soundtrack:
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20 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A movie of many memorable characters., 12 September 2002
Author: Greensleeves from United Kingdom

This has to be one of Martin Scorses's most enjoyable films. The film follows Alice (Ellen Burstyn) on a journey back to happier times after a tragedy forces her to make important decisions about her life. Needing a job to raise cash for this journey takes her and her son (the remarkably cheeky Alfred Lutter) on a journey of self discovery. Having a small talent for singing she eventually secures a job as a singer in a bar but flees town after meeting psychopathic Harvey Keitel. Eventually working as a waitress in Mel's Diner she becomes involved with the strangely uncharismatic Kris Kristofferson and realises she has finally met someone who really cares for her. The performances make this a remarkable film, Burstyn & Lutter are a great double act as mother and son, Harvey Keitel frighteningly plausible as a mentally unbalanced suitor and Jodie Foster sexually ambiguous as Lutters playmate. Diane Ladd excels as hard-bitten fellow waitress Flo and Jane Curtin and Billy Green Bush make an impact with barely half a dozen lines between them. Add to this a terrific musical score and inspiring cinematography and you have a timeless classic that is just crying out for a DVD release.

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