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25 May 1977 (France) See more »
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1 woman became 2/2 women became 3/3 women became 1
Plot:
Pinky is an awkward adolescent who starts work at a spa in the California desert. She becomes overly attached to fellow spa attendant... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Director Robert Altman Dies at 81
 (From IMDb News. 21 November 2006)

User Reviews:
Altman makes his own "Persona"... See more (77 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Shelley Duvall ... Millie Lammoreaux

Sissy Spacek ... Pinky Rose

Janice Rule ... Willie Hart
Robert Fortier ... Edgar Hart
Ruth Nelson ... Mrs. Rose
John Cromwell ... Mr. Rose
Sierra Pecheur ... Ms. Bunweill

Craig Richard Nelson ... Dr. Maas
Maysie Hoy ... Doris

Belita Moreno ... Alcira
Leslie Ann Hudson ... Polly
Patricia Ann Hudson ... Peggy
Beverly Ross ... Deidre
John Davey ... Dr. Norton
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dennis Christopher ... Soda Delivery Boy (uncredited)
Barrie Youngfellow ... Connie (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Altman 
 
Writing credits
Robert Altman 

Patricia Resnick  uncredited

Produced by
Robert Altman .... producer
Scott Bushnell .... associate producer
Robert Eggenweiler .... associate producer (as Robert Eggenweiller)
 
Original Music by
Gerald Busby (music)
 
Cinematography by
Charles Rosher Jr. (director of photography) (as Chuck Rosher)
 
Film Editing by
Dennis M. Hill  (as Dennis Hill)
 
Art Direction by
James Dowell Vance  (as James D. Vance)
 
Makeup Department
Kaye Pownall .... hair stylist
Monty Westmore .... makeup
 
Production Management
William A. Sawyer .... post production supervisor (as Bill Sawyer)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carol Himes .... second assistant director
Tommy Thompson .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael C. Ayers .... property assistant (as Michael Ayers)
J. Allen Highfill .... visual consultant
Richard Valesko .... property master
Bodhi Wind .... murals
Dave Margolin .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David M. Horton .... sound editor
Chris McLaughlin .... sound
Bill Phillips .... sound editor
Richard Portman .... re-recording mixer
James E. Webb .... sound (as Jim Webb)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bailey .... camera operator
Robert Bennett .... dolly grip (as Robert L. Bennett)
Robert E. Dawes Jr. .... first camera assistant
Tim Evans .... gaffer
John Garcia .... best boy
Harry Rez .... key grip
Glenn K. Shimada .... second camera assistant (as Glenn Shimada)
Jacque E. Wallace .... best boy grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jules Melillo .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Mark Eggenweiler .... assistant editor
Maysie Hoy .... assistant editor
Tony Lombardo .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Tom Walls .... music editor
 
Other crew
Mike Kaplan .... publicist
Michael Parloff .... flute soloists
Dan Perri .... title design
Patricia Resnick .... production assistant
Ann Tait .... production accountant
Tommy Thompson .... production executive
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Robert Altman's 3 Women" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
USA:124 min (FMC Library Print)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:PG (re-rating) (2006) | UK:AA (original rating) (1977) | USA:PG | USA:Approved | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
According to 'Allmovie', "the film was reportedly shot without a full screenplay and inspired by Altman's own dreams".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Millie and Pinkie prepare for dinner party, the time line is way out of whack. Scene begins in early morning, as Millie wakes Pinkie and tells her she is going grocery shopping for the dinner. Millie returns from store (presumably within an hour or so), Pinkie carries out garbage after spilling shrimp cocktail on herself and, en route to trash cans, meets dinner guests who say they can't come because they're on way to a beer joint instead - a scene that would have occurred no later than mid-morning and means that seven or more hours are unaccounted for.See more »
Quotes:
Pinky Rose:Your name's Lammoreaux?
Millie Lammoreaux:Yeah.
Pinky Rose:Are you french?
Millie Lammoreaux:Nah. I'm American.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Altman (2014)See more »

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Altman makes his own "Persona"..., 24 June 2008
Author: Benedict_Cumberbatch from Los Angeles, CA

...and creates something even more fascinating than Bergman's film. Although they're not exactly equally themed films, the theme of female identity-swapping is similar in both. "3 Women" is a dark, allegorical and poignant study of loneliness and search for identity. Pinky Rose (Sissy Spacek) is a shy Texan girl who idolizes her pathetic co-worker Millie Lammoreaux (Shelley Duvall), a young woman who's ignored by everybody around her - except Pinky. Pinky soon becomes Millie's new roommate, but their friendship doesn't make Millie feel any less ostracized by her peers, and an extreme act of Pinky will turn everything upside down.

Sissy Spacek, right after the huge hit "Carrie", delivered another unforgettable performance. That's no surprise considering Spacek is one of the finest American actresses of all time; the real surprise here is Shelley Duvall, who usually got small roles in great films and never was considered a great actress. When she had a big role in a Kubrick film (the now classic "The Shining"), everybody hated her, and unfortunately that's what most people remember her for (which is unfair, since she was okay in my books; come on, you'd also act hysterical if your husband was chasing you and your son with an axe!). However, 3 years before "The Shining", Duvall gave a mesmerizing, wonderfully nuanced performance as the pathetic Millie, a cross between Blanche DuBois and Pollyanna. A character that could've been annoying if played by a less talented actress, but that became fascinating in Duvall's body. We all know or met people like Millie at least once in our lives, and at moments you just wish you could give her a hug.

"3 Women" is one of Robert Altman's best, and, consequently, one of the best films of all time. The man who knew how to make ensemble dramas like no other (Nashville, Short Cuts, The Player, Gosford Park, etc.) was also brilliant at creating intimate portraits/character studies. 1 woman became 2/2 women became 3/3 women became 1, which can be summed up by: Birth, growing up, awakening, and (in)stability. The artist, his art, perception, film, and life themselves. 10/10.

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