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Welcome to L.A. (1976)

The lives and romantic entanglements of a group of young adults who have achieved "overnight" success in Los Angeles.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »
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Carroll Barber
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Ann Goode
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Karen Hood
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Ken Hood
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Susan Moore
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Carl Barber
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Russell Linden (as Mike E. Kaplan)
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Jeannette Ross
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Storyline

This mosaic comedy-drama tells the story of a La Ronde-like circle of romantic adventures and failed affairs centered around a songwriter named Carroll Barber and his father Carl Barber. There is a trail of Carroll's past relationship spread throughout the city of Los Angeles. Barber is an aloof womanizer who cannot commit to any relationship, and is used to illustrate the loneliness of Los Angeles big-city life. Among the women in his life are Ann Goode, a lonely real estate agent, Karen Hood, a Valley housewife addicted to taxi rides, Linda Murray, a woman prone to vacuuming in the nude and Nona Bruce, the snapshot-taking mistress of a wealthy man. Written by thustlebird

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City of the One Night Stands.

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Drama | Music | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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28 April 1978 (West Germany)  »

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Welcome to Los Angeles  »

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Trivia

Director Alan Rudolph is a protégé of director Robert Altman. This film's lead actor Keith Carradine has starred in Altman's Nashville (1975), Thieves Like Us (1974), and McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971). Carradine has appeared in Rudolph's The Moderns (1988), Welcome to L.A. (1976), and Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994), the latter two of which Altman was the head producer. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the actors are credited with an accompanying still picture and their character name. See more »

Connections

References Camille (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Interlude - The Best Temptation Of All
Written by Richard Baskin
Performed by Keith Carradine
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Under-appreciated insightful Rudolph!
11 July 2004 | by (sparks, nevada) – See all my reviews

This film, Alan Rudolph's first and BEST (along with Choose Me 7 years later) had gotten a bum rap. Some people hate the music of Richard Baskin or think the variety of characters are a pretentious and boring lot. I think just the opposite! Harvey Keitel was never more amusing and pathetic. Sissy Spacek is a doll (in probably her easiest role) and brighter than some would think. Geraldine Chaplin is finally put to good use. Keith Carradine seemed to relax more after his Nashville experience and is very subtle. Sally Kellerman at her most beautiful and hungry. Viveca Lindfors creates a memorable "older" woman and John Considine is hilarious. Denver Pyle supplies stability.

After a while the music grows on you, when you finally actually hear what he's saying. Needless to say, I'm a big Altman fan, and once in a while Rudolph hits the mark as well. A 9 out of 10. Best performance = Sally Kellerman. Worth a visit as L.A. is explored and exposed in a new light!


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