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Joe
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Alice
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Doug
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Hilda
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Monica
Dylan O'Sullivan Farrow ...
Kate
Matthew H. Williamson ...
Dennis (as Matt Williamson)
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Billy Taylor ...
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Helen
Michael-Vaughn Sullivan ...
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Nina
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Penny
Gina Gallagher ...
Joe's Daughter
Patience Moore ...
School Teacher
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Storyline

Alice Tate, mother of two, with a marriage of 16 years, finds herself falling for the handsome sax player, Joe. Stricken with a backache, she consults Dr. Yang, an oriental herbalist who realizes that her problems are not related to her back, but in her mind and heart. Dr. Yang's magical herbs give Alice wondrous powers, taking her out of well-established rut. Written by Carl Seiler <lcs9549@tamsun.tamu.edu>

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A younger man and a bolder woman


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10 January 1991 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Alice - Apisti i apatimeni?  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,331,647 (USA)
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Sean Young filmed a small role but it was later cut. She had previously been deleted from Woody Allen's previous film Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) as well. See more »

Goofs

When Thelonious Monk's version of "Darn That Dream" appears on the soundtrack, the LP sleeve of "Monk's Dream" is shown, implying that Alice and Joe are listening to it. However the tune is not featured on that album. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Doug: Hey, where are you now?
Alice: Nowhere.
Doug: It's late, I have to go.
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Version of Alice in Wonderland (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

O Tannenbaum
Traditional
Performed by Liberace
Courtesy of G.M.L.
Under license from CBS Special Products, a division of CBS Records, Inc.
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Enjoyable romp
25 May 2002 | by (La La Land) – See all my reviews

Next to the Front, this contains Woody Allen's best ending. There's one striking visual image in the plot I still can't get out my head: Mia is cheating on William Hurt with Joseph Mantegna and the 2 of them are over at Mantegna's apartment, while a glorious downpour crashes against a huge glass window behind them. The sound of the rain hitting the window compliments their nervous dialogue perfectly. One of Farrow's nicest performances (the Purple Rose of Cairo is her most heartbreaking). And where else are you going to see invisibility in the same story as Mother Theresa? One of Allen's better cast jobs, too. Even the smallest roles are exquisite. Gwen Vernon as Farrow's old time movie star mother is sublime. And Bernadette Peters makes a great wise cracking muse.


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