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Hilda
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Monica
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Joe's Daughter
Patience Moore ...
School Teacher
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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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Comedy | Romance

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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 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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Connections

Version of Alice (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

The Way You Look Tonight
(1936)
Written by Dorothy Fields & Jerome Kern
Performed by Erroll Garner
Courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licensing Department
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Unexpectedly Charming
30 August 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mia Farrow excels in this unexpectedly charming fable. I think if people happened upon this movie not knowing it was a Woody Allen film, they would be more than pleased with it. Knowing it is Woody, maybe many fans hold it to a higher standard. True, it's not anywhere near being his funniest or greatest film. But I think it is a well-cast, well-shot, well-produced, and even well-written tale. Knowing it's history, I was not expecting to like it nearly as much as I did. But I did, and I look forward to seeing it again. Mia really is underrated as an actress, isn't she?


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