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Writer (WGA):
Woody Allen (written by)
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Release Date:
10 January 1991 (Argentina) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joe Mantegna ... Joe

Mia Farrow ... Alice

William Hurt ... Doug

June Squibb ... Hilda

Marceline Hugot ... Monica
Dylan O'Sullivan Farrow ... Kate
Matthew H. Williamson ... Dennis (as Matt Williamson)

Julie Kavner ... Decorator
Billy Taylor ... Trainer

Holland Taylor ... Helen
Michael-Vaughn Sullivan ... Hairstylist

Robin Bartlett ... Nina

Linda Wallem ... Penny
Gina Gallagher ... Joe's Daughter
Patience Moore ... School Teacher
Diane Cheng ... Dr. Yang's Assistant

Kim Chan ... Dr. Yang's Patient

Keye Luke ... Dr. Yang
Lynda Bridges ... Saleslady
Anthony Cortino ... Dog Groomer

Judy Davis ... Vicki

Cybill Shepherd ... Nancy Brill

Alec Baldwin ... Ed
Katja Schumann ... Circus Equestrian
Vanessa Thomas ... Circus Aerialist

Blythe Danner ... Dorothy

Gwen Verdon ... Alice's Mother

Patrick O'Neal ... Alice's Father
Kristy Graves ... Alice at 18 Yrs.
Laurie Nayber ... Young Dorothy

Rachel Miner ... Alice at 12 Yrs.
Amy Barrett ... Mrs. Keyes (as Amy Louise Barret)

Caroline Aaron ... Sue
Alexi Henry ... Kimberly

James Toback ... Professor

Bernadette Peters ... Muse

Elle Macpherson ... Model
Ira Wheeler ... Office Xmas Party Guest

Lisa Marie ... Office Xmas Party Guest

Diane Salinger ... Carol
Alfred Cherry ... Vicki's Analyst

David Spielberg ... Ken

Bob Balaban ... Sid Moscowitz
Peggy Miley ... Dorothy's Maid
George J. Manos ... Dorothy's Xmas Party Guest (as George Manos)
Kim Weston-Moran ... Dorothy's Xmas Party Guest

Peter Tolan ... Dorothy's Xmas Party Guest

Kenneth Edelson ... Dorothy's Xmas Party Guest
Marvin Terban ... Dorothy's Xmas Party Guest

James McDaniel ... Dorothy's Xmas Party Guest
Roy Attaway ... Dorothy's Xmas Party Guest

Jodi Long ... Park Avenue Couples
Suzanne O'Neill ... Park Avenue Couples
Don Snell ... Park Avenue Couples
Robert Polenz ... Park Avenue Couples
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Diane Kimbrell ... Jogger (uncredited)
Marshall Rubin ... Circus Performer (uncredited)

Mary Stein ... Nun (uncredited)

Directed by
Woody Allen 
Writing credits
Woody Allen (written by)

Produced by
Robert Greenhut .... producer
Joseph Hartwick .... co-producer
Charles H. Joffe .... executive producer
Jane Read Martin .... associate producer
Thomas A. Reilly .... associate producer (as Thomas Reilly)
Helen Robin .... co-producer
Jack Rollins .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Carlo Di Palma (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Susan E. Morse 
Casting by
Juliet Taylor 
Production Design by
Santo Loquasto 
Art Direction by
Speed Hopkins 
Set Decoration by
Susan Bode 
Costume Design by
Jeffrey Kurland 
Makeup Department
Fern Buchner .... make-up artist
Romaine Greene .... hairstylist
Production Management
Jonathan Filley .... assistant production manager
Joseph Hartwick .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stella Kim .... dga trainee
Richard Patrick .... second assistant director
Thomas A. Reilly .... first assistant director (as Thomas Reilly)
Debra Kent .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Joseph Alfieri .... standby carpenter (as Joe Alfieri)
Vincent Guarriello .... chief construction grip
Glenn Lloyd .... art department coordinator
James Mazzola .... property master
Ron Petagna .... construction coordinator
Cosmo Sorice .... standby scenic artist
James Sorice .... master scenic artist
Dave Weinman .... set dresser
Frank Didio .... head carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Lee Dichter .... re-recording mixer: Sound One Corporation
Frank Graziadei .... sound recordist
Robert Hein .... supervising sound editor (as Bob Hein)
Tony Martinez .... sound editor
Sylvia Menno .... assistant sound editor
Jay Rabinowitz .... assistant sound editor
James Sabat .... production sound mixer
Louis Sabat .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Robert Harman .... special effects rigging (as Bob Harman)
Visual Effects by
Jeff Balsmeyer .... visual effects storyboard
Randall Balsmeyer .... visual effects supervisor: Balsmeyer & Everett
Don Canfield .... motion control operator
Stanley W. Sayer .... blue screen consultant: Balsmeyer & Everett (as Stan Sayer)
Angus Bickerton .... optical cameraman (uncredited)
Lee Sheward .... stunt double: Alec Baldwin (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronald Burke .... dolly grip
Michael Caracciolo .... second assistant cameraperson
John Connell .... gyrosphere assistant camera
Michael Green .... assistant cameraperson
Brian Hamill .... still photographer
Michael Kelem .... gyrosphere camera operator (as Mike Kelem)
Jim Manzione .... best boy
Dick Mingalone .... camera operator
Ray Quinlan .... gaffer
Jim Vecchio .... camera assistant trainee
Robert Ward .... key grip (as Bob Ward)
Howard Weiner .... video engineer
Casting Department
Judie Fixler .... additional casting: Todd Thaler Casting
Ellen Lewis .... casting associate
Laura Rosenthal .... casting assistant
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Christians .... wardrobe supervisor: men
Patricia Eiben .... wardrobe supervisor: women
Lauren Gibson .... costume assistant
Eric Mendelsohn .... costume assistant
Donna Zakowska .... assistant costume designer
Ursula Schrader .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
William Kruzykowski .... assistant film editor
Mark Livolsi .... assistant film editor
Music Department
George Maniere .... musician (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Harold 'Whitey' McEvoy .... transportation captain
Peter Tavis .... transportation captain
Patrick Hogan .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Tom Amos .... production assistant
Stacy Augenstein .... production assistant
Jody Banks .... location scout
Andrew Bernstein .... production assistant
Jerry Caron .... assistant production coordinator
Kay Chapin .... script supervisor
James A. Davis .... location scout
Antoine Douaihy .... location scout
Michael Jackman .... assistant production auditor
Peter Lombardi .... production auditor
Brian Mannain .... studio manager
Jane Read Martin .... assistant: Mr. Allen
Megan Monaghan .... location scout
Justin Moritt .... production assistant
Danielle Rigby .... production assistant
Dana Robin .... location manager
Helen Robin .... production coordinator
Scott Schaffer .... craft service (as Scott Shaffer)
Monty Simons .... production assistant
Carl Turnquest Jr. .... projectionist
Gilbert S. Williams .... studio manager
Aleks Zivanovich .... production assistant
Thomas Patrick Petrilla .... production assistant (uncredited)
Aaron Sadovsky .... production assistant: New York (uncredited)
Matthew T. Weiner .... production assistant (uncredited)
Nicholas Wolfert .... production assistant (uncredited)
Marv Alpert .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance: NBA Entertainment
Al Cerullo .... the producers wish to thank: Island Helicopter Corporation (as Al Cerullo Jr.)
Mary Lance .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance
Louis Malle .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance: "Calcutta" movie
Kati Meister .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance
Sheila Metzner .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance: photographs courtesy of
Jack Piccuro .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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102 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby SR (Mono)
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Finland:S | France:U | Germany:12 (w) | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:Btl | UK:12 (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1991) | USA:PG-13 | USA:Approved (PCA #30686) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

Did You Know?

The film cast includes one Oscar winner: William Hurt; and five Oscar nominees: Alec Baldwin, June Squibb, Judy Davis, Bob Balaban and James Toback.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
[first lines]
Doug:Hey, where are you now?
Doug:It's late, I have to go.
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18 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
One of Woody's best, 10 December 2004
Author: pekinman from Illinois

I think Woody Allen's 'Alice' is one of his most under-rated creations. This movie comes from his glory days before the scandal with his adopted daughter eclipsed his U.S. career.

Here is vintage Woody. A fecund imagination married to a masterful story-telling talent.

Like 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' (his masterpiece in my estimation) this is pure fantasy and it is delightful. Mia Farrow has done nothing finer, equal to her portrayal in Polanski's 'Rosemary's Baby' though of a completely different genre.

The little socio-political messages do not interfere with what is otherwise a nifty little love story between Alice and Joe Mantagna. Things don't quite work out in the end, as is usual in a Woody movie, but they are on the border of real-life possibility and add the bittersweet note that he is so good at.

I love this movie. It is not one of his rocking comedies like 'Broadway Danny Rose' but is a sweet vignette. It has overtones of 'Diary of Mad Housewife' but with a happier ending, for the housewife anyway.

The scenes with Keye Luke, Alice's magical Eastern physician are subtle and funny. The fantasy scenes with Alec Baldwin's dead lover and the wonderful Bernadette Peters' muse are enchanting. Peters' Bronx-like muse is especially funny.

Don't miss it.

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