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Sweet Alice (1983)

X | | Adult, Drama | 1983 (USA)
A cowboy hires a female private investigator to look for his estranged wife who's revealed to be making porno movies in the underworld of Los Angeles.

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Sweet Alice Williams (archive footage)
Kevin James ...
Billy Joe Williams
Honey Wilder ...
Jamie Savage P.I.
Desiree Cousteau ...
Girl in Orange Scarf (archive footage) (as Desiree Costeau)
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Ski Lift Medic (archive footage)
Becky Savage ...
Becky
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Bearded Actor in Adult Film (archive footage) (as Jaimie Gillis)
Mike Eyke ...
Blond Guy with Moustache (archive footage)
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Felipe (archive footage)
Drea ...
Girl Wearing Glasses
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Marty the Director
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Ken Yontz ...
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A lovable cowboy arrives in Hollywood in search of his runaway wife. He's aided by a beautiful but no-nonsense detective who finds out that the wife has become an X-rated film star. Their quest leads them to some of the biggest box office names in adult films and into the midst of a climatic x-rated film shoot where Alice is center stage in a revealing orgy. Sweet Alice is no longer sweet. Sweet Alice combines the magic formula of a bittersweet love story, topnotch acting, high production values and a lush musical score. Written by VCX

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Sweet Alice: she is no longer... sweet

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Adult | Drama

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Dream Girls  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballad of Billy Joe
Written & Sung by Sandy Bush
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Poignant story of the choices people make and how they affect those who love us.
6 January 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I recently viewed Sweet Alice on a first edition VHS cassette. I was motivated to see this film because of the participation of many of my favourite performers such as Seka, Lysa Thatcher, John Holmes, and Jamie Gillis. My expectations were low given the lack of reviews for this film and, because it was made at the tail end of the golden age of adult cinema. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the film was well made and quite enjoyable to watch.

The story is about man who's wife has gone missing and has not been heard from in a year. He hires a private detective to find her and is shocked to learn that she has become involved in the adult film industry.

The cinematography is excellent in this film. The insert shots give a good sense of time and place and the inclusion of location shots like the Pussycat cinema and the Cave cinema give a street level realism to the film. The sex scenes are well shot and are displayed in the loop format(I believe shot for the film) and location shot(both interior and exterior). The performances are professional but not quite passionate. John Holmes, in a scene with Seka and Desiree Cousteau, is quite funny and makes an off-the-cuff remark asking if the ladies "do this kind of thing often".

What is impressive are the acting of the two principle characters in the film. Both Kevin James and Honey Wilder deliver believable and sensitive performances given the emotional dynamic of the story. Their sex scenes are played as you would expect average people in the context of the story to behave rather than as adult cinema stars. The scenes are edited to appear naturalistic rather than as contrived porn experiences. Bill Margold is effective in bringing humour to the film if you are not offended by his portrayal.

I also liked the theme song which is heard through-out the film. My only regret is that the lyrics are sometimes hard to discern.

If you like the performers who participated in this film I recommend watching this as you've probably already seen them in much worse films.


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