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A Woman Under the Influence ()


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Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in the marriage.

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 5 nominations.
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Nick Longhetti
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Mabel Longhetti
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George Mortensen
Lady Rowlands ...
Martha Mortensen
Katherine Cassavetes ...
Margaret Longhetti
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Angelo Longhetti
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Tony Longhetti
Christina Grisanti ...
Maria Longhetti
George Dunn ...
Garson Cross (as O.G. Dunn)
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Harold Jensen
Eddie Shaw ...
Dr. Zepp
Angelo Grisanti ...
Vito Grimaldi
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Eddie
James Joyce ...
Bowman
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Clancy
Vincent Barbi ...
Gino (as Vince Barbi)
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Aldo
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Adolph
Hugh Hurd ...
Willie Johnson
Leon Wagner ...
Billy Tidrow
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Dominique Jensen
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Adrienne Jensen
Pancho Meisenheimer ...
John Jensen
Sonny Aprile ...
Aldo
Ellen Davalos ...
Nancy
Joanne Moore Jordan ...
Muriel
John Hawker ...
Joseph Morton
Sylvester Words ...
James Turner (as Sil Words)
Elizabeth Deering ...
Angela
Jackie Peters ...
Tina
Elsie Ames ...
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N.J. Cassavetes ...
Adolph

Directed by

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John Cassavetes

Written by

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John Cassavetes ... (written by)

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Sam Shaw ... producer

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Bo Harwood

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Mitch Breit ... (uncredited)
Al Ruban ... (uncredited)

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David Armstrong
Sheila Viseltear

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Tom Cornwell ... supervising editor
Robert Heffernan ... executive in charge of post-production

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Phedon Papamichael

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jack Corrick ... first assistant director
Roger Slager ... second assistant director
Gary Graver ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Steve Hitter ... graphics
Kevin Joyce ... props

Sound Department

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Michael Denecke ... sound mixer (as Henry Michael Denecke)
Nick Spaulding ... boom operator (as Nick Spalding)
Bo Harwood ... sound (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mitch Breit ... in charge of lighting (as Mitchell Breit)
Cliff Carnell ... key grip
Merv Dayan ... lighting technician
Caleb Deschanel ... additional photographer
Frederick Elmes ... assistant camera (as Fred Elmes)
Michael Ferris ... camera operator (as Mike Ferris)
Gary Graver ... additional camera operator
David V. Lester ... gaffer (as David Lester)
David B. Nowell ... camera operator (as David Nowell)
Leslie Otis ... assistant camera
Anthony R. Palmieri ... assistant camera (as Tony Palmieri)
Larry Silver ... assistant camera
Bo Taylor ... lighting technician
Chris Taylor ... lighting technician
Brian Hamill ... still photographer: special assignment (uncredited)
R. Michael Stringer ... additional photographer (uncredited)

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Carole K. Smith ... wardrobe (as Carole Smith)

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Elaine Goren ... continuity
Carole K. Smith ... production secretary (as Carole Smith)
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Plot Summary

Peter Falk is a blue collar man trying to deal with his wife's mental instability. He fights to keep a semblance of normality in the face of her bizarre behavior, but when her actions affect their children, he has her committed. Written by BA Jacobson

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Also Known As
  • Une femme sous influence (France)
  • Eine Frau unter Einfluß (Germany)
  • Una mujer bajo la influencia (Spain)
  • Una dona ofuscada (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Uma Mulher Sob InfluĂȘncia (Brazil)
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  • 155 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia John Cassavetes could not find a distributor for the film after completion, and was at one point literally carrying the reels under his arm, from one theater to another, in hopes of getting one to play his movie. Finally, Martin Scorsese, who had recently become critically acclaimed, following his film Mean Streets (1973), happened to be a huge fan of Cassavetes' work threatened to pull his film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) from a major New York film festival unless they accepted this film. See more »
Goofs In the scene at the end of the film when Nick and Mabel are putting the children to bed, the boom mic is visible on the left side of the screen poking out from behind the door frame just after Nick exits the room and Mabel is about to turn off the light. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012). See more »
Soundtracks La Boheme See more »
Quotes Nick Longhetti: Mabel is not crazy, she's unusual. She's not crazy, so don't say she's crazy.
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