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Alice Sweet Alice (1976)

Communion (original title)
In 1960s New Jersey, a withdrawn adolescent girl is suspected of her younger sister's brutal murder during her first communion, as well as a series of stabbings that follow.

Director:

Alfred Sole

Writers:

Rosemary Ritvo (original screenplay), Alfred Sole (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Miller ... Catherine Spages
Mildred Clinton Mildred Clinton ... Mrs. Tredoni
Paula E. Sheppard ... Alice Spages (as Paula Sheppard)
Niles McMaster Niles McMaster ... Dom Spages
Jane Lowry Jane Lowry ... Aunt Annie DeLorenze
Rudolph Willrich Rudolph Willrich ... Father Tom
Michael Hardstark Michael Hardstark ... Detective Spina
Alphonso DeNoble Alphonso DeNoble ... Mr. Alphonso
Gary Allen Gary Allen ... Jim DeLorenze
Brooke Shields ... Karen Spages
Louisa Horton Louisa Horton ... Dr. Whitman
Tom Signorelli Tom Signorelli ... Detective Brennan
Lillian Roth ... Pathologist (as Miss Lillian Roth also)
Patrick Gorman ... Father Pat
Kathy Rich Kathy Rich ... Angela DeLorenze
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Storyline

Alice Spages is a withdrawn 12 year old girl who lives with her mother, Catherine, and her younger sister, Karen. Karen gets most of the attention from her mother, and Alice is often left out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church before her first holy communion, all suspicions are turned towards Alice. But is a twelve year old girl really capable of such savagery? As more people begin to die at the hands of a merciless killer, Alice's family and the police don't know what to believe. Written by Anonymous

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It's too late for prayers. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alice Sweet Alice See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA See more »

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Budget:

$340,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Harristown Funding See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Paula E. Sheppard, who played 12-year-old Alice, was 19 during the making of the film. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits Atonino Rocca is credited as the funeral director but in the ending credits he's credited as a funeral attendant. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Annie DeLorenze: [Annie sees a figure in a yellow coat on the stairs as Mr. Alphonso plays his records] Alice!
[Annie reaches down but the figure stabs her repeatedly, her face concealed by a mask]
Catherine Spages: Annie... Annie!
[the figure disappears down the stairs]
Mr. Alphonso: Alice, you little bitch!... Catherine no, don't go down there!
Catherine Spages: [Catherine pushes him out of the way and runs downstairs, chasing Annie as she crawls away] Annie, wait!
Aunt Annie DeLorenze: [Annie makes it outside and onto the sidewalk in the pouring rain just as Catherine reaches her] ...
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Crazy Credits

During the ending credits there is no music and the screen doesn't turn black, the last frame of the film remains in the background forever. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jawbreaker (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Written by Jerome Kern (as Kern) and Oscar Hammerstein II (as Hammerstein)
Performed by Helen Morgan (uncredited)
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Nonsense Slasher
25 April 2017 | by captaintinkSee all my reviews

It's a little eerie and in the beginning looks like there's some potential. A lot of reviewers said it stuck with them, the only thing that sticks with me is the overacting. The killer, which is easy to figure out from about ten minutes into the movie, makes no sense! The motives are ludicrous.

There are so many better eerie horror movies to watch. Anything by Alfred Hitchkok for example, at least he put in some thought and it made bloody sense.


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