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Welcome to L.A. (1976)

The lives and romantic entanglements of a group of young adults who have achieved "overnight" success in Los Angeles.

Director:

Alan Rudolph

Writer:

Alan Rudolph
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Keith Carradine ... Carroll Barber
Sally Kellerman ... Ann Goode
Geraldine Chaplin ... Karen Hood
Harvey Keitel ... Ken Hood
Lauren Hutton ... Nona Bruce
Viveca Lindfors ... Susan Moore
Sissy Spacek ... Linda Murray
Denver Pyle ... Carl Barber
John Considine ... Jack Goode
Richard Baskin ... Eric Wood
Allan F. Nicholls ... David Howard
Cedric Scott ... Faye
Mike Kaplan ... Russell Linden (as Mike E. Kaplan)
Diahnne Abbott ... Jeannette Ross
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Storyline

This mosaic comedy-drama tells the story of a La Ronde-like circle of romantic adventures and failed affairs centered around a songwriter named Carroll Barber and his father Carl Barber. There is a trail of Carroll's past relationship spread throughout the city of Los Angeles. Barber is an aloof womanizer who cannot commit to any relationship, and is used to illustrate the loneliness of Los Angeles big-city life. Among the women in his life are Ann Goode, a lonely real estate agent, Karen Hood, a Valley housewife addicted to taxi rides, Linda Murray, a woman prone to vacuuming in the nude and Nona Bruce, the snapshot-taking mistress of a wealthy man. Written by thustlebird

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Taglines:

City of the One Night Stands.

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1978 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome to Los Angeles See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lion's Gate Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Writer and Director Alan Rudolph is a protégé of director Robert Altman. Keith Carradine starred in Altman's Nashville (1975), Thieves Like Us (1974), and McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971). Carradine appeared in Rudolph's The Moderns (1988), Welcome to L.A. (1976), and Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994), the latter two of which, Altman was the head Producer. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the actors are credited with an accompanying still picture and their character name. See more »


Soundtracks

Interlude - The Best Temptation Of All
Written by Richard Baskin
Performed by Keith Carradine
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It has great wallpaper and Sissy Spacek.
24 June 2000 | by starfrogSee all my reviews

It seemed a bit dark in '77, but today it may even cheer you up! It takes at least a half-hour to understand what's going on in this movie so here's a head start:

The guy with the hat and goatee (Carroll) is a song-writer/playboy and son of a millionaire. Watch him because he wants to sleep with most of the women in the movie. The crazy woman in the taxi is married to... is that really Harvey Keitel? Yes. You'll never believe it! He is the employee of the millionaire who is, incidentally, Uncle Jessie from the Dukes of Hazard.

If I were Carroll I would have gone for Sissy Spacek, who likes to clean house topless throughout the movie. But he still makes enough tracks to be considered a hero of the sexual revolution.

The music throughout the movie sounds a little like Dan Hill, but it gets you in a good 70's mood so that you can enjoy the atmosphere this movie creates. Look for Sissy Spacek's pants that match the wallpaper and definitely check out Harvey Keitel's pipe!


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