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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 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 »

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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

City Of The One Night Stands
Written by Richard Baskin
Performed by Keith Carradine
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Easy to criticize, but . . . I love it.
16 March 2004 | by zorro6204See all my reviews

Despite a fabulous cast led by Alan Rudolph regular Keith Carradine, this vacant, flat movie with virtually no plot is easy to classify as a lesser "Nashville" set on the West Coast. I mean, what are the major happenings, Denver Pyle makes Harvey Keitel a partner? Uh . . . that was about it, there's a party.

So, why the heck do I like this so much? I've seen it maybe 30 times, even though it's unavailable on any media, at the moment, at least, and every time I watch it all the way through to the last shot of Carridine looking sideways at the camera. I saw it when it first came out, and it stayed in my mind for decades until it started to show up on the movie channels. I can't explain it, the music is nice (particularly "One Night Stands" and "Welcome to L.A."), but the conversation isn't particularly clever (compare "Choose Me" for example). I can't really defend the film, how could I? There's no message, no plot, no outstanding performances to champion . . . I don't know, I just enjoy watching it. Beats me.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1978 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome to L.A. See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lion's Gate Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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