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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

Welcome to L.A.
Written by Richard Baskin
Performed by Keith Carradine
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Many characters interacting - and Keith interacting with everyone!
6 August 2006 | by caa821See all my reviews

This film has a users' rating of precisely the mean average between the lowest of "1" and the highest of "10" -- "5.5." Put me at the very top. Charting the interaction among the sizable cast of characters would look like one of those illustrations of the structure of a molecule or chemical compound. Everybody interacts with multiple others, often in different relationships, and occasionally with the knowledge of, say, the other's spouse or significant other, usually not. Keith Caradine's character certainly knows well his father, and his father's prime business right-hand man, played by Harvey Keitel - but neither of these is aware of his romantic interaction with Dad's girl friend or Harvey's wife. Keith has a lot on his hands in this film, between all of the women interested in him, and his music. Sissy Spacek cleans for him (topless yet, and is one of the few females with whom he is platonic); Sally Kellerman is interested in Keith, and Sally's husband is interested in Sissy (oh, and Harvey is interested in Sally)... and on, and on. Thoroughly fascinating film, with Altman's fingerprints all over it, and (in my opinion, to the contrary of some others) great music. An interesting romp, and the Carradine character is so strange, he completes the full circle away from "normal" so that he almost gets back there, and becomes someone with whom you can empathize.


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