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Alice (1990)

A spoiled Manhattan housewife re-evaluates her life after visiting a Chinatown healer.

Director:

Woody Allen

Writer:

Woody Allen
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna ... Joe
Mia Farrow ... Alice
William Hurt ... Doug
June Squibb ... Hilda
Marceline Hugot ... Monica
Dylan O'Sullivan Farrow Dylan O'Sullivan Farrow ... Kate
Matthew H. Williamson Matthew H. Williamson ... Dennis (as Matt Williamson)
Julie Kavner ... Decorator
Billy Taylor Billy Taylor ... Trainer
Holland Taylor ... Helen
Michael-Vaughn Sullivan Michael-Vaughn Sullivan ... Hairstylist
Robin Bartlett ... Nina
Linda Wallem ... Penny
Gina Gallagher Gina Gallagher ... Joe's Daughter
Patience Moore Patience Moore ... School Teacher
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Storyline

Alice Tate, mother of two, with a marriage of 16 years, finds herself falling for the handsome sax player, Joe. Stricken with a backache, she consults Dr. Yang, an oriental herbalist who realizes that her problems are not related to her back, but in her mind and heart. Dr. Yang's magical herbs give Alice wondrous powers, taking her out of well-established rut. Written by Carl Seiler <lcs9549@tamsun.tamu.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A younger man and a bolder woman

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Sean Young filmed a small role but it was later cut. She had been deleted from Woody Allen's previous film Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) as well. See more »

Goofs

When Thelonious Monk's version of "Darn That Dream" appears on the soundtrack, the LP sleeve of "Monk's Dream" is shown, implying that Alice and Joe are listening to it. However the tune is not featured on that album. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Doug: Hey, where are you now?
Alice: Nowhere.
Doug: It's late, I have to go.
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Connections

Version of Alice's Misadventures in Wonderland (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

I Remember You
(1942)
Written by Johnny Mercer & Victor Schertzinger
Performed by Jackie Gleason
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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User Reviews

 
The Wood-man starts off the '90s in style
9 December 2001 | by craigjclarkSee all my reviews

This was the first Woody Allen film I got to see in the theaters and -- since it has such strong fantasy elements -- it was truly a magical experience. Compared to a film like "Crimes and Misdemeanors" it's a bit of a lightweight, but taken on its own terms "Alice" is an enjoyable portrait of a woman trying to find herself and her spiritual center. And there are plenty of funny moments along the way, which I wouldn't dare spoil for you. All I'll say is watch for Bob Balaban (the dead guy in "Deconstructing Harry") in the party scene late in the film.

This film also marked the first time Allen worked with the amazing Judy Davis, who would make more of an impression in "Husbands and Wives" two years later.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

10 January 1991 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Alice See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,274, 25 December 1990

Gross USA:

$7,331,647

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,331,647
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (Mono)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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