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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

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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 »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

10 January 1991 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Alice - Apisti i apatimeni? See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$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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Trivia

William Hurt and Alec Baldwin later appeared in The Good Shepherd (2006). 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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Soundtracks

Will You Still Be Mine
(1941)
Written by Matt Dennis & Tom Adair (as Thomas M. Adair)
Performed by Erroll Garner
Courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licensing Department
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Woody's film for non-fans
11 June 2003 | by drosse67See all my reviews

This movie is Mia Farrow's most magical moment. She glows in this film and as Woody Allen doesn't appear in it, and the film is not a heavy drama like Interiors or Another Woman, it will appeal to most audiences. The plot dabbles in mysticism and magic, similar to A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy and his segment in New York Stories, and is basically the story of a pampered woman in search of her identity. As Farrow's Alice is onscreen nearly every moment, the film couldn't have a better title. Alice begins to question her religious faith amidst an upper-class Manhattan setting and intellectual friends--in other words, she plays a female, Catholic version of the character Woody Allen has played in many other movies. There are not a lot of laughs in the movie but it still remains a classy winner, and a good start to Allen's '90s career. The big name cast (with the exception of William Hurt and Joe Mantegna) contribute cameo appearances, more or less; a casting move he would continue later in the decade. Not a movie that lends itself to countless viewings, like Manhattan or The Purple Rose of Cairo, but a definite charmer.


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