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

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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>

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Taglines:

A younger man and a bolder woman

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (Mono)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 Kraft Theatre: Alice in Wonderland (1954) See more »

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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"I've done things I didn't know I had in me. "
9 August 2005 | by G_a_l_i_n_aSee all my reviews

Less known that Allen's "Annie Hall", "Hannah and her Sisters", "Crimes and Misdemeanors", and "Manhattan", "Alice" is a charming and delightful film that can be viewed as Allen's remake of "Juliet of Spirits" with some obvious themes from "Alice in Wonderland". Mia Farrow plays a wealthy New Yorker who one day feels that something is missing in her sheltered and comfortable life. She turns to a Chinese doctor whose magic herbs help her to reevaluate her life and her relationships with her husband, lover, mother, and sister. She may not find the answers for all the questions but she certainly learned a lot about herself. During the few days that film takes place, Alice experiences romance, finds spirituality, and even enjoys the power of invisibility. This film has one of the most optimistic endings in Woody's film. Mia Farrow is absolutely wonderful.


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