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Alfie (2004)

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A cockney womanizer learns the hard way about the dangers of his actions.


Charles Shyer


Bill Naughton (play), Bill Naughton (earlier screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Law ... Alfie
Renée Taylor ... Lu Schnitman (as Renee Taylor)
Jane Krakowski ... Dorie
Jeff Harding ... Phil
Marisa Tomei ... Julie
Kevin Rahm ... Terry
Max Morris ... Max
Omar Epps ... Marlon
Nia Long ... Lonette
Gedde Watanabe ... Wing
Jo Yang ... Mrs. Wing
Tara Summers ... Carol
Sam Vincenti ... Felix
Katherine LaNasa ... Uta
Claudette Mink ... Bitter Girl


Finding it hard to finally settle down and commit himself to only one woman, the unrepentant philanderer and undeniable ladies' man, Alfie, is a charming British who cruises the streets of New York as a limousine chauffeur. In his impeccable suits, the silver-tongued Casanova is simply irresistible; however, things will take an unexpected turn, when a night of unrestrained passion seriously tests Alfie's frivolous approach to life. In the end, is Alfie happy, and above all, what's it all about, then? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, some language and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

5 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What's It All About, Alfie? See more »


Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,314,156 (United Kingdom), 24 October 2004, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,218,335, 7 November 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Alfie's Vespa is painted blue and white as an inside joke. The colors pay homage to Jude Law's favorite football team, Tottenham Hotspur. See more »


When Alfie is in Liz's apartment drinking absinthe Liz's kimono alternates being over both shoulders and then off one shoulder. This happens at least 6 times. See more »


[first lines]
Alfie: You're lucky you know. I rarely allow anyone into my flat.
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Crazy Credits

The Paramount logo at the beginning of the film is tinted pink. See more »


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Eastern Standard Time
Written by Roland Alphonso, Lloyd Brevett, Don Drummond, Jerome Haynes,
Ferron Knibb, Tommy McCook, Donat Mittoo, Johnny Moore & Lester Sterling
Performed by The Skatalites
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group
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Loved It!
11 April 2005 | by fandangonoirSee all my reviews

Bravo! A remake that tops the original! I loved this movie. Kudos to Charles Shyer, Jude Law, and screenwriter Elaine Pope for making this awesome movie! Sure, I wish Michael Caine could have played the role of Joe and Shirley Winters had played Alfie's neighbor, but other than that I totally dug the film.

Oh! And too bad the Rolling Stones didn't do the music. Sure, Mick Jagger and Dave Stewart did a great job, but if the Stones had done the music? Man! That woulda been ultra awesome! But yeah, this is a great story of a pretty boy Englishman ladies man and his trials and tribulations in modern day Manhattan! Great new setting for the remake! I think Alfie should have driven a motorcycle. A Rune. Other than his Vespa. I think the Vespa worked. But it wasn't ballsy enough I think. Still, it worked for the retro 60's vibe they were going for.

The rest of the cast is perfect. Nia Long and Omar Epps are perfectly cast. And Jude Law? Whoa, this is one of his best performances. And Alfie's words about F.B.B. -- face, boobs, bum! And how those things are what matter most to men. Too true.

And Jane Krakowski was great in her role. The scene where she is in the limo. It had a kind of S&M feel to it with her hands in those straps. And man, her legs! Awesome! She is smokin' hot! You see just a bit of her naked bum in a shot where she walks off to meet her husband Phil the Pill after saying bye to Alfie. Hmmmmmmmm. Hot stuff.

This is more of a guy flick than a chick flick. Hell, a story about a guy getting women left and right? Now that's a dick flick! HA! I liked lots of little details about this film. Alfie's relationship with Julie and the scene where she makes him a late night dinner of chili and French bread. Yum! And Alfie selecting his wardrobe of Gucci and pink shirt at the start of the film. I could never wear that color but it works in this flick! And the ending. Man! Heartbreaking, tragic and magic! A guy who is doomed. But maybe there is some hope for him. Maybe. And! This is probably the old Charles Shyer directed film I've ever loved.

Old habits die hard. As does the memory of this great movie.

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