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Alice's Restaurant(Movie, 1969)

1h 51min | Genres: Drama, Comedy, Music
Alice's RestaurantRating: 3.3/5 (with 15 votes)
Alice's Restaurant is a 1969 American comedy film directed by Arthur Penn. It is an adaptation of the 1967 folk song "Alice's Restaurant Massacree", originally written and sung by Arlo Guthrie. The film stars Guthrie as himself, with Pat Quinn as Alice Brock and James Broderick as Ray Brock. Penn, who resided in the story's setting of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, co-wrote the story with Venable Herndon in 1967 after hearing the song, shortly after directing Bonnie & Clyde. Alice's Restaurant was released on August 19, 1969, a few days after Guthrie appeared at the Woodstock Festival. A soundtrack album for the film was also released by United Artists Records. The soundtrack includes a studio version of the title song, which was originally divided into two parts (one for each album side); a 1998 CD reissue on the Rykodisc label presents this version of the song in full, and adds several bonus tracks to the original LP. ()
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Awards & Nominations for Alice's Restaurant

Academy Award for Best Director

About Alice's Restaurant

Alice's Restaurant is a 1969 movie adapted from a song by Arlo Guthrie. The song is Arlo Guthrie's most famous work, a talking blues based on a true story that began on Thanksgiving Day 1965. The movie reproduces the events of the song, in addition to other scenes.


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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Based on: "Alice's Restaurant"
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 10 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Danish (DA), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Dutch (NL)
Status: Released
Release date US: 08/20/1969
Director: Arthur Penn
Producer: Hillard Elkins
Screenwriter: Arthur Penn
Film Editor: Dede Allen
Composer: Arlo Guthrie
Costume designer: Anna Hill Johnstone

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:28606, Added: 02/28/2018, Last updated: 07/30/2019