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After stunning audiences with his ferociously personal, gritty depictions of masculinity in WHO'S THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR? (1968) and MEAN STREETS (1973), Martin Scorsese bade farewell to his native New York City in order to direct this delightfully bittersweet portrait of an unflappable single mother. The Oscar-winning Ellen Burstyn is flat-out marvelous as Alice Hyatt, a newly widowed woman who hopes to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a singer. Fleeing her small New Mexico town with her 11-year-old son, Tommy (the hilariously spunky Alfred Lutter), Alice promises not to stop until they reach her hometown of Monterey, California. But after a near disaster in Phoenix (compliments of the fiery Harvey Keitel), the pair settles in Tucson, where Alice grudgingly takes a job as a waitress. It's there where she meets the irresistible David (Kris Kristofferson), a warmhearted customer who won't take no for an answer. At the same time, Tommy befriends Audrey (Jodie Foster), a young tomboy with a mischievou...
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CastHarvey Keitel, Ellen Burstyn, Valerie Curtin, Vic Tayback, Laura Dern, Kris Kristofferson, Diane Ladd, Alfred Lutter, Mia Bendixsen, Harry Northup, Billy "Green" Bush
DirectorMartin Scorsese
Genre:  Drama, Romance
Release Date:  December 9, 1974
MPAA Rating:  PG
DVD Release Date:  Warner Home Video (August 17, 2004)
Runtime:  1hr 52min
Studio:  Warner Bros. Pictures
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review by . August 17, 2012
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**** out of ****    lice Hyatt (Ellen Burstyn) loses her husband to a tragic car wreck. It was not a happy marriage, with Burstyn having virtually no one else to turn to but her preteen son Tommy (Alfred Lutter), who the man himself hated the most (they often fought over how loud the music he was listening to was). Alice doesn't stay in town long. She would rather leave the life she once unhappily lived behind. When she married her former husband, Alice had to let go of a life-long …
review by . May 21, 2000
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: so, so movie     Cons: ......     This movie became the basis for a long running TV sitcom - "Alice" that starred Linda Lavin in the title role. As in the movie, it follows the life of a suddenly single mom running from life and trying to find her piece of the world.      The movie stars Ellen Burstyn as Alice, Kris Kristofferson as David, Alfred Lutter as Tommy, Diane Ladd as Flo, Harvey Keitel as Ben, Vic Tayback as Mel …
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