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Alice's Restaurant (20-Aug-1969)

Director: Arthur Penn

Writers: Venable Herndon; Arthur Penn

From song: The Alice's Restaurant Massacree by Arlo Guthrie

Original Music by: Arlo Guthrie

Producers: Hillard Elkins; Joe Manduke

Keywords: Comedy, Drama, Hippies

Ray and Alice Brock form a commune and start a restaurant; Arlo Guthrie tries to avoid the draft by attending college, and is later arrested for littering; one of the communards, Shelly, has drug issues. Light on plot, the film still retains interest and more so than other productions of its period serves as an insightful time capsule from the late 1960s. Inspired by events from Guthrie's song of the same title. Arthur Penn received an Oscar nomination for Best Director.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James Broderick
7-Mar-1927 1-Nov-1982 Doug Lawrence on Family
Arlo Guthrie
10-Jul-1947   Alice's Restaurant
Graham Jarvis
25-Aug-1930 16-Apr-2003 Canadian-American character actor
Pete Seeger
3-May-1919 27-Jan-2014 We Shall Overcome
M. Emmet Walsh
22-Mar-1935   Grizzled character actor


Arlo Guthrie   ...   Arlo
Pat Quinn   ...   Alice
James Broderick   ...   Ray
Special Appearance
Pete Seeger   ...   Himself
Lee Hays   ...   Himself
Michael McClanathan   ...   Shelly
Geoff Outlaw   ...   Roger
Tina Chen   ...   Mari-chan
Kathleen Dabney   ...   Karin
Police Chief William Obanhein   ...   Officer Obie
Seth Allen   ...   Evangelist
Monroe Arnold   ...   Blueglass
Joseph Boley   ...   Woody
Vinnette Carroll   ...   Draft Clerk
Sylvia Davis   ...   Marjorie
Simm Landres   ...   Jacob
Eulalie Noble   ...   Ruth
Louis Beachner   ...   Dean
MacIntyre Dixon   ...   1st Deconsecration Minister
Rev. Dr. Pierce Middleton   ...   2nd Deconsecration Minister
Donald Marye   ...   Funeral Director
Shelley Plimpton   ...   Reenie
M. Emmet Walsh   ...   Group W Sergeant
Ronald Weyand   ...   Cop #1
Eleanor Wilson   ...   Landlady
Simon Deckard   ...   Medic
Thomas DeWolfe   ...   Waiter
Judge James Hannon   ...   Himself
Graham Jarvis   ...   Music Teacher
John Quill   ...   Cop #2
Frank Simpson   ...   Sergeant
Alice Brock   ...   Suzy


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