Alice's Restaurant (film)

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Alice's Restaurant is a 1969 American comedy film directed by Arthur Penn.wikipedia
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Arthur Penn

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Alice's Restaurant is a 1969 American comedy film directed by Arthur Penn.
Penn directed critically acclaimed films throughout the 1960s such as the drama The Chase (1966), the biographical crime film Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and the comedy Alice's Restaurant (1969).

Pat Quinn (actress)

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The film stars Guthrie as himself, with Pat Quinn as Alice Brock and James Broderick as Ray Brock.
Quinn played the title role of Alice Brock in the 1969 film Alice's Restaurant, which the real Alice Brock disowned after its release.

Alice's Restaurant Massacree

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It is an adaptation of the 1967 folk song "Alice's Restaurant Massacree", originally written and sung by Arlo Guthrie.
Despite its running time of over 18 minutes, it was a hit song, and an inspiration for the 1969 film also named Alice's Restaurant. The work has become Guthrie's signature song and he has periodically re-released it with updated lyrics.

Arlo Guthrie

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It is an adaptation of the 1967 folk song "Alice's Restaurant Massacree", originally written and sung by Arlo Guthrie.
This film, also called Alice's Restaurant, featured Arlo and several other figures in the song portraying themselves.

Alice Brock

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Arlo ultimately returns to his friends Ray (James Broderick) and Alice Brock (Pat Quinn) at their home, a deconsecrated church in Great Barrington, Massachusetts where they welcome friends and like-minded bohemian types to "crash".
The first of these served as the inspiration for Arlo Guthrie's song "Alice's Restaurant", which in turn inspired a 1969 film of the same name.

Tina Chen

Meanwhile, Arlo has fallen in love with a beautiful Asian girl, Mari-chan (Tina Chen).
Tina Chen (Traditional Chinese: 陳婷) (November 2, 1943) is a Chinese-American stage, film, and television actress best known for her starring roles in the films Alice's Restaurant, Three Days of the Condor, and The Hawaiians.

James Broderick

The film stars Guthrie as himself, with Pat Quinn as Alice Brock and James Broderick as Ray Brock. Arlo ultimately returns to his friends Ray (James Broderick) and Alice Brock (Pat Quinn) at their home, a deconsecrated church in Great Barrington, Massachusetts where they welcome friends and like-minded bohemian types to "crash".
His notable film roles include Ray Brock, the complex father figure of a New England commune in Alice's Restaurant (1969), the subway motorman in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), FBI agent Sheldon in Dog Day Afternoon (1975), and Joe in the Paul Newman directed version of The Shadow Box (1980).

William Obanhein

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The next morning they receive a phone call from "Officer Obie" (Police Chief William Obanhein as himself), who asks them about the garbage.
Disagreements with Guthrie aside, Obanhein accepted an offer from another Stockbridge resident, Arthur Penn, to appear as himself in a film adaptation of Alice's Restaurant he was directing and co-writing.

Shelley Plimpton

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Plimpton took a leave of absence from Hair to appear in Arlo Guthrie's film Alice's Restaurant, playing a 14-year-old who offers herself to Arlo, saying that she has already "made it" with several other musicians and "you'll probably be an album some day."

1969 in film

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The film grossed $6,300,000 in the United States, making it the 23rd highest-grossing film of 1969.
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BAFTA Award for Best Film Music

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Nominated for British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards – Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music (1971) – Arlo Guthrie
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Vinnette Justine Carroll

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She appeared in the films Up the Down Staircase (1967), Alice's Restaurant (1969), and others.

Academy Award for Best Director

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Nominated for Academy Award for Best Director (1969) – Arthur Penn

Lee Hays

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At the insistence of his old friend Woody's son, Arlo Guthrie, however, he did appear, playing himself as a preacher at a 1960 evangelical meeting, in the film Alice's Restaurant (1969), based on Arlo's hit song of that name.

Counterculture of the 1960s

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Arthur Penn has said that the final scene was intended as comment on the inevitable passing of the counterculture dream: "In fact, that last image of Alice on the church steps is intended to freeze time, to say that this paradise doesn’t exist any more, it can only endure in memory".
One film-studio attempt to cash in on the hippie trend was 1968's Psych-Out, which is in contrast to the film version of Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant, which some say portrayed the generation as "doomed".

Hillard Elkins

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Elkins reunited with director Penn for his first film production, Alice's Restaurant (1969) with Arlo Guthrie.

Folk music

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It is an adaptation of the 1967 folk song "Alice's Restaurant Massacree", originally written and sung by Arlo Guthrie.

Stockbridge, Massachusetts

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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 completing Bonnie & Clyde.

Bonnie and Clyde (film)

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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 completing Bonnie & Clyde.

Woodstock

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Alice's Restaurant was released on August 19, 1969, a few days after Guthrie appeared at the Woodstock Festival.

Soundtrack album

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A soundtrack album for the film was also released by United Artists Records.

United Artists Records

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A soundtrack album for the film was also released by United Artists Records.