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Alice's Restaurant  (1969)

Alice's Restaurant
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Theatrical Feature Running Time:
111 mins

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Alice's Restaurant

Intrigued by the counterculture tale of Arlo Guthrie's epic 1968 talking-blues record The Alice's Restaurant Massacree, director Arthur Penn, co-scripting with playwright Venable Herndon, adapted the song into the 1969 feature Alice's Restaurant. Hippie outsider Arlo (Guthrie, playing himself) encounters suspicion from the straight world; visits his dying father, renowned leftist activist/singer Woody Guthrie (Joseph Boley), in the hospital along with friend Pete Seeger; and hangs out in the title converted church/commune created by his friends Alice (Pat Quinn) and her husband Ray (James Broderick). After Alice's "Thanksgiving dinner that couldn't be beat," Arlo is arrested for littering by rule-following Officer "Obie" Obanhein (William Obanhein, playing himself). That littering arrest helps Arlo avoid the Vietnam draft, but the commune is threatened after more personal, old-fashioned conflicts over sex and partnerships permeate Alice and Ray's alternative world. ~ Lucia Bozzola, All Movie Guide


Alice's Restaurant Trivia

Who played Arlo in the movie Alice's Restaurant?
Arlo Guthrie played Arlo in the movie Alice's Restaurant

Who played Alice in the movie Alice's Restaurant?
Pat Quinn played Alice in the movie Alice's Restaurant

Who played Ray in the movie Alice's Restaurant?
James Broderick played Ray in the movie Alice's Restaurant

Who played Shelly in the movie Alice's Restaurant?
Michael McClanathan played Shelly in the movie Alice's Restaurant

Who played Roger in the movie Alice's Restaurant?
Geoff Outlaw played Roger in the movie Alice's Restaurant

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