Alice's Restaurant

Release Date: November 12th, 2000

DVD Release Date: January 23rd, 2001

PG |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

Arlo Guthrie plays himself in this film based on his song of the same name. After getting kicked out of college, Arlo decides to visit his friend Alice (Pat Quinn) for Thanksgiving dinner. After dinner is over, Arlo volunteers to take the trash to the dump, but finds it closed for the holiday, so he just dumps the trash in the bottom of a ravine. This simple act of littering gets him arrested, and sends him on a bizarre journey that ends with him in front of the draft board.

Cast: Arlo Guthrie, Patricia Quinn, James Broderick, Michael McClanathan, Geoff Outlaw, Tina Chen, Kathleen Dabney, Monroe Arnold

Director: Arthur Penn

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Florin

Distributors: United Artists

Keywords: 1960s, Madcap, Underdog


Nominated Directing
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Original Music for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1971)