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Alice Details


Woody Allen's character study of a well-kept, upscale Manhattan woman (Mia Farrow) takes the title character on a journey through a Wonderland of her own making, in which she learns some truths about herself, her relationships, and the universe in general. Alice leads a comfortable life, except for some nagging aches and pains, but when she visits the mysterious Dr. Yang (Keye Luke), he discovers that what really ails Alice is her own lack of true human experience. Alice has been married for sixteen years to Doug (William Hurt), an emotionally detached stockbroker, and she lives a perfectly maintained life in a perfectly maintained apartment, with a pair of children and the requisite support staff. All that changes when a chance meeting with a neighbor (Joe Mantegna) leads Alice to consider an affair. Dr. Yang, seizing the opportunity, gives Alice herbal potions that make her both invisible and seductive, allowing her to free herself from her inhibitions. Plunging into her new fantasy world, Alice ultimately comes to terms with her family, her husband, and her life. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

  • Release date:December 25, 1990


Awarded by
National Board of Review Mia Farrow Best Actress 1990 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Mia Farrow Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Woody Allen Best Original Screenplay 1990 Nominee


Mia Farrow
as Alice Tate
Joe Mantegna
as Joe
Alec Baldwin
as Ed
Blythe Danner
as Dorothy
Judy Davis
as Vicki
William Hurt
as Doug Tate
Keye Luke
as Dr. Yang
Bernadette Peters
as Muse
Cybill Shepherd
as Nancy Brill
Gwen Verdon
as Alice's Mother
Julie Kavner
as Decorator
Holland Taylor
as Helen
Robin Bartlett
as Nina
Patrick O'Neal
as Alice's Father
Caroline Aaron
as Sue
James Toback
as Professor
David Spielberg
as Ken
Bob Balaban
as Sid Moscowitz
Elle MacPherson
as Model
Patience Moore
as School Teacher
Marvin Terban
as Dorothy's Xmas Party Guest
Kenneth Edelson
as Dorothy's Xmas Party Guest
Suzann O'Neill
as Park Avenue Couples
Billie Taylor
as Trainer
Matt Williamson
as Dennis
Anthony Cortino
as Dog Groomer
Gina Gallagher
as Joe's Daughter
Marceline Hugot
as Monica
George J. Manos
as Dorothy's Xmas Party Guest
June Squibb
as Hilda
Kristy Graves
as Alice at 18
Kim Weston-Moran
as Dorothy's Xmas Party Guest
Diane Cheng
as Dr. Yang's Assistant
Michael-Vaughn Sullivan
as Hairstylist
James McDaniel
as Dorothy's Xmas Party Guest
Jodi Long
as Ina - Park Avenue Couple
Lisa Marie
as Office Party Guest
Ira Wheeler
as Office Party Guest
Katja Schumann
as Circus Equestrian
Diane Salinger
as Carol
Juliet Taylor
Kim Chan
as Dr. Yang's Patient
Alexi Henry
as Kimberly
Linda Wallem
as Penny
Lynda Bridges
as Saleslady
Judith Ivey
Rachel Miner
as Alice at 12
Peggy Miley
as Dorothy's Maid
Laurie Nayber
as Young Dorothy


Woody Allen
Robert Greenhut
Woody Allen
Carlo Di Palma
Douglas Furber
Composer (Music Score)
Susan E. Morse
Santo Loquasto
Production Designer
Speed Hopkins
Art Director
Helen Robin
Joseph Hartwick
Thomas A. Reilly
Associate Producer
Charles H. Joffe
Executive Producer
Susan Bode-Tyson
Set Designer
Jeffrey Kurland
Costume Designer
Joseph Hartwick
Production Manager
Juliet Taylor
Ellen Lewis
Fern Buchner