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Based on the popular and funny 20-minute Arlo Guthrie song "Alice's Restaurant Massacre" about a Flower Child during the Last Big War who gets hassled for littering, man. Step back in time and study the issues of the hippie era, including avoiding the draft, dropping out of college, and dealing with the local pigs. Sort of a modern movie in the cinematic ambling genre, in that nothing really happens.

MGM Home Entertainment, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404-6061, Phone: (310)449-3000, Fax: (310)449-3100, URL:, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on Running time 111 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Adapted from a Song, Period Piece: 1960s, Rebel With a Cause
Arthur Penn, Venabel Herndon
Arlo Guthrie, James Broderick, Pat Quinn, Geoff Outlaw, Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Michael McClanathan, Tina Chen, Kathleen Dabney, William Obanhein, Graham Jarvis, M. Emmet Walsh
Michael Nebbia
Arthur Penn
Garry Sherman, Arlo Guthrie
United Artists

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Alice's Restaurant
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Here’s a fun fact for the movie, Alice’s Restaurant. The movie, Alice’s Restaurant, originated from Arlo Guthrie’s song “Alice’s Restaurant Massacre” The movie was released in 1969, with a run time of 111 minutes. Alice’s Restaurant shows an idea of some of the issues throughout the era at the time. In the movie, Arlo Guthrie (as himself) goes to Alice Brock’s (Patricia Quinn) for Thanksgiving dinner. Before Arlo leaves he agrees to take Alice’s trash to the dump. But the dump is closed, so he decides to throw the trash on another pile of trash at the bottom of a ravine. Uh oh! The sheriff found out! Arlo gets caught and as punishment, he is now inducted in to the army. What’s he going to do?