Go Ask Alice (1973) HD online
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Wendell Burton||-||Joel Clements|
|Mimi Saffian||-||Beth Baum|
|Danny Michael Mann||-||Richie (as Daniel Michael Mann)|
|Mackenzie Phillips||-||Doris (as Mackinzie Phillips)|
The book, "Go Ask Alice", on which this movie is based, was not a true story at all. The book is purported to be "A True Story" and "A Real Diary" of a fifteen-year old girl, who becomes an accidental drug addict, and then slips seamlessly into the 1970's drug scene, before dying much too young of an overdose, either accidentally or on purpose (no one really knows). The problem with this? The book was not a true story, and was not a real diary, but rather a cautionary tail whipped up by the establishment to drive fear into the minds of naive teenagers. Think "After School Special" of the 1970s. The book is debunked on Snopes at snopes.com/language/literary/askalice.
Mackenzie Phillips' first filmed project.
The title comes from the Jefferson Airplane song from 1967, "White Rabbit", written by Grace Slick: "One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small/And the ones that mother gives you, don't do anything at all/Go ask Alice, when she's ten feet tall..."
Alice lives somewhere in the Cincinnati area. The area code in her diary, that the priest reads off, is 513.
This is the second movie that Charles Martin Smith worked on with Mackenzie Phillips. They both worked on American Graffiti (1973), and would also work on More American Graffiti (1979). In all three movies, they do not share any scenes together.