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Language: English
Category: Movie / Drama
Original Title: Go Ask Alice
Director: John Korty
Writers: Beatrice Sparks,Ellen M. Violett
Released: 1973
Duration: 1h 14min
Video type: Movie
Fifteen year old Alice is a shy girl who is having problems relating to her parents, Sam and Dot. Her primary confidante is her diary. When the family moves for Sam's new job as a college English professor, Alice is not scared of leaving the familiar but rather scared of approaching the unfamiliar. She ends up striking a friendship with another shy girl, Beth, their bond being their shared outside status. But during a period of extended non-contact due to Beth's vacation during the summer, Alice finds herself in the company of the "in" crowd, including a college boy named Richie who becomes her boyfriend. They introduce her to drugs, which she likes as they make her feel less inhibited. She becomes addicted, taking uppers to cope with the downs associated with dealing with her parents, and downers to get off the drug induced highs. She abandons Beth, and continues her drug use as she begins to feel that is the only time she now feels happy, with all of them starting to push in order ...
Cast overview, first billed only:
William Shatner William Shatner - Sam
Ruth Roman Ruth Roman - Psychiatrist
Wendell Burton Wendell Burton - Joel Clements
Julie Adams Julie Adams - Dorothy
Andy Griffith Andy Griffith - Priest
Ayn Ruymen Ayn Ruymen - Jan
Mimi Saffian Mimi Saffian - Beth Baum
Jennifer Edwards Jennifer Edwards - Chris
Jamie Smith-Jackson Jamie Smith-Jackson - Alice
Danny Michael Mann Danny Michael Mann - Richie (as Daniel Michael Mann)
Frederick Herrick Frederick Herrick - Ted
Robert Carradine Robert Carradine - Bill
Michael Morgan Michael Morgan - Tim
Gary Marsh Gary Marsh - Tom
Mackenzie Phillips 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.



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