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3 Women (1977)

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Two roommates/physical therapists, one a vain woman and the other a mysterious teenager, share a bizarre relationship.

Director:

Robert Altman

Writer:

Robert Altman
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shelley Duvall ... Millie Lammoreaux
Sissy Spacek ... Pinky Rose
Janice Rule ... Willie Hart
Robert Fortier Robert Fortier ... Edgar Hart
Ruth Nelson ... Mrs. Rose
John Cromwell ... Mr. Rose
Sierra Pecheur Sierra Pecheur ... Ms. Bunweill
Craig Richard Nelson ... Dr. Maas
Maysie Hoy Maysie Hoy ... Doris
Belita Moreno ... Alcira
Leslie Ann Hudson Leslie Ann Hudson ... Polly
Patricia Ann Hudson Patricia Ann Hudson ... Peggy
Beverly Ross Beverly Ross ... Deidre
John Davey John Davey ... Dr. Norton
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Storyline

Pinky is an awkward adolescent who starts work at a spa in the California desert. She becomes overly attached to fellow spa attendant, Millie when she becomes Millie's room-mate. Millie is a lonely outcast who desperately tries to win attention with constant up-beat chatter. They hang out at a bar owned by a strange pregnant artist and her has-been cowboy husband. After two emotional crises, the three women steal and trade personalities until they settle into a new family unit that seems to give each woman what she was searching for. Written by danetta cox cordova

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1 woman became 2/2 women became 3/3 women became 1


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1977 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Robert Altman's 3 Women See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Lion's Gate Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Even Altman admitted that he wasn't sure what the ending would be, although he did have a loose theory about it. See more »

Goofs

When Millie and Pinkie prepare for dinner party, the time line is way out of whack. Scene begins in early morning, as Millie wakes Pinkie and tells her she is going grocery shopping for the dinner. Millie returns from store (presumably within an hour or so), Pinkie carries out garbage after spilling shrimp cocktail on herself and, en route to trash cans, meets dinner guests who say they can't come because they're on way to a beer joint instead - a scene that would have occurred no later than mid-morning and means that seven or more hours are unaccounted for. See more »

Quotes

Millie Lammoreaux: How come you didn't tell me your name was Mildred?
Pinky Rose: Because I hate it.
Millie Lammoreaux: Do you know what my name is?
Pinky Rose: Millie. Oh...
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Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Robert Altman (2001) See more »

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Altman's commentary is riveting
20 April 2005 | by jungophileSee all my reviews

I don't feel I can add anything to the excellent commentary by the other reviewers for "3 Women"; I just want to urge film lovers of all stripes to check out Altman't commentary on the Criterion DVD. In the liner notes, they refer to it as "wide-ranging;" it IS that, and expansive, too. It is almost as if Altman was saying to himself, "Well, I'm not going to be around much longer, so I am going to speak my peace about how I feel about film-making and let it all hang out". For the true aficionado, this is as good as it gets. You'll want to savor it in chunks it is so thought-provoking. Not only does Altman reveal all the hidden meanings of the film, he explains at length (with copious examples) the philosophy of his art. It shed light on my previous encounters with Altman's "difficult" style; highly recommended.


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