Overview

Mabel Longhetti, desperate and lonely, is married to a Los Angeles municipal construction worker, Nick. Increasingly unstable, especially in the company of others, she craves happiness, but her extremely volatile behavior convinces Nick that she poses a danger to their family and decides to commit her to an institution for six months. Alone with a trio of kids to raise on his own, he awaits her return, which holds more than a few surprises.

  1. John Cassavetes

    Director, Screenplay, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Peter Falk

    Peter Falk

    Nick Longhetti

  2. Gena Rowlands

    Gena Rowlands

    Mabel Longhetti

  3. Fred Draper

    Fred Draper

    George Mortensen

  4. Lady Rowlands

    Martha Mortensen

  5. Katherine Cassavetes

    Katherine Cassavetes

    Margaret Longhetti

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A Woman Under the Influence
A Woman Under the Influence

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Status Released

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  • October 11, 1974
    R
    Theatrical

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    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 35m

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