Sweet Liberty (1986)


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This comedy-drama stars Alan Alda (also the director and screenwriter) as Michael Burgess, a history professor whose book is about to be turned into a slick Hollywood spectacular. The cast and crew arrives in his small North Carolina community for location shooting, and the town is buzzing with excitement over this unusual event. The leading lady in this production, Faith Healy (Michelle Pfeiffer), starts to spark romantic intentions in the professor, despite the fact he already has a girlfriend … More

Rating: PG (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Gore Vidal, Alan Alda
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 23, 2004
MCA Universal Home Video



as Michael Burgess

as Elliott James

as Faith Healy

as Stanley Gould

as Gretchen Carlsen

as Cecelia Burgess

as Bo Hodges

as Leslie

as Film Crew Member

as Film Crew Member

as Male Student

as Asst. Camera

as Eagleton

as Gov. Swayze

as Female Student

as Frank Stirling

as Jesse

as Camera Operator

as TV Interviewer

as FX Man

as Teamster

as Teamster

as Cinematographer

as Mrs. Delvechio

as Soundman

as Hotel Clerk

as Claire

as Johnny Delvechio

as Publicist
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Critic Reviews for Sweet Liberty

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

OK light comedy, directed by and starring Alan Alda, about filming of movie in small town.

February 22, 2008

Audience Reviews for Sweet Liberty

what a cute movie with a young Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Caine, Alan Alda, and Lillian Gish.

This movie was written, directed and starring Alan Alda whom did a good job. Alda is a writer who's book is being turned into a movie with Caine and Pfeiffer. This movie shows what a Hollywood crew can do to a little town while filming...it is too crazy.

Mason Williams

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