A Woman Under the Influence


Release Date 1974-09-20
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A Woman Under the Influence

A Woman Under the Influence is a 1974 American drama film written and directed by John Cassavetes. It focuses on a woman whose unusual behavior leads her husband to commit her for psychiatric treatment and the effect this has on their family. It received two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress and Best Director. In 1990, A Woman Under the Influence was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant", one of the first fifty films to be so honored.

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Actors & Characters

Peter Falk Peter Falk
Gena Rowlands Gena Rowlands Mabel Longhetti Mabel Longhetti
Lady Rowlands Lady Rowlands
Matthew Laborteaux Matthew Laborteaux
Katherine Cassavetes Katherine Cassavetes
Matthew Cassel Matthew Cassel
Fred Draper Fred Draper
Christina Grisanti Christina Grisanti
O.G. Dunn O.G. Dunn
Mario Gallo Mario Gallo


Mitch Breit Cinematography
John Cassavetes Director
Sheila Viseltear Editor
David Armstrong Editor
Elizabeth Bergeron Editor
Bo Harwood Music
Sam Shaw Producer
John Cassavetes Writer