Widowed, unskilled Alice Hyatt searches for a better life for herself and her son at Mel and Rubys Cafe. Inspiration for long-running television sitcom "Alice". Director Martin Scorsese, screenplay by Robert Getchell. Stars Ellen Burstyn, K ris Kristofferson, Diane Ladd, Alfred Lutter, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Vic Tayback, Valerie Curtin. Warner Bros. Pictures.