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Best Friends (1975)

R | | Drama | 29 May 1975 (USA)
Mature, stable Jesse, his nutty and impulsive longtime best friend Pat, Jesse's caring fiancé Kathy, and Pat's fragile gal pal Jo Ella all decide to embark on a cross country road trip in a... See full summary »

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Jesse
Susanne Benton ...
Kathy
Doug Chapin ...
Pat
Ann Noland ...
Jo Ella
Renee Paul ...
Dancer
Ralph Montgomery ...
Bar Boss
Roger Bear ...
Kola
John McKee ...
RV Salesman
Bonnie Erkel ...
Doreen
Julienne Wells ...
Brenda (as Julie Clinch)
Michael Gordon ...
Truck Driver
Ray Wilinski ...
Band
Richard Trees ...
Band
Wade Wilson ...
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Mature, stable Jesse, his nutty and impulsive longtime best friend Pat, Jesse's caring fiancé Kathy, and Pat's fragile gal pal Jo Ella all decide to embark on a cross country road trip in a Winnebago prior to facing the challenges of encroaching adulthood. Relationships between everyone become increasingly strained as things take a turn for the worse and the journey turns into a severely bum trip for everyone involved. Written by Woodyanders

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After Pat buys a motorcycle, he is usually seen riding separately from the other characters, presumably because there is no readily apparent way to carry the bike aboard their RV. However, after the group visits the Indian ruins, Pat is seen driving the RV cross-country. His motorcycle has apparently vanished, yet it inexplicably reappears later in the film. See more »


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Best Friends
Written by Rick Cunha
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Boring road trip movie
16 July 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

BEST FRIENDS is a boring, laid back road movie courtesy of Crown International Pictures. The cheapness of the production is apparent in the seeming lack of a script and the random aimlessness of the direction. It's almost like RACE WITH THE DEVIL as two couples go on a journey of self-discovery across America, but without any actual story.

This is a good film to watch if you want to know what Richard Hatch was up to before he starred in BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. Sadly, the slow pace and the resolute lack of action and incident makes it feel very dull from the start. I suppose you could argue that the film has a naturalistic feel to it and some realism, but what's the point when nothing happens?

Being a 1970s movie, there's plenty of nudity here, included in random moments like the lengthy strip show in the bar. The actresses are naturalistic and 'real', a far cry from the modern plastic surgery-enhanced women you tend to see in American B-movies. Only in the second half does an oddly nihilistic plot line rear its head, but by that time I didn't care anyway.


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