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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 ...
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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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29 May 1975 (USA)  »

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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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Good Old Days
Written by Rick Cunha
Performed by Rick Cunha
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A strange drive-in movie
17 February 2012 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

"Best Friends" is a real obscurity. It doesn't seem to be listed in any movie reference books. Also, it was never released on VHS, and it was only quietly given a release on DVD (in box sets containing other Crown-International movies) a few years ago. If you know what Crown-International typically released, you will see that their pickup of this movie was a very atypical choice. Although there is some nudity and sex, the movie never feels like exploitation - the events of the movie unfold in a very serious dramatic fashion. I can only wonder what drive-in audiences thought of it. As for what I thought, it is kind of slow-moving, but at the same time I found it strangely compelling; I was really interested in seeing how things would turn out for the four central characters. This movie is definitely not for everyone, but if you like dramatic and unconventional films from the 1970s (and like movies about road trips), you might find enough interest here.


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