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Jonathan Demme directs this joyous relentlessly kitschy celebration of 50's America: opportunity, rock'n'roll, and the road. He follows three generations of women and the men they pick up, ... See full summary »
Eddie Moore is a young drifter passing through the small town of Rockfield when suddenly he gets harassed by corrupt sheriff Leroy Rankin and his Deputy, Tylor. Later he meets up with ... See full summary »
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To give film editor Anthony Magro some breathing room, Jonathan Demme actually edited the entire climatic sequence where Peter Fonda's character storms Crabtree's property. See more »
When Len Skeritt gets up from the scuffle at the construction site, he puts his hat on, but when he walks over to grill the "security expert", he's seen putting his hat on again. See more »
I read this paper on the plane today coming back from Washington. When I first read it, I got sad. Then I got mad! Ambrose was a friend of mine. Let me tell you something, boy. You better watch out fro the IRS, the internal revenue, everything!
[closing the door]
Good night, Josh.
I'm gonna get you and not good night, good-bye!
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This standard but reasonably diverting revenge/action drama is an early effort from writer/director Jonathan Demme, who would go on to Oscar greatness years later with "Silence Of The Lambs." The movie delivers all the ingredients one would expect from B-Movie producer Roger Corman PLUS a quietly effective performance from Peter Fonda as a family man who is pushed to the limits when a strip-mining tycoon tries to bully his way into taking over Fonda's father's stretch of farm land. It's nothing you probably haven't seen before, but it's solidly done and Fonda makes for a great low-key hero worth rooting for. *** stars
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