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Madie Levrington
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Charles Callahan
Quinn K. Redeker ...
Benjamin Levrington (as Quinn Redeker)
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Dr. Frederick Froll
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Sam Klinger
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Jules (as Bill Lucking)
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Nurse #1
Patricia Conklin ...
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David Moody ...
Chester
Rozelle Gayle ...
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Albert
Karen Rushmore ...
Callahan's Wife
Mae Williams ...
Waitress at Truckstop
George P. Wilbur ...
Billy Ray
Tom Pletts ...
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Madie Levrington is a neurotic, wealthy woman who escapes from a New York mental institution where her unwholesome husband had her committed to avoid the trial of an expensive divorce. She manages by taking her doctor hostage and leaving him behind in an open field, and flees into the night. Madie hitches a ride back to California with Charles Callahan, a moody, debt-ridden truck driver. Madie and Charles eventually fall in love while evading an assortment of villains including a pair of thugs hired by Madie's husband to prevent her from returning to California, and a repo man sent to reclaim Charles' truck. Written by Matthew Patay

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(from movie poster showing the shotgun to the crotch scene ) Either way, he'll get it in the end. See more »

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3 October 1980 (USA)  »

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A Grande Corrida  »

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The British movie poster for the film was different to the American movie poster and featured promotional artwork painted by artist Richard Clifton Dey. See more »

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After Madie drives the truck through the house at the end, the tractor is pointed 45 degrees down from the front, but from the side it's straight. See more »

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[first lines]
Benjamin Levrington: [phone call] Dr. Frederick Froll please, this is Dr. Benjamin Levrington in Los Angeles. Thank you.
Benjamin Levrington: [voice] Fred!
Dr. Frederick Froll: [voice] Benjamin!
[chuckles]
Dr. Frederick Froll: [voice] How are ya?
Benjamin Levrington: [voice] All right. Ah... look Fred, I need your help here. Uh, well frankly, I want to get rid of my wife.
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You're Only Lonely
Written and Performed by JD Souther
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Blake and Cannon make a good screen-team, but this story doesn't come to much...
10 April 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Spotty road-comedy has Dyan Cannon escaping from the booby hatch and hitching a ride with trucker Robert Blake. He's rather charmed by her after the usual hysterical preliminaries; seems she's not so crazy after all, and is on the run from bounty hunters hired by her nefarious husband. Cannon's natural effervescence is always a treat, and Blake is surprisingly warm and personable, but Stanley Weiser's screenplay isn't much more than a doodle. Some big laughs, and it does improve after a very sloppy opening half-hour. Mario Tosi's vivid cinematography is very good, though Joseph Sargent handles the direction like a traffic cop. ** from ****


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