A young Texas good ol' boy has a knack with electronic equipment, and that talent gets him a job as a roadie with a raucous traveling rock-and-roll show.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story) | 4 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

As graduation nears for the class of 1955 at Angel Beach High, the gang once again faces off against their old enemy, Porky, who wants them to throw the school's championship basketball game because he's betting on the opposing team.

Director: James Komack
Stars: Dan Monahan, Wyatt Knight, Tony Ganios
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The naughty high schoolers of Angel Beach High now seek revenge on a group of KKK religious fanatics and corrupt politicians who want to shut down their Shakespeare production after they cast a Seminole transfer student in the lead.

Director: Bob Clark
Stars: Dan Monahan, Wyatt Knight, Mark Herrier
Roadie (2011)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After 20 years on the road with Blue Oyster Cult, Jimmy Testagros returns to his hometown to life with his ailing mother. Complications arise when he falls for an old friend, who is now married to his longtime nemesis.

Director: Michael Cuesta
Stars: Ron Eldard, Bobby Cannavale, Jill Hennessy
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A retired DEA agent is out to hunt down and take out a Jamaican drug posse that has targeted he and his family for murder.

Director: Dwight H. Little
Stars: Steven Seagal, Joanna Pacula, Basil Wallace
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

About a retired New York cop on Vacation in America's West who is drawn into a female sheriff's investigation of a mysterious series of cattle killings.

Director: Alan Rudolph
Stars: Robert Urich, JoBeth Williams, Paul Dooley
Choose Me (1984)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Several lost-soul night-owls, including a nightclub owner, a talkback radio relationships counseller, and an itinerant stranger have encounters that expose their contradictions and ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Rudolph
Stars: Geneviève Bujold, Keith Carradine, Lesley Ann Warren
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Three showgirls on their way to Las Vegas have car trouble and are stuck all night out in the desert. The next morning cheerful Andre offers them help in fixing their car. However, Andre is... See full summary »

Director: Alan Rudolph
Stars: Andrew Prine, Manuela Thiess, Sherry Alberoni
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The lives and romantic entanglements of a group of young adults who have achieved "overnight" success in Los Angeles.

Director: Alan Rudolph
Stars: Keith Carradine, Sally Kellerman, Geraldine Chaplin
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The lives of an ex-con, a coffee-shop owner, and a young couple looking to make it rich intersect in the fictional and hypnotic Rain City.

Director: Alan Rudolph
Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Keith Carradine, Lori Singer
The Moderns (1988)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Nick Hart is a struggling American artist who lives amongst the expatriate community in 1920s Paris. He spends most of his time drinking and socializing in local cafés and pestering gallery... See full summary »

Director: Alan Rudolph
Stars: Keith Carradine, Linda Fiorentino, Wallace Shawn
Horror | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A 1975 Alice Cooper concert hosted by Vincent Price, with Alice Cooper's trademark "horror" stage act, and performances of some of his hit songs, including "Only Women Bleed", "School's Out" and "Steven".

Director: David Winters
Stars: Alice Cooper, Vincent Price, Dick Wagner
Premonition (1972)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Red flowers cause three college students to have deadly premonitions.

Director: Alan Rudolph
Stars: Carl Crow, Tim Ray, Winfrey Hester Hill
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Travis W. Redfish
Kaki Hunter ...
Lola Bouilliabase
...
Corpus C. Redfish
...
B.B. Muldoon
...
Mohammed Johnson
Rhonda Bates ...
Alice Poo
...
Ace
Richard Marion ...
George
...
Bird (as Sonny Davis)
Ginger Varney ...
Weather Girl
Al Mays ...
Mohammed's Bodyguard
Cindy Wills ...
Prom Queen
...
Tiny
Merle Kilgore ...
Himself
...
Himself (as Ramblin' Jack Elliott)
Edit

Storyline

Down-home Texas boy Travis W. Redfish falls hard for Lola Bouilliabase, a glitter-spangled groupie determined to lose her virginity to Alice Cooper. Hoping to woo her, Travis signs with a traveling rock band and soon finds himself celebrated as the greatest roadie of all time! Between concerts, Travis uses his wits to make sure that the show goes on, no matter where, no matter what. This does not take long for Travis to realize that, compared to the great rock circus, there's no place like home. However, Lola's date with destiny (and Cooper) to become the greatest groupie of all time looms. Can true love survive rock 'n' roll? Written by MGM/UA Home Video

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The story of a boy and his equipment. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 June 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A menedzser  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Debbie Harry: As herself, Blondie. See more »

Quotes

Various persons: Everything works if you let it.
See more »

Connections

References Fantasy Island (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Brainlock
Written by Joe Ely
Performed by Joe Ely Band
Produced by Michael Brovsky (uncredited)
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Horrid Screenplay but the Music is Good
8 September 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Roadie (1980)

** (out of 4)

Travis Redfish (Meat Loaf) is a man who can fix anything so he's hired by a promoter to become a roadie and make sure a rock and roll show keeps going without issues. Lola (Kaki Hunter) is a virgin groupie who wants to land in NYC so that she can give herself to Alice Cooper (who plays himself). ROADIE was one of many musicals that went down as a major flop back in the day but looking at the picture today you can't help but find it somewhat charming and of course there's all the major talent on display. I think the biggest problem can be spotted in the opening credits when you see that four different people are credited with the story. This "story" appears to have about four different sides and all of them are fighting against one another and in the end you're really left with a movie that doesn't seem to know what it wants to be. On one hand, you have a behind the scenes look at a rock show on tour but the thing is so tame that you really do feel as if you're watching something that has been watered down. On another hand you have a groupie getting used to the road but Meat Loaf's character is so full of holes that you have a hard time making any sense out of him. Another problem with the story is that Loaf's character goes "crazy" at times and apparently this is from an earlier UFO abduction but this subplot is just downright annoying. The story goes off in so many directions that you're head will be hurting by the time it's over or you at least be sitting there wondering why they couldn't have just left the spotlight on some of the music acts. Hank Williams, Jr., Blondie, Asleep at the Wheel, Roy Orbison, Jack Elliott and The Pleasant Valley Boys are just a few of the acts that appear and most of them give good performances. We even get a duet between Williams and Orbison, which is certainly worth sitting through. Cooper gets the biggest role of any of the musical acts and he has proved that he can be a very reliable actor and his charm is certain quite high here. One wishes that he had been given even more screen time as he's quite funny here and we also get a couple songs including Only Women Bleed. Meat Loaf also delivers a pretty likable performance as he certainly makes you entertained by his character even though it's underwritten. Hunter is also good in her role. Art Carney appears of Loaf's father but he's sadly wasted. ROADIE is a pretty bad movie due to its bad screenplay but at the same time fans of the musical acts should be somewhat entertained with the music alone. There's a good film somewhere in here but sadly it just goes off in way too many directions.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the new cover art SUCKS! revssteen
i haven't seen this movie but... sweazels
WoWoWoWoWoWoW!!!! Crazy_Little_Mercury
where is the original? thaneoh
Alice! katataylor
Phantastik zimzala
Discuss Roadie (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?