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Roadie (1980)

PG | | Comedy, Music | 13 June 1980 (USA)
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.

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Richard Marion ...
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Bird (as Sonny Davis)
Ginger Varney ...
Weather Girl
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Merle Kilgore ...
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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

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Bands make it rock, but roadies make it roll. See more »

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Comedy | Music

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$1,002,263 (USA) (15 June 1980)

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$4,226,370 (USA)
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The film's central character Travis W. Redfish (played by Meat Loaf) was originally created by Texas writer Big Boy Medlin for a Texas newspaper column. See more »

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Various persons: Everything works if you let it.
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References Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

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A Man Needs a Woman
Written by Steve Cropper and John Lewis Parker
Performed by Jay Ferguson
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The Great American Movie? Yes Indeed
29 May 1999 | by (Bryan, Texas) – See all my reviews

A movie that skips lightly between bright open plains and scuttling armadillos, dark bars, concert halls, and endless humor without breaking the soundtrack can only result in the dread brainlock. The only movie even close to this in spirit is "Get Crazy", which you probably won't see due to its open advocacy of psychoactive drugs.


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