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Roadie (1980)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  13 June 1980 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Travis W. Redfish
Kaki Hunter ...
Lola Bouilliabase
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Corpus C. Redfish
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B.B. Muldoon
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Mohammed Johnson
Rhonda Bates ...
Alice Poo
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Ace
Richard Marion ...
George
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Bird (as Sonny Davis)
Ginger Varney ...
Weather Girl
Al Mays ...
Mohammed's Bodyguard
Cindy Wills ...
Prom Queen
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Tiny
Merle Kilgore ...
Himself
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Himself (as Ramblin' Jack Elliott)
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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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The story of a boy and his equipment. See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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Trivia

The rock promoter character Mohammed Johnson (played by Don Cornelius) was inspired by Don King. See more »

Quotes

Corpus C. Redfish: Well that's a strange and wondrous tale, son, but like everything else, it'll work if you let it.
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References Charlie's Angels (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Road Rats
Written by Alice Cooper and Dick Wagner (as Richard Wagner)
Performed by Alice Cooper
Produced by Todd Rundgren (uncredited)
Additional Engineering by John Michael Weaver (uncredited)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Should be a cult classic
26 February 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This was a great movie and if you're into American pop music culture and history I think you would enjoy this movie greatly.

Meatloaf stars as Travis W. Redfish, an engineering genius who ends up being a rock and roll roadie and gaining the reputation as the greatest roadie that ever lived. He ends up in this situation when the bus carrying groupie Lola Bouilliabase breaks down on a stretch of road near Travis' home town.

Art Carney is wonderful as Travis' father and junkyard owner and the movie is full of cameo appearances by the likes of Debbie Harry, Roy Orbison, Alice Cooper (who Lola is in love with) and has music from a wide variety of 80's artists.

I was so impressed when I saw this movie I went out and bought the soundtrack, which is a double fold out album with pictures and some background information.

I also liked the movie slogan "The Bands make it rock, but the Roadies make it roll"

I think "Roadie" is deserving of cult-classic status, but unfortunately I don't think very many people saw it. I have not seen it in a video store to buy or rent in over 10 years.

So if you do see it, grab it! (and tell me where you found it!)


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