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


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


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Release Date:

13 June 1980 (USA)  »

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Publicity for this picture stated that the film's title "Roadie" refers to a person who is a jack-of-all-trades who works for and accompanies rock groups on tour. A roadie repairs vehicles, sets up equipment, does sound check, makes coffee, acts also as security, fetches and carries, is a general handy-person. See more »


Lola Bouilliabase: The musicians make it rock, but the roadies make it roll!
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References West Side Story (1961) See more »


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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Meatloaf? An Actor?
22 January 1999 | by (Warden, Washington) – See all my reviews

I'm a rock 'n roll fan; have been since I was young. I'm also a fan of Meatloaf; for about the same amount of time; so I was surprised to find this on the shelves of my local video store.

The story is simple, a handyman meets the woman of his dreams who just so happens to be in love with Alice Cooper. Meatloaf is very convincing as the country hick (yes COUNTRY HICK) engineering genius named Redfish and while Kaki Hunter tries to pull off the excited groupie routine, she's mostly annoying.

For those of you who didn't know it, Art Carney is in this movie as Redfish's father, Corpus Redfish. He is, as always, excellent in his role as a grouchy junk yard owner.

The movie has many memorable (and unfortunately, period) cameos in it by Blondie, Roy Orbison and, of course, Alice Cooper. Cooper actually shines as a rock star and has a very interesting manner; half manager/half psycho.

I recommend this movie simply because it's a total shock. Everyone delivers solid performances and, yes, Meatloaf can act.

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