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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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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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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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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

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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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PG | See all certifications »
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13 June 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A menedzser  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$4,226,370 (USA)
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Trivia

First lead role in a film as an actor for rock singer Meat Loaf. See more »

Quotes

Travis W. Redfish: A virgin? How'd you get to be that?
Lola Bouilliabase: I was born that way.
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Connections

Features Independence Day (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Texas Me and You
Written by Ray Benson
Performed by Asleep at the Wheel
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Love finding these DVD's of movies we haven't seen in years
29 August 2004 | by (chicagoland) – See all my reviews

Roadie is a silly movie, but it has its moments. My husband & I still have our occasional brain locks. We saw this on HBO in about 1980, and hadn't seen it since, but still talked about it. We found it on DVD last month and we laughed and sometimes said oh--didn't Blondie look really good then, and Hank Williams Jr. was kinda tame. We liked it. Some times it is over the top, but most times is kinda sweet and the music is not bad, except the title version of Everything Works if you Let It (there is another version which is not so bad in the movie) by Cheap Trick. Alice Cooper is fun to watch, but not as much fun as Meatloaf, and luckily they got Art Carney to play Dad.


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