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Roadie (1980)

 -  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

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

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

13 June 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A menedzser  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Publicity for this picture stated that the film's "Roadie" title 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 »

Quotes

Lola Bouilliabase: The muscians make it rock but the roadies make it roll!
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Connections

References Charlie's Angels (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Brainlock
Written by Joe Ely
Performed by Joe Ely Band
Produced by Michael Brovsky (uncredited)
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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Rock and roll cult movie
16 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie, in my opinion has many of the features of a cult classic.

The acting is uneven, the comedy is uneven, and the plot is a cliché.

But the movie is worth watching (as a cult movie,) for a number of reasons.

1) Ecletic and enjoyable sound track including a fun cover of Ring of Fire (and you can't experience too many covers of Ring of Fire.) 2) A mix of different comic elements such as an amusing car chase, and Forest Gump like moments where Redfish is simply in the right place at the right time 3) Great rock and roll cameos 4) Occasional surreal moments, if you like that kind of thing

Another part I found refreshing was doing a rock and roll movie involving a groupie with no gratuitous sex or nudity. I have nothing against those things, but its refreshing to see a movie that had no need for them.

If you take the movie seriously for a minute, or are looking for a consistent style of humor you will be disappointed. You need to be the sort of person who likes off beat movies simply because they are offbeat.


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