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Back Roads (1981)

R  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Romance  |  13 March 1981 (USA)
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A prostitute and a drifter find themselves bound together as they make their way through the rural South, doing what they have to do to survive.

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Angel
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Spivey
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Enrique
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Red
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Gosler
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Gilly
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A prostitute and a drifter find themselves bound together as they make their way through the rural South, doing what they have to do to survive.

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Running from the past, and backing into love.


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13 March 1981 (USA)  »

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Reportedly, stars Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones disliked each other and did not get along during the making of this picture. See more »

Quotes

Mason: When was your last fight?
Elmore Pratt: I ain't had it yet!
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Soundtracks

Ask Me No Questions (I'll Tell You No Lies)
Written by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Sue Raney
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Too grimy, Too grumpy, Romance lack Chemistry
2 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Director Martin Ritt reunites with Sally Field (Norma Rae) playing a prostitute going on a road trip with drifter boxer Tommy Lee Jones. I think it was intended as a grimy tough rom-com. But whether it's the script or the much rumored bad relationship between Field and Jones, the couple was plagued with anger.

The movie is filmed in a low rent 70s style Grime-o-Vision. It works sometimes like playing pinball in a roadside bar. But mostly it looks like a poorly made indie.

In the end, the relationship never blossoms as it's suppose to. Sally Field does have a good breakdown, but Tommy Lee Jones have the acting range of a grumpy old man.


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