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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Elmore Pratt
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Mason
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Angel
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Tazio
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Spivey
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Arthur
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Enrique
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Red
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Gosler
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The Father
Bruce M. Fischer ...
Ezra
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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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Sally Field has said that her character in this movie was similar to her Norma Rae (1979) character in that both women were tough, streetwise and Southern. See more »

Quotes

Mason: When was your last fight?
Elmore Pratt: I ain't had it yet!
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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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A Dismal Road
26 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Overlooked early 1980s film. The movie is a depressing look at two seedy characters trying to make it through life. The acting is solid and both Fields and Jones look the part of someone living on the edges of society. Jones is a two-bit club boxer with a reputation for losing. He comes across in a less then positive light, yet down deep, there's a heart of gold. Fields as a street hustler looks beat-up in this film. He rarely cracks a smile, and it's one of here meaty roles. However, the film is a somewhat depressing look at life, at least from the standpoint of street people. It's a fairly entertaining movie and if you're a fan of either Sally Fields or Tommy Lee Jones, then Back Roads is a film to see.


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