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Back Roads (1981)

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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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Arthur
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Rickey's Mom
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Enrique
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Red
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Gosler
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The Father
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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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Arka yol  »

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According to 'TV Guide', this movie was an "attempt to recapture the mood of Frank Capra's films of the 1930s" whilst 'Allmovie' states that this picture was "Reportedly, Ritt's homage to Frank Capra's films of the 1930s." 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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Underrated and unknown little gem that's a heartfelt journey tale of struggle, love and survival!
30 December 2012 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Just recently checked out this little known film from 1981 called "Back Roads" and I knew it would be a winner when it had Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field in it and I was right the chemistry had worked. This is a heartfelt little tale of struggle and a journey of survival it touches your emotions showing that everyone has good in them and life is an unexpected journey. Set in the deep rural south I believe Alabama you have Sally Field as Amy Post a sweet and love like street walking hotel staying hooker who earns 20 dollars for each bang she gives. Things shakeup a little bit when she meets the rough and rugged Elmore Pratt(Tommy Lee Jones) a man who's dreams of becoming a prize fighter has blown up in smoke as now he moonlights as a taxi car washer! After hooking up the two decide to journey out to California the best way they can as money will not stop them. This is an interesting journey in which both each learn respect, love and courage it proves life is a journey of discovery and learning how to love. Overall good little underrated gem to watch.


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