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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elmore Pratt
Rickey's Mom
Alex Colon ...
The Father
Bruce M. Fischer ...


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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Arka yol  »

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Did You Know?


In the earlier Sally Field film Norma Rae (1979) made a couple of years earlier, at one point in the movie, a line of dialogue states, "We're gonna hit the back roads!". See more »


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 little story
14 March 2007 | by (Dyrön Sweden) – See all my reviews

Hi. Long time ago I was on a Swedish ship, a general cargo ship on a trip from England to Brownsville, Texas. It was a bad ship, and it ended in a one-way ticket back to Sweden, paid by the Swedish embassy, but, however, there were some Mexican hookers visiting our ship every day during our stay, very friendly and "speakable", but one day when they came aboard one of them shouted "I'm a movie star", and she explained that she had a part in a film called "Crossroads" (later I found out that it was called Back Roads), featuring Sally Field. As the years went by I looked for this film but never found it, until today(!) 14th March 2007, when they showed it on cable television...fantastic! After all, she wasn't lying! A little story on the first day of spring here in Sweden. Yours Rune Carlsson

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