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Back Roads (1981)

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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Rickey's Mom
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Enrique
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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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This movie was the first collaboration of Sally Field and Martin Ritt after the successful Norma Rae (1979), which won two Academy Awards. The two would re-team again for a third and final time with Murphy's Romance (1985), which co-starred James Garner. 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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Good road movie
21 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

Good road movie and pretty emotion provoking. There are so many involving moments where you may sympathize the characters or feel sad about them, feel their situation and live it with them. The story may lack direction or logically complete end but nevertheless it's worth watching for the warmth of the characters' relations, the sensual way they stick together. If you can enjoy movies without judging them too strictly and without expecting anything stunning or extraordinary and just want to spend time following the way and sharing troubles with the characters, this movie might be for you. I rate this movie for the warmth that is expressed by the protagonists


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