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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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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
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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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This movie was made a few years after the similarly titled Australian film Backroads (1977). The two movies are however spelt slightly differently, the earlier film's title is one word whereas this movie's title has two words. 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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Interesting movie about two marginal people
4 April 2001 | by (Weaverville, NC) – See all my reviews

This little film has hooker Sally Field and drifter Tommy Lee Jones hitting the road together when Jones ruins Field's chances for, ahem, gainful employment in the one-horse Southern town where she lives after he decks a cop who tries to bust her. Along the way the two encounter various predicaments and characters, as well as revealing parts of their pasts. Fascinating study that gives two people on the fringe of society faces and intriguing stories. Keep an eye peeled for Nell Carter as a pistol-packin' waitress. Not a bad way to pass the time.


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