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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 (as Michael Gazzo)
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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 (as Royce Applegate)
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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. See more »


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13 March 1981 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,046,339 (USA) (15 March 1981)

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$11,809,387 (USA)
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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". 'Allmovie' states that the film was "reportedly Ritt's homage to Frank Capra's films of the 1930s." See more »

Quotes

Elmore Pratt: [referring to the meal he's just ordered for Amy] The hamburger you are about to eat will *not* make you feel any better, but they will give you a prize if you can get out the door before you throw up.
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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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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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