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Ticlaw, a small town in Florida, has only one attraction: a safari park. The government constructs a freeway that passes near Ticlaw, but decides not to put an exit into the town. The people of Ticlaw, leaded by it's Mayor, will do anything in order to convince the governor to alter the project. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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6 December 1981 (Ireland)  »

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....da steht der ganze Freeway kopf  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)
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The make, model and color of the truck that flew across the blown-out overpass was a five-ton yellow-front GMC C-6500 truck with a rear olive-canopied covered tray. See more »

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During the scene where the orphans are being shown the petting zoo, a crew member or the director can be heard giving the cue to "Scream! Scream! Ricky!" as the children become afraid of the white horse they've mistaken for "Ricky the Carnivorous Pony." See more »

Quotes

Duane Hansen: I love you.
Carmen Odessa Shelby: Oh Duane, you don't even know me. I've slept with over three hundred men.
Duane Hansen: Everyone has their faults.
Carmen Odessa Shelby: Three hundred men? In Paducah, Kentucky? Duane, wasn't easy.
Duane Hansen: It's an accomplishment.
Carmen Odessa Shelby: No, Duane, it's a problem. It's a real problem. I'm like Ricky the Carnivorous Pony in respect to men.
Duane Hansen: I love you, I need you, and I wanna make you happy, that's all.
Carmen Odessa Shelby: Oh, I don't know if that's what I really want out of life.
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Features Krazy Kat (1963) See more »

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Honky Tonk Freeway
Written by Steve Dorff and Milton Brown
Performed by Russell Smith
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Great slapstick at freeway speeds with original lines and honky tonk action, if seemingly a bit disjointed at times.
8 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

VERY memorable comedy. It's fun to watch the many situations develop and finally converge after a long journey on that greatest collection of eclectic humanity (and the world's largest honky-tonk) - the great American Freeway. Like "...mad, mad world" it's got loads of contemporary talent, old-boy politics, good comedic action and dialog. Unlike that one it is the target that seeks, not the unwitting seekers

  • they have no idea what they really want as they drift along America's


great road. Nor does it carry the weight of having a great fall guy who is saved only in the end by a great belly-laugh. But the ending stunt sequence is nothing short of spectacular with excellent film editing, humor and timing, and the big city bank scene is hilarious with very original acting by one very talented character in particular. The total aplomb of the city dwellers in the face of chaos leaves one feeling like the proverbial fly on the ceiling. The slapstick is funny, but Honky Tonk Freeway deserves to be heard and seen closely because it is surprisingly loaded with nuance and character reactions that are easily missed. All in all a very funny reflection of who we were and are, good or bad, and the goofy situations we find ourselves in. It was just meant to be FUNNY and it is!


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