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Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)

PG | | Action, Comedy | 21 August 1981 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Eddie White
Paul Jabara ...
T.J. Tupus
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Snapper
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Ericka
Jenn Thompson ...
Delia
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Little Billy
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Grace
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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, led by its 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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Something funny is happening on this freeway. Get off on it. See more »

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Action | Comedy

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21 August 1981 (USA)  »

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Da steht der ganze Freeway Kopf  »

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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$939,423, 23 August 1981, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,004,742
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Trivia

Director John Schlesinger's original cut was somewhere in the range of three hours. See more »

Goofs

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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References The Muppet Show (1976) See more »

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Diamond Trinkets
Written by Elmer Bernstein and Don Black
Performed by Linda Hart
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A wonderful film ahead of its time ?
7 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

A wonderful film ahead of its time,

I think so, In the eighty's it was all about winning, Greed is Good ? Remember that one ? I have seen this film more that 20 times, To me this is a real desert island film, I keep watching because there is always something more to learn about these flawed characters that I just love, Jessica Tandy, and Hume Cronin, are simply wonderful,Also Beverly D'angelo, Beau Bridges come in at a close second, don't get me wrong there are many more great performance's in this film, and it is also the way it is written that made it for me, and I hope you, a film that you will want to see over and over, I think TV shows like "Northen Exposure", and now "Earl" owe a lot to this film. but remember it is not a Tom Cruise film.


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