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Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  27 November 1981 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Eddie White
Paul Jabara ...
T.J. Tupus
Jenn Thompson ...
Little Billy
Duane Hansen
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Sister Mary Magdalene


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 <>

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PROMISES ARE MADE IN HEAVEN - But carried out on Earth See more »


Action | Comedy


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27 November 1981 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

....da steht der ganze Freeway kopf  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

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The location of the off-ramp was the overpass at the I-75 and Palmer Road in Sarasota, Florida. See more »


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 »


Alice the Teller: Mary, what do I do when I'm being robbed?
Eugene: You give us the money, that's what you do, beard face!
Osvaldo: Eugene!
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References The Muppet Show (1976) See more »


Ticlaw Anthem
Written by George Martin and Frank Musker
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23 February 2002 | by (england) – See all my reviews

This movie bombed at the box office and in the voting here but I loved it. One measure of a movie's worth is how much of it you can still remember after 25 years. I won't bore you with a list but there are dozens of deeply comic scenes, also a good story and great casting. The inept robbers are a hoot. See it and judge if it ever gets on TCM.

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