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Three for the Road (1987)

A crafty political aide and his soft-spoken pal are assigned the job of delivering a senator's out-of-control teenage daughter to an institution.

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Cast

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Paul
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Robin Kitteredge
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T.S.
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Blanche Kitteridge
Blair Tefkin ...
Missy
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Senator Kitteredge
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Virginia
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Stu
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Clarence
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Junior
Jackie Stewart ...
Officer Merle
J.C. Mullins ...
Officer Earl
Robert Ginnaven ...
Dr. Hastings
Gary Taggart ...
Restaurant Manager
Scott Edmonds ...
Bartender
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A crafty political aide and his soft-spoken pal are assigned the job of delivering a senator's out-of-control teenage daughter to an institution. Written by Anonymous

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Paul was looking for a future. Robin was looking for love. And T.S. was just looking for a ride. In the next 48 hours they will find much more. See more »

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Drama | Comedy

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19 November 1987 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Drei auf dem Highway - Three for the Road  »

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$1,539,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Second movie that stars both Charlie Sheen and Kerri Green, the first is Lucas. See more »

Goofs

(at around 10 mins) When T.S. glances at Robin passed out in the back seat of Paul's car, he says, "Up late last night, were ya?" but his lips clearly don't move. See more »

Quotes

Clarence: I'm sorry, now, little lady, but I can't pick up no hitch hikers.
Robin Kitteredge: Um, Praise the Lord Stop! Won't you save me from a couple of Satan-worshiping rapists!
Clarence: Devil, you say!
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Connections

References Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

We've Got Our Love
Music by Barry Goldberg
Lyrics by Nancy Kidd
Performed by Holly Robinson Peete (uncredited)
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Fun 80's road movie with Charlie Sheen and Kerri Green
12 October 2015 | by (Ohio/PA border) – See all my reviews

Released in 1987, "Three for the Road" stars Charlie Sheen & Alan Ruck as an ambitious political aide and his best friend assigned to delivering a senator's rebellious daughter to a reform institution down south (Kerri Green). The 16 year-old just wants to see her mother whom she hasn't seen in eight years (Sally Kellerman). Blair Tefkin plays a southern gal who hooks up with the trio while Raymond J. Barry plays the teenager's father, a pompous senator.

Like my title blurb says, this is just a fun 80's road flick that hits all the check boxes: Great cast, characters you care about, entertaining situations and antics on the road, a fitting 80's soundtrack, a satisfying conclusion and quality women. As far as that last one goes, Kerri was 19 during filming, which qualifies for a woman, and Blair's just an all-around whoa-man, not to mention Kellerman. Lastly, the movie doesn't wear out its welcome at a mere 88 minutes. For all these reasons, "Three for the Road" breaks the threshold of greatness, as far as amusing road flicks go.

The film was shot in Hot Springs and Little Rock, Arkansas, and is still not available on DVD as of this writing, although it's available on VHS (via sellers on the internet).

GRADE: A-


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