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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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Virginia
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Stu
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Robert Ginnaven ...
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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
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The character of Paul Tracey was named after a childhood friend of one of the writers. See more »

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(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

Paul: You know he could've killed me with that club! And the truck would have killed him! And the poor guy loses all his chickens!
Robin Kitteredge: It was an accident. I must have kicked something inside the truck.
Paul: No accidents just seem to follow you around, don't they? Well, I'll tell you what! One more episode out of you young lady, I'm gonna hurt you, and bag you, and throw your ass in the trunk, so don't push me alright!
Robin Kitteredge: [Mocking Paul] Alright.
T.S.: [laughs]
Paul: You think I'm kidding! You think this is funny? And that goes...
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References Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) See more »

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Pretty Little Rebel
Composed and Performed by John Eddie
Courtesy of Columbia Records
© 1986 John Eddie Music
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Fun 80's road movie with Charlie Sheen and Kerri Green
12 October 2015 | by 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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