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Roadie (2011)

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After 20 years on the road with Blue Oyster Cult, Jimmy Testagros returns to his hometown to life with his ailing mother. Complications arise when he falls for an old friend, who is now married to his longtime nemesis.

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Mom
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Catherine Wolf ...
Suzette Gunn ...
Lizette (as Suzette 'Azariah' Gunn)
Gary Cruz ...
Hispanic Store Owner
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Male Cop
Lourdes Martin ...
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Jarlath Conroy ...
Wes, Motel Clerk
Lynne Lipton ...
Waitress
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Irfan
Diana Ravelo ...
Yopi
Darrell Vanterpool ...
Teen
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For over 20 years, Jimmy Testagross has lived his childhood dream: being a roadie for his childhood heroes, Blue Oyster Cult. But the band's Arena-Rock glory days are a distant memory. County fairs and club gigs pay the bills. And Jimmy has become a casualty of these leaner times. With no place to go, no job prospects, and no real skills outside of being a roadie, Jimmy needs to regroup. So he returns to his childhood home in Queens, Ny. There, he revisits old relationships: his ailing, widower mom, a high school crush, a former nemesis and, most importantly, his relationship with himself. Jimmy, the middle-aged man-child, has never grown up. He still carries the resentments and frustrations of his youth, and has allowed them to fester and define who and what he is. Confronted with his mother's illness, Jimmy has a choice: let go of the past and take responsibility for both himself and the woman who raised and now needs him. Or continue to live a life of lies and frustration. Written by Gerald Cuesta

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It was fun while it lasted See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated R for pervasive language and some drug content

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6 January 2012 (USA)  »

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$2,661 (USA) (6 January 2012)

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$7,556 (USA) (20 January 2012)
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The song used while Jimmy is setting up the instruments for the band is "Then Came the Last Days of May" by Blue Oyster Cult. See more »

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Nikki plays the first track on the Good Rats' Ratcity In Blue. The track that we hear is Advertisement in the Voice which is the third track on Side 2. See more »

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Great thoughtful movie
23 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Thinking that men have sincere regrets at mid life makes this movie rock. Real interpretation of what happens to people. Life happens! Did not think the whole theme would work for me, yet it really did. It was a look at real life, with regrets and why we make the decisions we do. Going with the flow, as most youths do and the fun it brings depicts this movie. Letting yourself listen to the music and see things happen in the movie just because things happen keeps you thinking. Now what would I have done. Do we go with what feels good or do we set goals. The memory of times past and our life today depends on our past. Our path can change if we let it. I never review movies but if you are a baby boomer you should she this. Then be grateful for who you are today. And realize you can change things if you want. Makes you think. Sometimes thinking is the problem and not the solution but in this case it isn't.See this film if you are forty or older! Never mind everyone should see it. Cheers or maybe not after this one!


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