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Roadie -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Gerald Cuesta (written by) and
Michael Cuesta (written by)
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Release Date:
6 January 2012 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Sex Drugs and Rock 'n Roll See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Real People Who Love Music With Some Very Real Problems See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ron Eldard ... Jimmy

Jill Hennessy ... Nikki

Bobby Cannavale ... Randy Stevens

Lois Smith ... Mom

David Margulies ... Don Muller
Catherine Wolf ... Marilyn Muller

Suzette Gunn ... Lizette (as Suzette 'Azariah' Gunn)
Gary Cruz ... Hispanic Store Owner

Anthony Mangano ... Male Cop
Lourdes Martin ... Female Cop
Jarlath Conroy ... Wes, Motel Clerk
Lynne Lipton ... Waitress

Arian Moayed ... Irfan
Diana Ravelo ... Yopi
Darrell Vanterpool ... Teen
Sammy Rhee ... Korean Man in Liquor Store
Obaid Kadwani ... Taxi Driver
Brandon Reilly ... Young Jimmy

Katherine C. Hughes ... Young Nikki (as K.C. Hughes)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edwin Torres ... Pool Player

Directed by
Michael Cuesta 
 
Writing credits
Gerald Cuesta (written by) and
Michael Cuesta (written by)

Produced by
Sirad Balducci .... producer
Mike Downey .... producer
Louis Guerra .... associate producer
Christen Lewis .... executive producer
James Quinlan .... executive producer
Ian M. Stratford .... executive producer
Ezra Xenos .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Chris Seefried 
 
Cinematography by
Andrew Lilien 
 
Film Editing by
Kane Platt 
 
Casting by
Judy Henderson 
 
Production Design by
John El Manahi 
 
Art Direction by
Candice Cardasis 
Evan Seide 
 
Costume Design by
Manuela Harding 
 
Makeup Department
David Kalahiki .... hair department head
David Kalahiki .... makeup department head
Jessica Toth .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Peggy Connolly .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevin Breslin .... second unit director
Louis Guerra .... first assistant director
Robert Tierney .... second second assistant director
Jane Chase Wells .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Roger Brooker .... assistant property master
Aaron Erickson .... set dresser
Niquan Riley .... property master
Danielle Seide .... scenic artist
 
Sound Department
Micah Bloomberg .... sound mixer
Rich Bologna .... sound designer
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist
Timothy Cleary .... boom operator
Tim Crossley .... sound effects editor
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... sound supervisor
Eric Gitelson .... foley engineer
Jeff Seelye .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Ben Perez .... digital intermediate colourist
 
Stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Frisbie .... gaffer
Pat Gillen .... balloon light operator
Holly Hosman .... best boy grip
Sam Lino .... camera intern
Charlie Mysak .... electrician (as Charles A. Mysak)
Roy Nowlin .... electrician
Carolyn Pender .... second assistant camera
Caitlin Strom .... director of photography: second unit
Caitlin Strom .... first assistant camera
Brandon Taylor .... additional key grip
Matt Tomko .... best boy electric
Daniel Zimmer .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Kimberly Graham .... casting associate
Stephanie R. Hunter .... extras casting director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Zairi Malcolm .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Shane Deblasio .... assistant editor
Cristina Esteras-Ortiz .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Chris Seefried .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Lindsay Brayton .... assistant to producer
Betty Chin .... production office supervisor
Nathaniel S. Clouden .... production office assistant
James Davis .... production assistant
Javier Figueroa .... production counsel
Shellie Gillespie .... production accountant
Richard Hagerty .... product placement coordinator
Stephen 'Lucky' Luckingham .... production assistant
Carolyn Eileen Lynch .... production coordinator
Ryan Morgan .... production assistant
Ivan Paric .... additional production assistant
Stacy Rowe .... script supervisor
Jennifer Sonnenfeld .... assistant location manager
Ian M. Stratford .... production counsel
Chris Tomeo .... location manager
Mara Webster .... assistant to director
Jaytyler Ferretti .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Louis J. Ambrosio .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive language and some drug content
Runtime:
USA:95 min
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Continuity: When Jimmy passes out in the car his hair is greasy and grungy. When he is awoken he gets out of the car and his hair is clean and looks like it was just blow dried.See more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Real People Who Love Music With Some Very Real Problems, 7 January 2012
Author: petesea from United States

Jimmy was a roadie for Blue Oyster Cult all his adult life who has - painfully and wrongfully according to him - been fired by the band and left by them somewhere in the wilds of Michigan. With nowhere else to go, he makes his way back home to Queens where he has not been since his father's death many, many years before. He has barely spoken with his mother in the interim and now he overstates his role with the band to her - manager, writer, producer, etc. He tries to collect himself to deal with this massive setback, but he is not making the situation any better with angry calls to the band's actual manager.

I think that roadie is one of the coolest jobs in the world next to rock star and Jimmy does as well. I, too, would have major problems dealing with his rude awakening after so many years and the loss of his livelihood and dream.

Out for some butter for his Mom's famous tuna melts, Jimmy runs into a high school classmate who is and was quite a butt-head who is now married to Jimmy's first love, Nikki. Jimmy and Nikki wind up back in his boyhood room which is untouched by time and looks like a "rock and roll museum" according to Nikki.

Out of his vinyl record collection, Nikki pulls out Ratcity In Blue by, local 70s favorites, the Good Rats and they listen to a couple of tracks. This brings back memories of seeing the band every Saturday night with their friend Steph - who passed away unbeknownst to Jimmy.

This movie is about real people, with lots of issues, who love music and are dealing with some very real problems. If you enjoy music, have been on the road with a band or thought about doing so (one of my life's regrets is turning down an offer to be a roadie) you will really like this movie.

Full disclosure - I also own this "original" album with the cool pizza sleeve art, am a huge Good Rats fan and may have seen Steph, Nikki and Jimmy at one of those Saturday night shows back in the day. My heartfelt thanks go to Gerald and Michael Cuesta for a wonderful film and soundtrack including these New York music legends and a great version of Jackson Browne's Stay by Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows. Did they misspell "Peppi" Marchello in the closing thanks to him?

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