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Roadie -- Canned from a 20-year job as roadie for Blue Oyster Cult, Jimmy is broke and returns to his hometown, where a wild night with some hard-partying high school friends shows him that some things never change.
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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Release Date:
6 January 2012 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (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 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
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
Sirad Balducci .... unit production manager
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
Candice Cardasis .... art department coordinator
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 .... assistant sound editor
Visual Effects by
Ben Perez .... digital intermediate colourist
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
T.J. Alston .... lighting technician
John Frisbie .... gaffer
Pat Gillen .... balloon light operator
Holly Hosman .... best boy grip
Steve Lamb .... third electric
Andrew Lilien .... camera operator (as Andy Lilien)
Sam Lino .... camera intern
Charlie Mysak .... electrician (as Charles A. Mysak)
Roy Nowlin .... electrician
Christopher T. Paul .... steadicam operator
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
Eric Carlson .... additional editing
Shane Deblasio .... assistant editor
Cristina Esterás-Ortiz .... digital intermediate producer (as Cristina Esteras-Ortiz)
Peter Mostert .... additional editing
Music Department
Sanaz Lavaedian .... music coordinator
Chris Seefried .... composer: additional music
Robin Urdang .... music supervisor
Other crew
Steve Boyle .... post-production accountant
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
Gabe Greenberg .... location scout
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)
Louis J. Ambrosio .... thanks

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Additional Details

Rated R for pervasive language and some drug content
USA:95 min
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

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 »
Factual errors: 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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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Ideal Hangover Sunday night time to call your mum film!, 21 January 2012
Author: camparisafari from United Kingdom

I was really moved by this film , great performances from Lois Smith and Ron Eldard - like the previous reviewer wrote there is great chemistry between them and none of the performances are hackneyed or overworked , its a perfectly practical plot and it allows for the cast to put in some shining examples - the motel scene is particularly effective, as are the kitchen scenes with the Lois Smith doing some excellent pottering ! Don't know why the the reviews haven't been more glowing for this its a little gem of a film , one for reflection and not gushy or sentimental its pitch perfect , great soundtrack too even though there's no 'Reaper from the blue oyster cult

I heartily recommend you watch this with a hangover and you phone your parents and tell them how great they are!

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ellard's jacket! (SPOILERS) discmann262
An interview, which also includes scenes from the film :) suzy823
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