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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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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 .... 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
Location Management
Gabe Greenberg .... location scout
Jennifer Sonnenfeld .... assistant location manager
Chris Tomeo .... location manager
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
Al Giordano .... caterer (2011)
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
Ian M. Stratford .... production counsel
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:

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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 »
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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Ron Eldard makes it worth the watch., 17 January 2012
Author: Matthew Stechel ( from United States

Roadie is a pretty good movie that's only about so-so while you're watching it, however the movie really resonated with me in the days after watching it. I appreciated the effort to make Ron Eldard's character more then just a one dimensional lump of regret...i also like his constant flip flopping between "what have i got to be regretful of? i did what i wanted to!" and "i've totally wasted my life" throughout, as i think that's exactly what a guy in his situation in real life would think upon coming home after twenty five years on the road only to realize he's right back where he was when he first left. While the interactions between Ron Eldard and the rest of the cast kind of go back and fourth on the believable scale (Bobby Cannavale and Jill Hennessey are merely so-so as respectively a guy who used to taunt him in high school and his wife who was a long ago crush for Ron Eldard's probably doesn't help that neither of these characters are likable in the least.) Its Ron Eldard himself who keeps this movie going forward...there are a lot of little moments throughout where his reaction to what's going on in front of him is perfect. Eldard really captures both the self-centeredness and the basic good heartedness of this guy...and while the director and the writer deserve all the credit for keeping this character from veering too far into either direction--it really falls to Eldard to keep him from appearing to be both a selfish jerk and a mopey sad sack punching bag for the rest of the clearly unhappy people in the film to abuse. It really is a good performance that makes the whole film really seem a lot better then it prob would be with somebody else in the lead. Again as a whole the film is only all right--but as a character study of this guy trying to figure out the rest of his life while burdened with guilt about how he led the majority of his life so far--it was quite well done.

Also as someone who lives here--i did love the full on location shooting that's happening here, while i could do without Jill Hennesey's condescending attitude towards "never leaving queens" i did love seeing certain locations on screen--enough to wanna shout "that's near my house" to anyone who was in the theater with me (of course seeing as how there were only about two other people there--i wisely did not.)

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