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Road to Salina (1970)

R | | Drama | 17 February 1971 (USA)
Jonas (Walker Jr) is on the road to Salina. He stops at a gas station/restaurant and its owner, Mara (Hayworth), is struck by his resemblance to her dead son, Rocky (Porel). He decides to ... See full summary »

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Georges Lautner

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Georges Lautner (screenplay), Maurice Cury (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mimsy Farmer ... Billie
Robert Walker Jr. ... Jonas (as Robert Walker)
Ed Begley ... Warren
Bruce Pecheur Bruce Pecheur ... Charlie
Ivano Staccioli Ivano Staccioli ... Linda's Husband
David Sachs David Sachs ... The Sheriff
Sophie Hardy ... Linda
Albane Navizet Albane Navizet ... Pat (as Albane)
Jaime Jaime
Ellie Ellie
Oswaldo D'Allo Oswaldo D'Allo
El Pollo El Pollo
Sierra Sierra
Dada Gallotti Dada Gallotti
Marc Porel ... Rocky
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Storyline

Jonas (Walker Jr) is on the road to Salina. He stops at a gas station/restaurant and its owner, Mara (Hayworth), is struck by his resemblance to her dead son, Rocky (Porel). He decides to stay on and meets Mara's friend Warren (Begley) and Rocky's seductive sister Billie (Famer), but dark facts are to be revealed about the death of Rocky. Written by fabreu

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Her mind was the most erotic and dangerous part of her body.

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Drama

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

17 February 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La route de Salina See more »

Filming Locations:

Canary Islands, Spain

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Final film role for Ed Begley, who died the same year. See more »

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Referenced in Let the Corpses Tan (2017) See more »

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Road to nowhere
21 March 2017 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

Robert Walker Jr (Jonas) drifts his way to an isolated petrol station in the middle of nowhere run by Rita Hayworth (Mara). She's nuts and thinks he's her son. She also has a daughter Mimsy Farmer (Billie) who lives with her. Weirdo hanger-on Ed Begley (Warren) also acknowledges Walker Jr. as Hayworth's son. Just what is going on in this crazy place?

First of all, who is who in this film? Is Hayworth telling the truth? Is Farmer really her daughter? Why is everyone seemingly playing along with a lie? And what about the whole brother/sister love angle? Too weird.

The film is, unfortunately, very slow moving and Farmer is very unconvincing in her role. Her smile is just too plastic for words. I fell asleep during this film but so what. I bet nothing happened. Walker Jr. got a few clues as to who is telling the truth. Nobody cares. It's a boring film with a sick premise and is totally unrealistic and pretty confusing, especially at the beginning. Anyone normal would have just left, especially when an old friend turns up. That's it, leave. End of stupid film.


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