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Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins (1975)

Hapless driving instructor and former Gunnery Sergeant Rafferty, living in squalor near Hollywood, California, doesn't put up too much of a fight when two ladies hitch a ride and attempt to... See full summary »

Director:

Dick Richards

Writer:

John Kaye
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Arkin ... Rafferty
Sally Kellerman ... McKinley 'Mac' Beachwood
Mackenzie Phillips ... Rita 'Frisbee' Sykes
Alex Rocco ... Vinnie
Charles Martin Smith ... Alan Boone (as Charlie Martin Smith)
Harry Dean Stanton ... Billy Winston
John McLiam ... John Beachwood
Richard Hale ... Reverend Culpepper - The Jesus Freak
Louis Prima ... Louis Prima
Sam Butera ... Sam Butera
The Witnesses The Witnesses ... The Witnesses
Arch Johnson ... Smitty
Barbara Colby ... Young Woman
David Proval ... The Incessant Talker
George O'Hanlon Jr. ... Roy - Gas Station Attendant
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Hapless driving instructor and former Gunnery Sergeant Rafferty, living in squalor near Hollywood, California, doesn't put up too much of a fight when two ladies hitch a ride and attempt to kidnap him in their attempt to get to New Orleans; while initially put off, Rafferty finds he's charmed by the kooky pair of misfits and the three of them drive to Las Vegas, Nevada and later Tucson, Arizona, where their bond eventually unravels. Written by moonspinner55

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Rafferty wasn't going anywhere, anyway. See more »

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Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 September 1975 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Rafferty and the Highway Hustlers See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dick Richards directed "Farewell, My Lovely" in the same year (1975). See more »

Goofs

Drum brakes on any make of American car cannot be repaired without taking off the wheel and brake drum. And repairing a wheel cylinder would also require brake fluid. See more »

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Performed by Sally Kellerman
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Not bad, not bad at all
3 April 1999 | by bwaynefSee all my reviews

Not bad, not bad at all. Alan Arkin, an actor whose screen persona has been nearly as eccentric as Elliott Gould's, stars as a none too bright driving instructor abducted by a pair of oddball runaways, well played by the underrated Sally Kellerman and the even less appreciated MacKenzie Phillips. They endure each other's company, and along the journey (this is one of those "road" movies) become accomplices in what seems to be their mutual desire to escape from society's norms. I may be reading more into this film that what the writer has written, but it's an entertaining endeavor, mainly due to the cast.


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