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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 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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Storyline

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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They took Rafferty for everything he had and thereby saved his life. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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George O' Hanlon Jr. (the Gas Station Attendant) played Michael Myers' dad in the original "Halloween" (1978). See more »

Goofs

Charles Martin Smith's character says he's on a 15-day pass. In the Army, this would be considered a leave. Passes are almost always for two or three days. A pass is for short periods of time. Less than a week. See more »

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It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
Written by J.D. Miller
Performed by Sally Kellerman
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Road trip of broken dreams ..........
10 December 2010 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

"Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins" is a character study, loaded with great character actors. It is also unpredictable, with occasional bursts of outrageous humor. Alan Arkin plays a hard drinking, totally inept, and burned out driving instructor. Sally Kellerman, is a wannabe country singer, accompanied by Mackenzie Phillips, a fifteen year old hustler. These three hit the road for New Orleans, scamming and thieving along the way. The colorful characters they encounter include Alex Rocco as a Las Vegas nut job, Charles Martin Smith as a soldier who gets scammed, and Harry Dean Stanton as a one legged veteran who gets hustled at pool. Also, there is a rather unexpected ending to this road trip of broken dreams. - MERK


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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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