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Citizens Band (1977)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 18 May 1977 (USA)
This movie interlaces the stories of several characters in a small town united by their use of CB (citizen's band) radio. Paul LeMat is the local CB coordinator who has time for little else... See full summary »

Director:

Jonathan Demme

Writer:

Paul Brickman
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Le Mat ... Spider
Candy Clark ... Electra
Bruce McGill ... Blood
Roberts Blossom ... Papa Thermodyne
Tramp Tramp ... Ned The Dog
Charles Napier ... Chrome Angel
Ann Wedgeworth ... Dallas Angel
Marcia Rodd ... Portland Angel
Alix Elias ... Hot Coffee
Richard Bright ... Smilin' Jack
Ed Begley Jr. ... The Priest
Michael Rothman Michael Rothman ... Cochise
Michael Mahler Michael Mahler ... The Hustler
Harry Northup ... The Red Baron
Will Seltzer Will Seltzer ... Warlock
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Storyline

This movie interlaces the stories of several characters in a small town united by their use of CB (citizen's band) radio. Paul LeMat is the local CB coordinator who has time for little else in his life. His father, Roberts Blossom is a sour old man who is nice on the radio. Charles Napier is a trucker hospitalized after an accident, with hilarious consequences. Written by Reid Gagle

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Taglines:

Everybody is somebody else

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Handle with Care See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$815,530

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$815,530
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bruce McGill's first movie. See more »

Goofs

Set in Union, Nebraska, the Chevron station is branded Standard in the film. Chevron did not use the Standard brand outside of the west and parts of the southeast. Amoco, not Chevron, had the rights to the Standard name in Nebraska. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Tryin' to talk and hear at the same time is like tryin' to eat and kiss; it's a mess!
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

You Heard The Song
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Bill Conti
Performed by Larry Santos (uncredited)
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A Special Tribute To a Very Special Lady!
16 June 2014 | by momsitSee all my reviews

I gave this Gem a 10, because Grandma Breaker was my Great Grandmother!

I so enjoyed watching This movie on the Big screen, when I was just a little girl in the 70's! we all Loved Our "grandma" and are so Proud of her! she had a wonderful and fascinating life. She was born on July 1st. Now my own Children are watching "my Grandma Breaker". Also a bit of Trivia, the stories she tells about her life living on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation, Were all True!! she was a wonderful woman who did so much in her life, she even sat in the Oval Office with President Kennedy. I am sure you will Enjoy this Gem of a movie as well, and bear in mind that this movie depicts the very very beginnings of "Social media" It was how awayyyy back in the day we all connected ourselves with one another, just as we do today with the internet! I bet my Great Grandmother never thought she would be sitting not only with Presidents, but on the "Breaking edge" of life as we know it today! Enjoy Citizen Band.. and listen carefully to my Grandma's stories for each and every one of them did happen! ENJOY!!


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