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Roadie (1980)

A young Texas good ol' boy has a knack with electronic equipment, and that talent gets him a job as a roadie with a raucous travelling rock-and-roll show.

Director:

Alan Rudolph

Writers:

Big Boy Medlin (story), Michael Ventura (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meat Loaf ... Travis W. Redfish
Kaki Hunter ... Lola Bouilliabase
Art Carney ... Corpus C. Redfish
Gailard Sartain ... B.B. Muldoon
Don Cornelius ... Mohammed Johnson
Rhonda Bates Rhonda Bates ... Alice Poo
Joe Spano ... Ace
Richard Marion Richard Marion ... George
Sonny Carl Davis ... Bird (as Sonny Davis)
Ginger Varney Ginger Varney ... Weather Girl
Al Mays Al Mays ... Mohammed's Bodyguard
Cindy Wills Cindy Wills ... Prom Queen
Allan Graf ... Tiny
Merle Kilgore Merle Kilgore ... Himself
Jack Elliott ... Himself (as Ramblin' Jack Elliott)
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Storyline

Down home Texas boy Travis W. Redfish falls hard for Lola Bouilliabase, a glitter-spangled groupie determined to lose her virginity to Alice Cooper. Hoping to woo her, Travis signs with a travelling rock band and soon finds himself celebrated as the greatest roadie of all time. Between concerts, Travis uses his wits to make sure that the show goes on, no matter where, no matter what. This does not take long for Travis to realize that, compared to the great rock circus, there's no place like home. However, Lola's date with destiny (and Cooper) to become the greatest groupie of all time looms. Can true love survive rock 'n' roll? Written by MGM/UA Home Video

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Taglines:

The story of a boy and his equipment. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A menedzser See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,002,263, 15 June 1980, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,226,370
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One night on-set, baritones Don Cornelius and Ray Benson had an impromptu contest to determine whose voice was the deepest. Cornelius won. See more »

Quotes

Various persons: Everything works if you let it.
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Connections

References Fantasy Island (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Eyes of Texas
Written by John Lang Sinclair (as J.L. Sinclair)
Performed by Hank Williams Jr. and Roy Orbison
Hank Williams Jr. courtesy of Elektra Records and Curb Productions
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Slows a bit, but a great movie to listen to while doing something else.
6 March 2005 | by poor_shaggySee all my reviews

The movie slows down abit after the Austin bar fight scene. But before, the movie is tight and has good dialog. I probably am biased because I am from Texas.

Everything from Roy Orbinson, to the Shiner beer truck to the armadillos, and especially to Muhamed Johnson mispronouncing Redfish's name is great. Other than King of the Hill it is probably the best caricature of Texas that I have seen.

Now as a band cameo movie it isn't that great but Meatloaf in brainlock is worth watching just to hear what he says.

It's a classic in my opinion.


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