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Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)

Ticlaw, a small town in Florida, has only one attraction: a safari park. The government constructs a freeway that passes near Ticlaw, but decides not to put an exit into the town. The ... See full summary »

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John Schlesinger

Writer:

Edward Clinton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Rasche ... Eddie White
Paul Jabara Paul Jabara ... T.J. Tupus
Howard Hesseman ... Snapper
Teri Garr ... Ericka
Jenn Thompson Jenn Thompson ... Delia
Peter Billingsley ... Little Billy
Beau Bridges ... Duane Hansen
Beverly D'Angelo ... Carmen Odessa Shelby
Daniel Stern ... Hitchhiker
Sandra McCabe Sandra McCabe ... Prostitute
Celia Weston ... Grace
Deborah Rush ... Sister Mary Magdalene
Geraldine Page ... Sister Mary Clarise
George Dzundza ... Eugene
Joe Grifasi ... Osvaldo
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Storyline

Ticlaw, a small town in Florida, has only one attraction: a safari park. The government constructs a freeway that passes near Ticlaw, but decides not to put an exit into the town. The people of Ticlaw, led by its Mayor, will do anything in order to convince the governor to alter the project. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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PROMISES ARE MADE IN HEAVEN - But carried out on Earth See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Da steht der ganze Freeway Kopf See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$939,423, 23 August 1981, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,004,742
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Beverly D'Angelo suffered an injury while filming, and required stitches on her face which kept her off set for a week. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where the orphans are being shown the petting zoo, a crew member or the director can be heard giving the cue to "Scream! Scream! Ricky!" as the children become afraid of the white horse they've mistaken for "Ricky the Carnivorous Pony." See more »

Quotes

Hitchhiker: Yep...goin' to the Super Bowl. Gonna sell me some cocaine.
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Features Krazy Kat (1963) See more »

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Diamond Trinkets
Written by Elmer Bernstein and Don Black
Performed by Linda Hart
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A wonderful film ahead of its time ?
7 August 2006 | by sonnythefatSee all my reviews

A wonderful film ahead of its time,

I think so, In the eighty's it was all about winning, Greed is Good ? Remember that one ? I have seen this film more that 20 times, To me this is a real desert island film, I keep watching because there is always something more to learn about these flawed characters that I just love, Jessica Tandy, and Hume Cronin, are simply wonderful,Also Beverly D'angelo, Beau Bridges come in at a close second, don't get me wrong there are many more great performance's in this film, and it is also the way it is written that made it for me, and I hope you, a film that you will want to see over and over, I think TV shows like "Northen Exposure", and now "Earl" owe a lot to this film. but remember it is not a Tom Cruise film.


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