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Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)

PG | | Action, Comedy | 21 August 1981 (USA)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Eddie White
Paul Jabara ... T.J. Tupus
... Snapper
... Ericka
Jenn Thompson ... Delia
... Little Billy
... Duane Hansen
... Carmen Odessa Shelby
... Hitchhiker
Sandra McCabe ... Prostitute
... Grace
... Sister Mary Magdalene
... Sister Mary Clarise
... Eugene
... Osvaldo
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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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Action | Comedy

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21 August 1981 (USA)  »

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Da steht der ganze Freeway Kopf  »

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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$939,423, 23 August 1981, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,004,742
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Director John Schlesinger's original cut was somewhere in the range of three hours. See more »

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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 »

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Alice the Teller: Mary, what do I do when I'm being robbed?
Eugene: You give us the money, that's what you do, beard face!
Osvaldo: Eugene!
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Features Krazy Kat (1963) See more »

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You're Crazy But I Like You
Written by Frank Musker and Dominic Bugatti
Performed by Roger Cook and Linda Hart
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Almost forgotten, this huge flop deserves a look.
9 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

A notorious big budget flop when released. This Robert Altman inspired comedy has some terrific moments and an occasionally inspired cast. Although it goes on to long an loses its focus completely, there are enough funny moments that will keep a curious viewer watching until the end. If you are a fan of character actors and actresses, this will be a treat for you; you will recognize so many terrific little known performers throughout this movie (you may not know their names, but you know their faces), heck even the kid from A Christmas Story turns up in a small part. Rent if from Netflix, if you read this, I bet you will enjoy it.


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